Peninsular War


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Peninsular War

n
(Historical Terms) the war (1808–14) fought in the Iberian Peninsula by British, Portuguese, and Spanish forces against the French, resulting in the defeat of the French: part of the Napoleonic Wars
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Poulter's reminiscences of the Peninsular War were removed from all suspicion of being mythical.
Having procured a black Padre for a guide, and a Spaniard who had served in the Peninsular war as an interpreter, we visited a collection of buildings, of which an ancient church formed the principal part.
During the peninsular war of the British against the Napoleonic Armies in the 18th Century, special lightly armed troops known for their courage were used for swiftly encircling the enemy, leading to them being called a Light Infantry.
He commanded a British cavalry brigade under the Duke of Wellington during the Peninsular War.
And I have just offered Mrs L impeccable help by letting her know that I still retain a mass of detail about the Peninsular War, 1807-14 from my student History days.
The military figures are Indian Army commander Lord Clyde (1868) and Peninsular War commander Sir John Moore (1819).
She also explains how the alliance transformed and valorized the stage Irishman due to the active role of Irish soldiers, and especially Arthur Wellesley (Lord Wellington), in the Peninsular War.
Few periods in European history have attracted as much attention as Napoleonic military history, and yet this excellent distillation and analysis of published primary and secondary sources surrounding women in the Peninsular War is a welcomed and needed addition to the period's scholarship.
I loved him in Sharp, the series based on Bernard Cornwell's novels about the Peninsular War.
Another Waterloo medal in the collection was awarded to Captain Henry Wynne of the 23rd Foot - later the Royal Welsh Fusiliers - who was severely wounded at the Battle of Orthes during the Peninsular War against Napoleon and later commanded the regiment's Light Company at Waterloo.
Following the Peninsular War, Will Masterson is ordered on one last mission before he returns home: a journey to San Gabriel to view how the small mountain kingdom has fared.