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551 Toy Soldier Set The Duke of Wellington 1769-1852Two great generals were born in 1769. One was Napoleon Bonaparte the other was his final conqueror, Arthur Wellesley, who became the first duke of Wellington. Arthur Wellesley was born on May 1, 1769, in Dublin, Ireland, the fourth son of an Irish nobleman.The Napoleonic Wars were a series of conflicts declared against Napoleon's French Empire by opposing coalitions that ran from 1803 to 1815. As a continuation of the wars sparked by the French Revolution of 1789, they revolutionized European armies and played out on an unprecedented scale, mainly due to the application of modern mass conscription. French power rose quickly as Napoleon's armies conquered much of Europe but collapsed rapidly after France's disastrous invasion of Russia in 1812. Napoleon's empire ultimately suffered complete military defeat resulting in the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy in France. The wars resulted in the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire and sowed the seeds of nascent nationalism in Germany and Italy that would lead to the two nations' consolidation later in the century. Meanwhile, the global Spanish Empire began to unravel as French occupation of Spain weakened Spain's hold over its colonies, providing an opening for nationalist revolutions in Spanish America. As a direct result of the Napoleonic wars, the British Empire became the foremost world power for the next century, thus beginning Pax Britannica.54mm British troops Napoleonic Wars Price code FAll hand painted Toy Soldier sets packed in Red Boxes. Cast in quality white metal, hand painted gloss enamels. Available as unpainted casting, kit with colour photo.
All hand painted Toy Soldier sets packed in Red Boxes. Cast in quality white metal, hand painted gloss enamels.Do you need Paint? follow this link Available Wooden Plinths and Bases
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In 1980 the toy soldier range painted in gloss was introduced, sculpted by David Scheinmann, and today by Andrew Stadden which from modest beginnings has expanded to a very extensive range covering many popular subjects and periods of military history.
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