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One of the most decorated soldiers in history was born in 6 Upper Merrion Street, Dublin in 1769 (now the Merrion Hotel). The son of a noble, but impoverished family, Arthur Wesley (later changed to Wellesley by his eldest brother who became Governor General of India) did not show much flair for anything other than playing the violin when he joined the army as an ensign in 1787, having been withdrawn from Eton due to a downturn in the family’s finances. 743 more words
Daniel’s letters: 1 and 5 May 1814 – French prisoners in Hounslow, ‘French Tyrant’ transported to Elba
R. 5th of May
May the 1st 1814
Dear Father and Mother
Your letter March the 28 I received 1st of April and glad to hear of your good health and in hope you enjoy the same at present… 356 more words
Piove, sto andando al mare. Gioia.
Consolante la consapevolezza d’aver scordato l’asciugamano ma non averne bisogno, sarà una vacanza sempre e solo bagnata.
Peccato aver portato outfits di ogni genere, quando con un costume avrei potuto passare quattro indimenticabili giorni sotto la pioggia, dormendo ubriaco a birdopiscina ogni singola notte. 366 more words