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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When Joseph Bonaparte, the brother whom Napoleon imposed as King of Spain, fled during the Spanish War of Independence from France, he took with him the best of the Spanish royal portrait collection, including many by Velazquez, as loot.
The injustice and inhumanity of the period of the Spanish War of Independence against Napoleon's occupation (1808 - 14) and of Ferdinand VII 's reign (1814 - 20) elicited a tortured reaction from him.