Remembering the Battle of Corunna

In 1808, Britain sent an army to the coastal town of La Coruña (A Coruña in Galician) with orders to march toward Madrid and, joining with British forces coming up from Continue ReadingRemembering the Battle of Corunna

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A tour of La Coruña, in search of Corunna 1808

Between the second and third drafts of The Spanish Patriot, I traveled to its main setting, Corunna (A Coruña in Gallego, La Coruña in Castilian), in the region of Galicia, Continue ReadingA tour of La Coruña, in search of Corunna 1808

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Prelude to Corunna: Campfollowers

Detail from ‘Soldiers Cooking,’ 1798. Source: National Army Museum In Lisbon in October 1808, British General John Moore knew he was getting a late start on marching over mountainous country to Continue ReadingPrelude to Corunna: Campfollowers

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