Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

11/3/2012

Duke of Wellington’s decanters ‘from Battle of Waterloo’ and cheque ‘to pay off mistress’ found in box locked for 75 YEARS as owner didn’t have a key

A decanter box that belonged to the Duke of Wellington and may have been used during the Battle of Waterloo has been uncovered on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow. The old mahogany box was bought by Edgerton Falconer at an auction in the late 19th century but remained locked for 75 years because he did not have a key for it. for more click here

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