The Wellington Collection


Apsley House

If you ever go to London and fancy visiting Wellington’s Arch, then please take a look across the road at the magnificent house opposite – that is Apsley House, the home of the 1st Duke of Wellington. Continue reading


200 years later and still an impact!


One beautifully written letter!

Having just transcribed some documents from the National Archives, catalougue number WO1/1116, it strikes me just how beautifully written these documents were.

One letter to a local lord, implores him to ‘solicit, on the ground of humanity and common charity alone, some small relief, that may prevent my becoming the Prey of Poverty Continue reading