Saturday, January 28, 2017

The Funeral Of The Duke Of Wellington

The Duke of Wellington was one of the leading military and political figures of 19th-century Britain. When he died in 1852, 1.5 million people watched as his funeral cortege passed through the City to St Paul’s Cathedral. To commemorate it, Henry Alken and George Augustus Sala painted a panorama fully 20 meters long, which was released the following year:



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