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Russell Preez

Nurirro

OY THE

WAR IN THE PENINSULA

AND IN THE

SOUTH OF FRANCE,

FROM THE YEAR 1807 TO THE YEAR 1814

BY

MAJOR-GENERAL SIR W. F P. NAPIER, K.C.B.

COLONEL 27TA KEMENT,

MEMBER OF THE ROYAL SWEDISH ACADEMY OF

MILITARY SCIENCES.

NEW EDITION, REVISED BY THE AUTHOR.

VOL I,

LONDON:
THOMAS AND WILLIAM BOONE,

NEW BOND STREET.

MDCCCLXVII.

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TABLE OF CONTEXTS.

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DEDICATION
PREPACE
NOTICE TO THE READER, OBSERVATIONS ON M. THIERS &o.

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BOOK THE FIRST.

CHAPTER L

INTRODUCTION

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CHAPTER II.

Dissensions in the Spanish court-Secret treaty and convention of Fon.

tainebleau-Junot's army enters Spain-Dupont's and Moncey's corps enter Spain-Duhesme's corps enters Catalonia-Insurrections of Aranjuez and Madrid--Charles the Fourth abdicates—Ferdinand proclaimed king-Murat marches to Madrid-Refuses to recognise Ferdinand as king—The sword of Francis the First delivered to the French general

- Savary arrives at Madrid-Ferdinand goes to Bayonne-Charles the Fourth goes to BayonneThe fortresses of St. Sebastian, Figueras, Pampeluna, and Barcelona, treacherously seized by the French-—Riot at Toledo 23rd of April, Tumult at Madrid 2nd of May, Charles the Fourth abdicates a second time in favour of Napoleon--Asseinbly of notables at Bayonne-Joseph Buonaparte declared king of SpainArrives at Madrid

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CHAPTER III. Council of Castille refuses to take the oath of allegiance-Supreme junta

established at Seville-Marquis of Solano inurdered at Cadiz, and the conde d'Aguilar at Seville—Intercourse between Castaños and sir Hew Dalrymple --General Spencer and admiral Purvis offer to co-operate with the Spaniards--Admiral Rossily's squadron surrenders to MorlaGeneral insurrection - Massacre at Valencia - Horrible murder of Filanghieri .

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CHAPTER IV. New French corps formed in Navarre-Vuhesme fixes himself at Barcelona - Importance of that city–Napoleon's nuiitary plan and arrange.

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