Graham Stephen

Graham Stephen

Posted on 07/07/2015


Photo taken on June 21, 2015


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Plas Newydd


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Plas Newydd - 20150621 - 01

Plas Newydd - 20150621 - 01
Plas Newydd estate, which has been owned by the National Trust since 1976, dates back to the 14th century and its Grade I listed house was rebuilt in the 1790s as a country retreat for Henry Paget (1744-1812), 1st Earl of Uxbridge (2nd creation) by architect James Wyatt (1746-1813). Upon Paget’s death, his son Henry William Paget (1768-1854) inherited the estate and became the 2nd Earl of Uxbridge.

Henry William Paget was a prominent politician and military commander. He served as MP for Carnarvon and also for Milborne Port in Somerset. His military career started in the 1790s and he is best known for his role in the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 where he was, as a Lieutenant-General, second in command to Arthur Wellesley (1769-1852), 1st Duke of Wellington, and was in command of the British, Belgian and Dutch cavalry. Having led the cavalry charge, he was, towards the end of the battle, struck by cannon fire, whereupon he... [more...]

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