Royal Worcester Armorial Porcelain BARON RAGLAN SOMERSET Family Crest Coat Arms Wellington Crimea
YEAR OF MANUFACTURE: 1860
MAKER: Royal Worcester
WEIGHT: 19.29 troy ounces (21.16 ounces or 600.00 grams)
Here is a superb Royal Worcester armorial porcelain plate. It was made for the Barons Raglan, Somerset family. Fitzugh Somerset 1st Baron Raglan had a distinguished 49 year military career and served at Waterloo. However, he ordered the fateful "Charge of the Light Brigade" during the Crimean War. Despite other victories in this campaign, it must have haunted him.
The Barons Raglan have an unbroken male line of descent from King Henry II and the Plantaganet Kings of England. Fitzroy Somerset,KGC, KC Bavaria, OM (Ottoman Empire), was the youngest son of the Duke of Beaufort. He had a long military career and served in the Peninsular War, Hundred Days War and was British Military Commander in the Crimea War. He was Wellington's Miltary Secretary and he lost his right arm at the Battle of Waterloo. He was known as Wellington's right hand man! The Aquascutum clothing company made a special coat for him, so he could reach across to protect his right side. The seam went diagonally from armpit to neck. Known as "The Raglan Sleeve". Now seen all over the world. He ordered the Charge of the Light Brigade and is depicted in the film of the same name. Cefntilla Court, the country seat, in Wales, has a plaque which reads "...this house and 238 acres was purchased by 1623 friends & comrades...and presented to his son and heirs as a lasting memorial of regard and respect.. ".
Dimensions: 9.25 Inches wide.
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Cefntilla Court, Wales.
By appointment only., Bank House, Cambridge, CB9 8AD, United Kingdom View map
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