*Includes pictures of Wellington and important people, places, and events in his life.*Includes a Bibliography for further reading.*Includes a Table of Contents“Believe me, nothing except a battle lost can be half so melancholy as a battle won.” – Duke of Wellington, at WaterlooA lot of ink has been spilled covering the lives of history’s most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? In Charles River Editors’ British Legends series, readers can get caught up to speed on the lives of Great Britain’s most important men and women in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known. In September 1852, a steam train carried the body of Arthur Wellesley, First Duke of Wellington, from Kent to London, where he was to be interred at St. Paul’s Cathedral after a huge state funeral. A million would flo ...