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Wellington: the Great Briton

This video describes Wellington's military and political career after Waterloo, his extraordinary funeral and his lasting impact on British culture.

The Duke of Wellington continued his military and political career after Napoleon’s defeat, and was Prime Minister between 1828 and 1830. Despite events that tarnished his reputation, when he died in 1852 there was a national outpouring of grief and an extraordinary state funeral for this Great Briton.

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Wellington and the Battle of Waterloo

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