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Jane Wellesley

Waterloo: a woman’s view

Jane Wellesley is an Independent Television Producer and author of Wellington: A Journey Through My Family. Her father was the 8th Duke of Wellington born in 1915, a hundred years after the first Duke's momentous victory over Napoleon at Waterloo, but only a little over sixty years after the death of his celebrated ancestor. Most of us view the First Duke of Wellington as an iconic figure, whose name has been claimed by pubs, squares, streets, and, of course, rubber boots. In this highly personal account, the public man gives way to the private, and Wellington's legacy is seen through the eyes of those who have followed in his footsteps.