Peninsular War


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Peninsular War

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(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.
And of those Shropshire soldiers who fought in the battle or the Peninsular War, there are known photographs - in old age, obviously - of just two, both of which appear in his book, which is called "Shropshire Soldiers of the Peninsular War and Waterloo."
The midfielder's tale starts not in one of the traditional footballing hotbeds of Lisbon or Porto but some 12 miles south of the latter, in the small village of Grijo (population 10,000), most notable for being the location of the Battle of Grijo in 1809 in which the Duke of Wellington's Anglo-Portuguese Army defeated the French in the Peninsular War.
"I made a beeline straight for the book stall, and picked up a copy of a memoir by an Irish officer in the British Army, called A Boy In The Peninsular War, called Robert Blakeney.
The decree classifies as a national monument the first and second lines of defense built north of Lisbon during the Peninsular War, reinforcing "a long process of physical preservation of the material and immaterial memory of this defensive system, recognizing, among other criteria, the genius of the respective creator and the interest as a remarkable testimony of historical experiences or facts ".
Summary: An enjoyable atmospheric novel about a Peninsular War veteran
He served with his regiment in the Peninsular War against Napoleon's forces and was involved in the battles of Nivelle and Nive.
Costa Award-winning novelist Andrew Miller's latest offering is set in 1809, in the aftermath of the British Army's chaotic and brutal retreat to Corunna at the start of the Peninsular War.
FICTION NOW WE SHALL BE ENTIRELY FREE by Andrew Miller SCEPTRE, HARDBACK PS18.99, EBOOK PS12.99 HHHH H COSTA AWARDWINNING novelist Andrew Miller's latest offering is set in 1809, in the aftermath of the British Army's chaotic and brutal retreat to Corunna at the start of the Peninsular War.
COSTA AWARDWINNING novelist Andrew Miller's latest offering is set in 1809, in the aftermath of the British Army's chaotic and brutal retreat to Corunna at the start of the Peninsular War. Wellington wants a scapegoat to present to the much-wronged Spanish, and he finds one in hapless junior cavalry officer John Lacroix.
NOW WE SHALL BE ENTIRELY FREE by Andrew Miller, SCEPTRE, PS18.99 (EBOOK PS12.99) HHHH H COSTA Award-winning novelist Andrew Miller's latest offering is set in 1809, in the aftermath of the British Army's chaotic and brutal retreat to Corunna at the start of the Peninsular War.