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Not born in a stable but finished up at the best address in London

WELLINGTON Duke of (Arthur WELLESLEY) soldier and politician,

On being asked about his Irish birth, the Duke replied that being born in a stable doesn’t make one a horse. Bet┬áhe only thought of this riposte 10 minutes too late.┬áMaybe he was happier with where he finished up but regardless of his pride in the city, he was born in Dublin 1769 and lived here, Apsley House W1J (No.1 London, Hyde Park Corner – open to the public).

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