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Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington
Nationality British/Irish
Occupation Field marshal, Duke of Wellington
First appearance "Duel and Duality"
Last appearance Blackadder: Back & Forth
Episode count 1 Episode, 1 Special
Played by Stephen Fry

The Duke of Wellington is a character in Blackadder the Third and Blackadder: Back & Forth, played by Stephen Fry.


The Duke of Wellington, portrayed as a loud, bellowing and bellicose warmonger with a tendency towards casual violence aimed at the serving classes (in particular the incompetent and buffoonish Prince Regent, who was then disguised as his own butler). Wellington grew to admire the 'Prince' (in reality Blackadder), declaring him to be "a man of wit and discretion". Eventually he kills the real Prince Regent, thinking he is a butler, meaning Blackadder takes the Prince's throne.

In Blackadder: Back & Forth, he is just about to tell the Duke of Darling his battle plan for the Battle of Waterloo when he is crushed by Edmund and his time machine.

This accident causes the British to lose the Battle of Waterloo. Blackadder then steals his boots (to claim his £10,000) and heads off to a different time. When Blackadder realises his mistake, he comes back dodging the Duke and instead wishes him luck in the battle.