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Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, KG, GCB, GCH, PC, FRS (1 May 1769 – 14 September 1852) was an Anglo-Irish soldier and Tory statesman who was one of the leading military and political figures of 19th-century Britain, serving twice as prime minister of the United Kingdom. He is among the commanders who won and ended the Napoleonic Wars when the coalition defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. -- Wikipedia. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Guedalla, Philip
Philip Guedalla (1889-1944) was a British historian and biographer. He was born in London, England to a Jewish family of Spanish descent. He initially trained as a lawyer which he practised for 10 years before turning to writing. He is best known for his biographies of the Duke of Wellington and Prime Ministers Gladstone and Churchill. He described biography as “a very definite region bounded on the north by history, on the south by fiction, on the east by obituary, and on the west by tedium.” He tried unsuccessfully to be elected to parliament as a Liberal. He was active in Jewish organizations both political and historical. (Jewish Lives Project)
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