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Lord Robert Edward Somerset

(1776-1842), General

Regency Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 5 portraits
Somerset joined the British Army in 1793. He rose swiftly, and by 1801 he had attained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel and was placed in command of the 4th Light Dragoons. His regiment joined the Peninsular War in Portugal in 1809. Somerset commanded them in various battles and was promoted to Colonel the following year. They were involved in the Battle of Salamanca, which inflicted a damaging defeat on the French. At the Battle of Waterloo Somerset was in command of the Household Cavalry Brigade. After the battle, he was appointed to command the 1st Brigade of cavalry in the army of occupation in France in 1815, and he held this command until the army was withdrawn at the end of 1818.

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Lord Robert Edward Somerset, by George Thomas Payne, published by  Edward Puckle, after  Johann Grund - NPG D41824

Lord Robert Edward Somerset

by George Thomas Payne, published by Edward Puckle, after Johann Grund
mezzotint, published 1 January 1846
NPG D41824

Lord Robert Edward Somerset, by George Thomas Payne, published by  Edward Puckle, after  Johann Grund - NPG D41825

Lord Robert Edward Somerset

by George Thomas Payne, published by Edward Puckle, after Johann Grund
mezzotint, published 1 January 1846
NPG D41825

Lord Robert Edward Somerset, by John Cochran, republished by  Thomas Boys, republished by  Ernest Gambart & Co, after  William Salter - NPG D41827

Lord Robert Edward Somerset

by John Cochran, republished by Thomas Boys, republished by Ernest Gambart & Co, after William Salter
stipple and line engraving, republished 15 February 1853 (1834-1840)
NPG D41827

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