Photos by www.mishaphoto.co.uk Apsley House in Bath was built as the country home for The Duke of Wellington, after his momentous victory against Napoleon in the Battle of Waterloo. The rumour is that it was built asa place where he could keep his mistress of that time, as he was estranged from his wife years earlier. The history behind the hotel is evident wherever you look,from the original oven downstairs to the Duke’s own master bedroom on the first floor.
The Wellington boot is a type of boot based upon leather Hessian boots. They were worn and popularised by Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. The Duke of Wellington instructed his shoemaker, Hoby of St. James’s Street, London, to modify the 18th-century Hessian boot. The resulting new boot was fabricated in soft calfskin leather, had the trim removed and was cut to fit more closely around the leg. It was suitably hard-wearing for riding, yet smart enough for informal evening
A sash, worn over the shoulder or around the waist, is a symbol of distinction and quality.