Peninsular War


Peninsular War
/pəˌnɪnʃələ ˈwɔ/ (say puh.ninshuhluh 'waw)

noun
a war, 1808–14, in Spain and Portugal, with British, Spanish, and Portuguese troops ranged against the French.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • PENINSULAR WAR —    a war carried on in Spain and Portugal during the years 1808 and 1814, between the French on the one hand and the Spanish, Portuguese, and British, chiefly under Wellington, on the other, and which was ended by the victory of the latter over… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • (the) Peninsular War — the Peninsular War [the Peninsular War] a war (1808–14) fought in Spain and Portugal, in which British, Spanish and Portuguese soldiers defeated the armies of the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. The Peninsular War was one of the ↑Napoleonic… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Junta (Peninsular War) — In the Napoleonic Era, junta was the name chosen by several local administrations forming in Spain during the Peninsular War as a patriotic alternative to the official administration toppled by the French invaders. Junta Suprema Central, 1808… …   Wikipedia

  • Peninsular — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Se denomina peninsular a lo relativo a una península, y particularmente al habitante de una zona o poblado ubicado en ella, especialmente si esta es particularmente notable. Aunque puede aplicarse a cualquier… …   Wikipedia Español


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