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Prince Arthur

Prince Arthur


A carte-de-visite portrait of Prince Arthur (1850-1942), 7th child and 3rd son of Queen Victoria, created Duke of Connaught and Strathearn in 1874. He had a long and distinguished career in the British Army that included service in South Africa, Canada, Ireland, and Egypt. From 1886 to 1890 he served in India. On 1 April 1893, he was promoted to the rank of general. In 1895, when his mother's cousin, the elderly Duke of Cambridge, was forced to retire from his position as commander-in-chief of the Army, Arthur was disappointed when his hopes to replace him were not realized. From 1911 to 1916 he was Governor General of Canada.

Photographed by William and Daniel Downey of London and Newcastle.
 

Code: 124066
 
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