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Lawrence - Henry William Paget N070452 Featured Anglesey Image

Lawrence - Henry William Paget N070452

APSLEY HOUSE, London. "Henry William Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey" (1768-1854) by Sir Thomas LAWRENCE (1769-1830). WM 1474-1948. Despite personal differences with the Duke of Wellington, in 1815 General Paget commanded the Cavalry Corps. He successfully covered the withdrawal of the Allies following the Battle of Quatre Bras. At the Battle of Waterloo he led a spectacular cavalry charge that turned back D'Erlon's Corps from their assault. One of the last cannon shots fired that day hit Paget in the right leg, necessitating its amputation. According to anecdote he was close to Wellington when he was hit, exclaiming, "By God, sir, I've lost my leg!" To which Wellington replied, "By God, sir, so you have!"

© Historic England

Start of Major Woods Unlucky Flight - Receiving a blessing Featured Anglesey Image

Start of Major Woods Unlucky Flight - Receiving a blessing

Major J C P Wood and Captain C C Wyllie met with misfortune during their preliminary flight from Eastchurch to Limerick, whence they intended to cross the Atlantic from west to east. The engine stopped, due to an air-lock in the fuel pipe twelve miles out over the Irish Sea. The turned and descended to Church Bay, Anglesey where the pilots were rescued and the aircraft later salvaged (as shown in this photograph). In the background can be seen the third HMS Windsor (D42), a W-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service in the final months of World War I and in World War II. Date: 1919

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

The Marquis of Anglesey Featured Anglesey Image

The Marquis of Anglesey

Henry Cyril Paget, 5th Marquess of Anglesey Bt, (16 June 1875 14 March 1905), styled Lord Paget until 1880 and Earl of Uxbridge between 1880 and 1898, and nicknamed "Toppy", British peer, notable during his short life for squandering his inheritance on a lavish social life and accumulating massive debts. Regarded as the "black sheep" of the family, he was dubbed "the dancing marquess" for his habit of performing "sinuous, sexy, snake-like dances". He converted the chapel at the family's country seat of Plas Newydd, Anglesey, into a 150-seat theatre, named the Gaiety Theatre. Here he took the lead role, opulently costumed, in productions ranging from pantomime and comedy to performances of Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband and Shakespeare's Henry V. For three years he took his company on tour around Britain and Europe. Date: 1904

© Mary Evans Picture Library