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He did, however, praise the bravery and firmness of Wellington’s troops. On the surface, it would be easy for Wellington to claim the strongest legacy given the victories he achieved and dismiss Napoleon as nothing more than a sore loser. Yet Wellington’s triumphs only gave to him what British society would allow him to gain. In the end his political career after Waterloo fell to pieces because the establishment – which he had given his lifeblood to protect – no longer tolerated him. Napoleon had created from scratch his own establishment in the form of his European empire which, at its height, stretched from Spain to the gates of Moscow.
Captured chief from a rival clan called the Tatars. Khan invented At this point, Temüjin had Such was life in medieval Mongolia – a perpetual the passport, an a choice to make. He and his cycle of kidnappings and raids fuelled by blood brothers could succumb to their feuds dating back centuries. Temüjin’s grandfather, iron medallion that thirst for revenge and pursue Khabul Khan, had briefly united the warring tribes allowed safe passage Börte’s captors, or they could during the 1100s, but that was ancient history.
As a final humiliation he was allowed to keep the title of emperor – emperor of a tiny Mediterranean island with a population Head to head Legacy WELLINGTON Military +++++ Political +++++ Fame +++++ Overall +++++ 30 Wellington’s cold ambition, his unemotional nature and his unflinching resolve are what we often remember, hence his alias: the Iron Duke. He was the great military hero who stoically defied the tyrannical ambitions of the ‘evil’ Napoleon and, through British ingenuity, checked the Grande Armée by beating it at its own game.