Anglesey, Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of

(1768-1854) Soldier and statesman, born London. His most brilliant success was at Waterloo. Appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, he did all he could for the Irish people, and was recalled by the government for trying to relieve penal legislation against Catholics. In Parliament he pleaded for Catholic emancipation. Again appointed lord lieutenant, 1830, he strongly opposed the repeal of the union. He originated the Board of Education in Ireland.

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