The Iron Duke After Waterloo

The Duke of Wellington defeated Napoleon (with help of course from Blucher) when he was 46 years old. After that, he was showered with rewards. He had wealth and fame and the adoration of everyone.  And he had earned it.

He might have retired. But instead, he went into politics. And his political career is as interesting for its failures as his military career is for its successes. Here is what happened.

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