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Burgos in the Peninsular War, 1808–1814

Occupation, Siege, Aftermath

Book

Part of the War, Culture and Society, 1750–1850 book series (WCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Charles J. Esdaile, Philip Freeman
    Pages 1-16
  3. Charles J. Esdaile, Philip Freeman
    Pages 17-40
  4. Charles J. Esdaile, Philip Freeman
    Pages 41-64
  5. Charles J. Esdaile, Philip Freeman
    Pages 65-83
  6. Charles J. Esdaile, Philip Freeman
    Pages 84-125
  7. Charles J. Esdaile, Philip Freeman
    Pages 126-135
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 136-221

About this book

Introduction

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 historian of the Peninsular teams up with a leading conflict archaeologist to examine the reasons for Wellington's failure.

Keywords

1812 archaeology French reason

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of LiverpoolUK

About the authors

Charles J. Esdaile is Professor of History at the University of Liverpool, UK. Educated at the University of Lancaster, he has been a member of staff at the University of Liverpool since 1989, and is the author of numerous works on the Napoleonic period in general and the Peninsular War in particular. Prior to 1989 he was for four years Wellington Papers Research Fellow at the University of Southampton, UK.

Phil Freeman is a senior lecturer in the Department of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology at the University of Liverpool, UK. A graduate of the University of Sheffield, he initially specialized in the Roman Britain, but has since become heavily involved in conflict archaeology in which connection he has been involved in excavations in Jordan, Turkey and the Crimea.

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