ONE-LEG : THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF HENRY WILLIAM PAGET, FIRST MARQUESS OF ANGLESEY, K. G. 1768 - 1854.

Anglesey, The Marquess of.


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1st ed., 1961. 428 pp., frontis., + plates + maps & ills., + 2 fldg., charts. D.j., 23 x 16cm. D.j., chipped & worn o/w V.G. Henry William Paget, like his famous contemporary the Duke of Wellington, became a legend during his lifetime. Following a youth of scrapes and later a scandalous elopement and duel, the Marquess became best known for his greatness as a cavalry leader. His brilliant timing of the charge of the ‘heavies’ at Waterloo averted disaster in the first crisis of that battle. Having lost a leg by one of the last shots fired on that sanguinary day, he was later known as One-Leg Paget. Among the famous figures prominent in this absorbing story is of course the ‘Iron Duke’, with whom Anglesey was often at odds but of whom in old age became a very close friend.


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