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Re: Wellington's "Non Uniform" uniform

Postby Josh&Historyland » March 17th, 2014, 1:10 am

Just in case anyone was interested I found out what Wellington's Spanish General's sash looked like, courtesy of Mr. Heaphy, whose work I always admired. I wonder if he wore it at Waterloo, perhaps not, since he was not commanding any Spanish troops, though he did ask for some Portuguese ones to be sent to him.

http://www.npgprints.com/image/19729/thomas-heaphy-arthur-wellesley-1st-duke-of-wellington
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Re: Wellington's "Non Uniform" uniform

Postby FBC-Elvas, Portugal » March 17th, 2014, 11:43 am

It's this kind of detail that's always useful to historical fiction writers. You'll never know how many people will see your post - Google. Bing and Yahoo are trawling the forum as I write - and be grateful to you.

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Re: Wellington's "Non Uniform" uniform

Postby unclearthur » March 20th, 2014, 8:07 pm

Yep - I can definitely see him tripping over those sabre slings in my next missive :lol:
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Re: Wellington's "Non Uniform" uniform

Postby Josh&Historyland » March 20th, 2014, 9:23 pm

:D Haha! Funnily after the war he once wouldn't let Sir Thomas Lawrence leave after a sitting because he in Wellington's opinion had not rendered his sword properly.

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Re: Wellington's "Non Uniform" uniform

Postby Josh&Historyland » June 24th, 2017, 5:14 pm

I do love the Heaphy painting and studies. It's pretty much a giant list of Wellington's staff in 1813-14, practically as close as we shall get to a group photograph of army headquarters.

http://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw231996/Field-Marshall-the-Duke-of-Wellington-KG-c-c-Giving-Orders-to-his-Generals-Previous-to-a-General-Action

This thread began with me wanting info about a general's sash and cockades. Apparently it was stupidly simple to find out what both looked like, for here in Heaphy's work is the arrangement of his cockades. Sadly there is no resolution that can get close enough to satisfy my curiosity once and for all

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Re: Wellington's "Non Uniform" uniform

Postby FBC-Elvas, Portugal » June 25th, 2017, 9:52 am

Wellington did like his head attire I've read.

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