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Wellington the Beau free pdf Few people know that Wellington, the Iron Duke', as well as being an outstanding general, was also a great lover, who pursued the opposite sex with passion, vigour, but also dignity. His unassuming wife Kitty could not compete with Harriette Wilson, the intriguing courtesan- nor with the beautiful Italian singer La Grassini- nor with Princess Lieven, the notorious Russian spy. Patrick Delaforce has unearthed a cornucopia of true, fascinating stories about a score of ladies, who one way or another loved the Iron Duke. One of his nicknames, The Beau', referred not only to his sartorial taste but also to his considerable graceful charm. He was a favourite of Queen Victoria, who would call Send for the Duke!' whenever she had a problem. This story has an extraordinary ending. The Duke was actually seen to be ill with love' for the beautiful Mary Anne Patterson from Baltimore, and she with him. However, as a distinguished widower, society decreed that Wellington could not marry Mary Anne, a divorcee, so instead she married the Duke's brother, Richard Wellesley, a notable roue, and lived unhappily ever after. 'In this unique and entertaining book military historian Patrick Delaforce turns from the battlefield to the boudoir to document Wellington's many victories as a bedroom warrior.' Naval

About Patrick Delaforce

Patrick Delaforce has had five biographies published: Pepys in Love, Nelson's First Love: Fanny's Story, Wellington the Beau, and two innovative books comprised of anecdotal vignettes: Winston Churchill and Adolf Hitler. Altogether Delaforce has published more than 40 non-fiction titles, on such varied subjects as travel, wine, nature, parks and military history.

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Author : Patrick Delaforce
Publisher : Thistle Publishing
Data Published : 05 April 2014
ISBN : 1909869880
EAN : 9781909869882
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 344 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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