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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse11 Jan 2021 8:10 p.m. PST

…and died for the Spanish Monarchy in 1835

""Álava Bulletin", July 21, 1835: "I have the satisfaction of communicating that, at half past nine this morning, amid salutes, the ringing of bells and marching bands, an English steamer has entered this port with a battalion of 500 men. They must be followed by another 10,000 who were to embark on the 12th. " With these words Guipúzcoa and Spain learned of the arrival of the first British volunteers who, for three years, would fight and suffer all kinds of calamities to support the liberal cause against the Carlists and their attempt to impose an absolutist regime in Spain.

Two years ago, Fernando VII had died and the First Carlist War had broken out in Spain. The one known in those years as the "First Spanish Civil War", which was reached after the King, very ill at La Granja in 1932, decided to repeal the Salic Law to ensure the succession of his daughter Isabel. That was like a jug of cold water for his brother, the infant Don Carlos, who already saw himself with the crown on his head as he had no dying male children. But no. The Monarch appointed María Cristina as regent until his heir, just three years old, came of age…"
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Huscarle Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2021 11:38 p.m. PST

MS reports that link as unsafe (dangerous) – the 1st time I've ever had that message. Pity, as it sounded an interesting article.

Porthos12 Jan 2021 2:16 a.m. PST

This is a great site with a wealth of information: link

For the British Auxiliary Legion see link

For more reading the book by Edward M. Brett ( ) is quite informative.

And last but not least: the Perry brothers made lovely figures for this period.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse12 Jan 2021 10:59 a.m. PST



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