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The Resource The wake of Wellington : Englishness in 1852, Peter W. Sinnema

The wake of Wellington : Englishness in 1852, Peter W. Sinnema

Label
The wake of Wellington : Englishness in 1852
Title
The wake of Wellington
Title remainder
Englishness in 1852
Statement of responsibility
Peter W. Sinnema
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Soldier, hero, and politician, the Duke of Wellington is one of the best-known figures of nineteenth-century England. From his victory at Waterloo over Napoleon in 1815, he rose to become prime minister of his country. As interesting as Wellington was in life, Peter Sinnema finds equal fascination in Victorian England's response to the duke's death." "The Wake of Wellington considers Wellington's spectacular funeral pageant in the fall of 1852 - an unprecedented event that attracted one and a half million spectators to London - as a threshold event against which the life of the soldier-hero and High Tory statesman could be re-viewed and represented."
  • "Canvassing a profuse and dramatically proliferating Wellington, Sinnema examines the various assumptions behind, and implications of, the Times' celebrated claim that the Irish-born Wellington "was the very type and model of an Englishman." The dead duke, as Sinnema demonstrates, was repeatedly caught up in interpretive practices that stressed the quasi-symbolic relations between hero and nation." "The Wake of Wellington provides a unique view of how in death Wellington and his career were promoted as the consummation of a national destiny intimately bound up with Englishness itself, and with what it meant to be English in the middle of the nineteenth century."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sinnema, Peter W
Dewey number
941.07092
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA68.12.W4
LC item number
S56 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National characteristics, English
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
  • Wellington, Arthur Wellesley
  • Wellington, Arthur Wellesley
  • England
Label
The wake of Wellington : Englishness in 1852, Peter W. Sinnema
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-160) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A chronology of the Duke of Wellington -- Aftereffects : Wellington and Englishness -- First rehearsal : exhibition -- Second rehearsal : simplicity -- The waiting game : selling Wellington and crowd anxiety -- Obsequies and sanctification -- Irish opposition -- Epilogue : the Hyde Park Corner controversy
Control code
61731328
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxx, 165 pages
Isbn
9780821416792
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2005027742
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780821416792
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The wake of Wellington : Englishness in 1852, Peter W. Sinnema
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-160) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A chronology of the Duke of Wellington -- Aftereffects : Wellington and Englishness -- First rehearsal : exhibition -- Second rehearsal : simplicity -- The waiting game : selling Wellington and crowd anxiety -- Obsequies and sanctification -- Irish opposition -- Epilogue : the Hyde Park Corner controversy
Control code
61731328
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxx, 165 pages
Isbn
9780821416792
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2005027742
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780821416792
Other physical details
illustrations

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