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Achilles of England vs English Achilles

Achilles of England, the—(hist.)

1. the name given to the Duke of Wellington (1769–1852).

2. the name given to John Talbot, first Earl of Shrewsbury (1373–1453).

  • This great captain, whose merit was acknowledged equally by friends and foes, received the appellation of the Achilles of England.

English Achilles, the— = Achilles of England, the 2.

This man was John Talbot, known as the English Achilles, and hero of countless battles.