'Battle of Vittoria, 21st June 1813'
Coloured aquatint by J C Stadler after William Heath, published by Thomas Tegg, 1 April 1818.
The victory of General Sir Arthur Wellesley, Marquess of Wellington, at Vittoria brought about the final downfall of French rule in Spain. Joseph Bonaparte narrowly escaped capture and nearly all the French Army's baggage and artillery fell into British hands. The victory would have been even more conclusive had not many British soldiers abandoned the pursuit to indulge in an orgy of looting.
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