JULIAN STOCKWIN    Book Number: 85960    Product format: Paperback

It is 1808 and with the Iberian Peninsula in turmoil, Napoleon Bonaparte signs a treaty to dismember Portugal and put his brother Joseph on the throne of Spain. These actions immediately lead to armed rebellion, and a British landing to support the partisans. Thrust into the crucible of the uprising, Captain Sir Thomas Kydd finds himself under the command of an old foe who is determined to break him. Kydd will soon face the greatest decision of his professional career as Bonaparte, incensed by the reverses suffered to his honour by the rebels, marches with a crushing force into Spain. The greatly outnumbered British expedition has no choice after several bloody encounters but to make a fighting retreat to the coast where only the Navy can save them. The Peninsular War has begun and the flame of insurrection lit. "Paints a vivid picture of life aboard the mighty ship-of-the-line." With maps and Dramatis Personae indicating which are fictitious characters. 415pp.
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ISBN 9781473641037
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