The French are tightening their grip on Spain, but Wellesley is there to try and avoid French hegemony. Keyword is "try".
As we near the end of 1808 Napoleon rocks Iberia and destroys the hopes of Spain.
Apologies for the long wait, here is the lastest episode, as we near the end of 1808 and Spain pushes north!
I am back with the battle of Vimiero! And either Junot's or Wellesley's defeat.
Short little interlude, my apologies.
The podcast will update again on the 27th!
Zaragoza is held and Wellesley advances south! The French are on the backfoot now.
At Bailén, the first true battle of the Peninsular War happens and the unbeatable French Army comes into contact with the Spanish who had been routed everywhere else.
Napoleon marches his troops into Portugal and then Spain and does not understand that he will face resistance.
On our first episode we begin our dealings with the Peninsular War, that Spanish Ulcer that Napoleon never could get lanced.
Join us as we begin to look at the fight for a backwater kingdom that ultimately ruined the great French Emperor!