Following his victory against Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, no man in Britain was more respected or more lauded than Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. Titles and lands were bestowed upon the hero, and monuments were erected in his honor and in recognition of the men who fought with him.
Shortly after Waterloo, a patriotic, upper-class society known as Ladies of England commissioned a statue of Wellington on behalf of the nation’s women. They turned to the acclaimed sculptor Richard Westmacott, who cast the statue out of 33 tonnes of bronze from enemy cannons captured in the Battles of Salamanca (1812), Vitoria (1813), Toulouse (1814) and Waterloo.
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|Let’s visit Britain! en||1km||site_izi|
|The Beaumont Hotel||2019||0.9km||site_ao|
|Handel & Hendrix in London||2019||1.1km||site_ao|
|London’s Rose-Ringed Parakeets||2019||1km||site_ao|
|The Lioness and the Lesser Kudu||2019||0.8km||site_ao|
|The Map that Changed the World||2019||1.1km||site_ao|
|The London Library||2018||1.2km||site_ao|
|Tyburn Tree Marker||2018||1.1km||site_ao|
|London’s KGB Lamp Post||2018||0.3km||site_ao|
|The Largest Dog Library in London||2018||0.6km||site_ao|
|The Original Prototype of London’s Iconic Telephone Box||2017||1km||site_ao|
|Animals in War Memorial||2018||0.8km||site_ao|
|Brown Hart Gardens||2018||1km||site_ao|
|Churchill’s Secret Tube Station||2018||0.3km||site_ao|
|Michael Faraday’s Laboratory||2017||0.9km||site_ao|
|William Blake’s Last Surviving London Home||2017||1.1km||site_ao|
|Hyde Park Barracks||0.9km||site_brutalism|
|St James’s Place||1959||0.8km||site_brutalism|
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