Wellington, duke of
What Was New York’s Original Name?Gotham, the Big Apple, the City that Never Sleeps: New York City is kind of the emblem of America. And guess what? It wasn't always called "New York."
Wellington is known for allegedly saying “the Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton.” Eton is a famous English boarding school for boys. Wellington's statement emphasizes the effect of people's moral training and breeding on their later life.
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