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This statue of the Duke of Wellington is right alongside the Wellington arch (you can see that in the background of my photo here!).

The arch and the statue are both memorials to the Duke of Wellington (1769-1852), who is a British hero for the part he played in the Battle of Waterloo. He later became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and lived in a house just across the road from this statue.

The Duke of Wellington is strongly associated with the Wellington Boot (a boot that is waterproof, made of rubber and comes up to just below the knee). You quite often see images of the Duke with his head coming out of a boot.

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  • Written Apr 30, 2005
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