The British Soldier in the Peninsular War

Encounters with Spain and Portugal, 1808–1814

  • Gavin Daly

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Gavin Daly
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 219-302

About this book


Combining military and cultural history, the book explores British soldiers' travels and cross-cultural encounters in Spain and Portugal, 1808-1814. It is the story of how soldiers interacted with the local environment and culture, of their attitudes and behaviour towards the inhabitants, and how they wrote about all this in letters and memoirs.


cultural history history Spain

Authors and affiliations

  • Gavin Daly
    • 1
  1. 1.University of TasmaniaAustralia

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