Friday, 5 March 2010

Marquess of Anglesey Column

The Marquess of Anglesey lost a leg at the battle of Waterloo, and this impressive column was erected in his honour.
The column is just over the Brittania Bridge, it is on the outskirts of famous Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogo-goch. The column was finished two years after the battle of Waterloo, which was fought on the 18th of June 1815. The column is said to be 27 meters high.
Field Marshal Henry William Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey KG, GCB, GCH, PC (17 May 1768 – 29 April 1854), styled Lord Paget between 1784 and 1812 and known as The Earl of Uxbridge between 1812 and 1815, was a British military leader and politician, now chiefly remembered for leading the charge of the heavy cavalry against d'Erlon's column during the Battle of Waterloo. He also served twice as Master-General of the Ordnance and twice as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
Paget entered parliament in 1790 as member for Carnarvon, a seat he held until 1796, and then represented Milborne Port between 1796 and 1804 and again between 1806 and 1810.

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