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Burgos in the Peninsular War, 1808-1814 : occupation, siege, aftermath

Author: Charles J Esdaile; Philip Freeman
Publisher: Houndsmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Series: War, culture and society, 1750-1850.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The fortress of Burgos is one of the best preserved Napoleonic sites in the whole of Europe, and of its type is virtually unique, and was in fact laid down by no less a figure than the Emperor Napoleon himself. For a full month in the autumn of 1812, meanwhile, the 2,000-strong garrison defied the Duke of Wellington. In this work a leading historian of the Peninsular War teams up with a leading conflict  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles J Esdaile; Philip Freeman
ISBN: 9781137432896 1137432896
OCLC Number: 887848160
Description: xiv, 221 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Sources and Questions --
2. Beginnings --
3. The Occupation --
4. The March --
5. The Siege --
Postscript: 1813 and After --
Appendix 1: The Archaeology --
Appendix 2: The Cartography --
Appendix 3: The Castle Today.
Series Title: War, culture and society, 1750-1850.
Responsibility: Charles J. Esdaile, Professor in History, University of Liverpool, UK, Philip Freeman, Senior Lecturer in Archaeology, University of Liverpool, UK.
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For a full month in the autumn of 1812 the 2,000-strong garrison of the fortress the French had constructed to overawe the city of Burgos defied the Duke of Wellington. In this work a leading  Read more...

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