Life of the week: the Duke of Wellington

HistoryExtra podcast


Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington has gone down in history as one of Britain’s most formidable military commanders. But how did he earn such an impressive reputation? In today’s Life of the Week episode, Dr Zack White guides Ellie Cawthorne through Wellington’s successes on the battlefield, as well as his controversial tenure as a politician and salacious personal life.


The HistoryExtra podcast is produced by the team behind BBC History Magazine.

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