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Tango0114 Apr 2018 12:36 p.m. PST

"There is no doubt that Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington, was in command of the allied army during that gruelingly hellish day. But at that time, he had yet to be dubbed the "Iron Duke." In fact, that epithet was given to him many years later, long after the Regency was over.

There are a number different stories about how the Iron Duke acquired his sobriquet. In addition, there were other noble military men who had been called Iron Duke, long before Wellington was born…"
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Gazzola16 Apr 2018 6:11 a.m. PST

Tango01

He was a great commander and that certainly can't be challenged. However, yes, it seems he was called the 'Iron Duke' well after Waterloo due to the metal shutters he had to place on his windows for protection.

But that did not stop some historians and authors calling him the Iron Duke or have it in their book titles. LOL

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Tango0116 Apr 2018 10:32 a.m. PST

Thanks for the links my good friend!. (smile)

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Benito Champley28 Apr 2018 1:55 p.m. PST

No, no no; The Iron Duke was at Jutland…

Tango0129 Apr 2018 3:05 p.m. PST

(smile)

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