Death of Wellington

portrait of the Duke of WellingtonOn 14 September 1852, Wellington died at Walmer Castle at age 83 after what was most likely a stroke, touching off an extraordinary period of mourning because of a two-month delay between his death and his massive and elaborate state funeral. Image: Sir Thomas Lawrence, Portrait of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1814). This image is in the public domain in the United States because its copyright has expired.


Sean Grass, “On the Death of the Duke of Wellington, 14 September 1852″

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14 Sep 1852

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