the unknown first beating of Spain to Napoleon


Updated:11/18/2020 17: 57h


The historian tells ABC Lourdes Marquez Carmona that, even though she was from Cadiz, she did not know the existence of the forgotten Battle of the Poza de Santa Isabel that took place between June 9 and 14, 1808, in an old anchorage in the bay in front of the La Carraca arsenal, in San Fernando. «It is strange that historians have not paid due attention to it and I could not tell you why, the truth, because it was somehow important. When it is said that Napoleon’s first defeat in the War of Independence was in Bailén, in July 1808, it is not entirely true. It was here, a month earlier, that the French admiral Rosily


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