The papers of Arthur Wellesley, first Duke of Wellington (1769–1852) at the University of Southampton Library number 100,000 items. They are the Duke’s principal archive and cover his military and political career from 1790 until his death.
The Wellington archive
Wellington's papers give exceptional insight into Britain and its empire during the Napoleonic Wars.
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Wellington and politics
Wellington had a political career parallel to his military one. Find out more.