The Iron Duke Serves the French an Unsavoury Dish

On the 22nd of July 1812 The Duke of Wellington defeated the French forces under Marshal Auguste Marmont, at the Battle of Salamanca, in Spain.


Robert Home, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington.

Wellington later proclaimed “We always have been, we are, and I hope that we always shall be detested in France”.

Jack Plane

About Jack Plane

Formerly from the UK, Jack is a retired antiques dealer and self-taught woodworker, now living in Australia.
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9 Responses to The Iron Duke Serves the French an Unsavoury Dish

  1. Burbidge says:



  2. D.B. Laney says:

    I have only one question. Was’nt it the French who taught the Brits to wrap up that tenderloin in a Pastry Shell? Could World Peace be accomplished in some kitchen in Bordeaux?


  3. Did you know that Arthur Wellesly (aka the Duke of Wellington) was reported to have been a very good violinist- vaguely related by way of the subject of fine woodworking (violins)!!


  4. Harry Stevenson says:

    As a fellow Irishman to the Iron Duke, I will drink to his comment on the French!


  5. hughjengine says:

    Slightly on-topic, but with the current rise in interest after campaign furniture, do you know if any of Wellington’s Peninsular furniture survives?


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