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The wake of Wellington : Englishness in 1852

Author: Peter W Sinnema
Publisher: Athens : Ohio University Press, ©2006.
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"Soldier, hero, and politician, the Duke of Wellington is one of the best-known figures of nineteenth-century England. From his victory at Waterloo over Napoleon in 1815, he rose to become prime minister of his country. As interesting as Wellington was in life, Peter Sinnema finds equal fascination in Victorian England's response to the duke's death." "The Wake of Wellington considers Wellington's spectacular
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Sinnema, Peter W.
Wake of Wellington.
Athens : Ohio University Press, c2006
(OCoLC)645004858
Named Person: Arthur Wellesley Wellington, Duke of; Arthur Wellesley Wellington, Duke of; Arthur Wellesley Wellington, Duke of; Arthur Wellesley Wellington, Duke of; Arthur Wellesley of Wellington
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter W Sinnema
ISBN: 0821416790 9780821416792
OCLC Number: 61731328
Description: xxx, 165 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: A chronology of the Duke of Wellington --
Aftereffects : Wellington and Englishness --
First rehearsal : exhibition --
Second rehearsal : simplicity --
The waiting game : selling Wellington and crowd anxiety --
Obsequies and sanctification --
Irish opposition --
Epilogue : the Hyde Park Corner controversy.
Responsibility: Peter W. Sinnema.
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