The Grand Old Duke of York
This is a biography of Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany, (1763-1827), 'The Soldier’s Friend', who is commemorated by a prominent column which stands close to the Mall, in London. The favourite son of George III and favourite brother of George IV he was an important figure during the late Georgian period, chiefly in his role as Commander-in-Chief of the British Army from 1795 onwards, where he initiated essential reforms which modernised the forces needed to fight Napoleonic France. He was not the rather stupid general suggested by the famous nursery rhyme, which only gained currency long after his death.
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