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.