NUMBER ONE, LONDON: A House For A Hero with Linda Young

Wednesday 11 Jul 2012, 10:15 AM – 11:45 AM

The Duke of Wellington, conqueror of Napoleon, established his London residence to launch his post-military political career. This talk reviews the relatively modest red brick house which was transformed in 1819 and 1828 as a suitable mansion for the hero. Furnished with magnificent gifts from grateful allies, and now a museum, the formal rooms remain in situ to celebrate his memory.

Linda Young is Senior Lecturer & Course Director in Cultural Heritage & Museum Studies at Deakin University, is writing a book on the history of historic houses as a species of museum.

Joseph Nash, The Waterloo Gallery at Apsley House, 1852

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