William, Prince of Orange
King William II of the Netherlands
in Berlin and Oxford, the young Prince of Orange was an anglophile
who served with the Duke of Wellington
in the Peninsular War and during
the 100 Days Campaign.
1815 he commanded I Corps of the Anglo-Allied army and did so with
great personal courage.
for several major mistakes that led to many casualties, the prince
was regarded by Wellington as inexperienced, rather than a bad soldier.
became a British Field Marshal in 1845.
Wellington seems to have had a high opinion of the well-mannered,
charming prince who he said was "liked by every person".
king in 1840, William II was a moderate reformer.