— Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington British soldier and statesman 1769 - 1852
Queen Victoria, concerned about the sparrows that had nested in the roof of the partly finished Crystal Palace, asked Wellington's advice as to how to get rid of them. Wellington’s reply was succinct and to the point, Sparrow-hawks, Ma'am. He was right, by the time the Crystal Palace was opened by the Queen in 1851, they had all gone!
Quelle: Historic UK http://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofBritain/Duke-of-Wellington/