Out and About: Duke of Wellington statues

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Dave Martin, last updated: 3rd July 2015

The Iron Duke in Bronze

Dave Martin, recently the author of a book on the French Revolution, takes us on a journey to discover some of the memorials to the Duke of Wellington, and asks what they tell us about the great man.

The Duke of Wellington is so clearly a national hero that it is no surprise to find statues of him in cities across the United Kingdom. To my knowledge there are at least ten, maybe more. So when I planned this journey I decided to apply some simple criteria to determine which ones to visit.

First I wanted a range of statues that illuminated...

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