A List of Books Relating to the Peninsular War in Spain

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[Anonymous]

A few observations on the mode of attack, and employment of the heavy artillery at Ciudad Rodrigo and Badajoz, in 1812, and St. Sebastian, in 1813; with a discussion on the superior advantages derived from the use of iron instead of brass ordnance in such operations. By an officer of artillery..
Editions
• London: printed for T. Egerton: 1819. iv, 74. WorldCat

[Anonymous: Author of Operations of the British Army in Spain.]

Operations of the British army in Spain : involving broad hints to the Commissariat, and Board of Transports : with anecdotes illustrative of the Spanish character.
Editions
• London: Printed by J. Dennett for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones,: 1809. 88pp. WorldCat

[anonymous]

Copy of the proceedings upon the inquiry relative to the armistice and convention, &c. made and concluded in Portugal, in August 1808, between the commanders of the British and French armies : held at the Royal hospital at Chelsea, on Monday the 14th of November : and continued by adjournments until Tuesday the 27th of December, 1808 : ordered, by the House of Commons, to be printed, 31st January, 1809.
Editions
• [London]: [1809]. 265pp.

Aspinall-Oglander, Cecil

Freshly Remembered, The Story of Thomas Graham, Lord Lynedoch.
Editions
• London: Hogarth Press: 1956. 309pp. WorldCat

Bamford, Andrew

Gallantry and Discipline. The 12th Light Dragoons at War with Wellington..

Forward by HRH the Duke of York

Editions
• Frontline Books: 2014. 306pp. isbn: 9781848327436 Amazon  

Barker, Henry Aston

A Short description of Badajoz and the surrounding country : with extracts from the London Gazette, explanatory of the picture exhibiting in the Panorama, Leicester Square, representing the seige in 1812, taken from the Fort La Picurina.
Editions
• 12pp. WorldCat

Barthorp, Michael

Wellington's Generals.
Editions
• Osprey: 1990. Men-at-arms 84 isbn: 0850452996 Amazon  

Bradford, George

Thomas Plunkett Of The 95th Rifles: HERO, VILLAIN, FACT OR FICTION? .
Editions
• Ken Trotman: 2010. 125pp. isbn: 1907417036 Amazon  

Brownrigg, Beatrice

The Life and Letters of Sir John Moore.
Editions
• Oxford: Blackwell: 1923. WorldCat

Burnham, Robert

Charging Against Wellington : the French Cavalry in the Peninsular War, 1807-1814.
Editions
• Barnsley, S. Yorkshire: Frontline Books: 2011. xxxv, 380pp. isbn: 1848325916 Amazon  

Buttery, David

Wellington Against Junot. The First Invasion of Portugal 1807-1808.
Editions
• Pen & Sword Military: 2011. 214pp. isbn: 9781848841420 Amazon  

Buttery, David

Wellington against Massena : the third invasion of Portugal, 1810-1811.
Editions
• Barnsley: Pen & Sword Military: 2007. xv, 224pp. isbn: 1844155544 Amazon  

Buttery, David

Wellington Against Soult. The Second Invasion of Portugal 1809.
Editions
• Pen & Sword Military: 2016. 256pp. isbn: 9781473821439 Amazon  

Chambers, Lt.-Col. G. L.

Bussaco.

With numerous original maps, and illustrations from photographs taken by the author on the spot.

Editions
• London: S. Sonnenschein & Co.: 1910. xiv, 260pp. WorldCat series: Wellington's Battlefields Illustrated.
• Felling Worley Publications: 1994. facsimile of 1910 edition.

Chappell, Mike

The King's German Legion (1).
Editions
• Osprey: 2000. 48pp. Men-at-arms 338 isbn: 1855329964 Amazon  

Chappell,Mike

Wellington's Peninsula Regiments (1).

Covers the regiments primarily of Irish origin

Editions
• Osprey: 2003. 48pp. Men-at-arms 382 isbn: 1841764035 Amazon  

Chartrand, Rene

Bussaco 1810.
Editions
• Oxford: Osprey: 2001. 96pp. Campaign 97 isbn: 1841763101 Amazon  

Chartrand, Rene

Bussaco 1810.
Editions
• Oxford: Osprey: 2001. 96pp. Campaign 97 isbn: 1841763101 Amazon  

Chartrand, Rene

Fuentes de Onoro 1811.
Editions
• Oxford: Osprey: 2002. 96pp. Campaign 99 isbn: 184176311X Amazon  

Chappell, Mike

The King's German Legion (2).
Editions
• Osprey: 2000. 48pp. Men-at-arms 339 isbn: 1855329972 Amazon  

Chartrand, Rene

The Portuguese Army of the Napoleonic Wars (1).
Editions
• Osprey: 2000. 48pp. Men-at-arms 343 isbn: 1855327678 Amazon   illustrated by Bill Younghusband.

Chartrand, Rene

The Portuguese Army of the Napoleonic Wars (2).
Editions
• Osprey: 2000. 48pp. Men-at-arms 346 isbn: 1855329816 Amazon   illustrated by Bill Younghusband.

Chartrand, Rene

The Portuguese Army of the Napoleonic Wars (3).
Editions
• Osprey: 2000. 48pp. Men-at-arms 358 isbn: 1841761575 Amazon   illustrated by Bill Younghusband.

Croker, John Wilson

The battle of Talavera.

Poetry

Editions
• London: John Murray: 1816. 240pp.

Davies, David William, 1908-

Sir John Moore's peninsular campaign, 1808-1809.
Editions
• The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff: 1974 . ix, 290 p. : maps. isbn: 9024716608 Amazon  

Dempsey, Guy

Albuera 1811. The Bloodiest Battle of the Peninsular War.
Editions
• Frontline Books: 2008. isbn: 9781848324992 Amazon  

Divall, Carole

Wellington's Worst Scrape. The Burgos Campaign 1812.
Editions
• Pen & Sword Military: 2012. 246pp. isbn: 9781848848429 Amazon  

Edwards, Peter

Salamanca 1812 : Wellington's year of victories.
Editions
• Barnsley: Praetorian: 2013. xiii, 356pp. isbn: 9781783830343 Amazon  

Eliot, William Granville

A Treatise on the Defence of Portugal, with a military map of the country.
Editions
• London: T Egerton: 1811. viii, 371pp. 3rd edition.

Esdaile, Charles and Freeman, Philip

Burgos in the Peninsular War, 1808-1814 : occupation, siege, aftermath.
Editions
• Houndsmills: Palgrave Macmillan: 2015. xiv, 221pp. isbn: 1137432896 Amazon   WorldCat

Fain, Baron

Memoirs of the Invasion of France 1814.

"written by the commnad of the emperor"

Editions
• Ken Trotman: 420pp.

Fane, John [Earl of Westmorland]

Memoir of the early campaigns of the duke of Wellington, in Portugal and Spain.
Editions
• London: John Murray: 1820. 234pp. WorldCat

Featherstone, Donald

Campaigning with the Duke of Wellington & Featherstone.
Editions
• Chicago: The Emperor's Press: 1993.

Fletcher, Ian

Bloody Albuera, the 1811 Campaign in the Peninsula.
Editions
• Ramsbury: Crowood Press: 2000. 128pp.

Fletcher, Ian

Badajoz 1812.

Illustrated by Bill Younghusband

Editions
• Oxford: Osprey: 1999. 96pp. Campaign 65 isbn: 1855329573 Amazon  

Fletcher, Ian

In Hell Before Daylight. The Siege and Storming of the Fortress of Badajoz, 16 March to 6 April 1812.
Editions
• Tunbridge Wells: The Baton Press: 1984. viii, 135pp.
• Staplehurdt: Spellmount: 2008. isbn: 1862274800 Amazon  

Fletcher, Ian

Napoleonic Wars Wellington's Army..
Editions
• London: Brassey's: 1996. 143pp. Brassey's History of Uniforms

Fitzclarence, Lord Frederick

A manual of out-post duties by Lieut.-General Lord Frederick Fitzclarence, G.C.H., Colonel of the 36th Regiment; to which are added I. Letters on out-post duties, addressed to his lordship by several distinguished officers. II. Extracts from general orders, showing the disposition of Field Marshal the Duke of Wellington’s out-posts from 1810 to 1814. III. A private journal of General Craufurd’s out-post operations on the Coa and Agueda in 1810, by Major-General Shaw Kennedy, C.B..
Editions
• London: Furnivall, & Parker: 1852. xvi,232.

Fletcher, Ian

The Peninsular War ,aspects of the Struggle for the Iberian Peninsula.
Editions
• Staplehurst: Spellmount: 1998. 205pp. isbn: 1873376820 Amazon  

Fletcher, Ian

The Lines of Torres Vedras 1809 - 11.
Editions
• Osprey: 2003. 64pp. illustrated by Bill Younghusband. Fortress 7 isbn: 1841765767 Amazon  

Fletcher, Ian

Salamanca 1812.
Editions
• Osprey: 1997. 96pp. illustrated by Bill Younghusband. Campaign 48 isbn: 1855326043 Amazon  

Fletcher, Ian

Vittoria 1813.
Editions
• Osprey: 1998. 96pp. illustrated by Bill Younghusband. Campaign 59 isbn: 1855327392 Amazon  

Fletcher, Ian

Wellington's Foot Guards.
Editions
• Osprey: 1994. 64pp. illustrated by Bill Younghusband. Elite 52 isbn: 1855323923 Amazon  

Fosten,Bryan

Wellington's Heavy Cavalry.
Editions
• Osprey: 1982. 48pp. Men-at-arms 130 isbn: 0850454743 Amazon  

Fosten, Bryan

Wellington's Infantry (1).
Editions
• Osprey: 1992. 48pp. Men-at-arms 114 isbn: 085045395X Amazon  

Fosten, Bryan

Wellington's Infantry (2).

Particular coverage of light infantry troops

Editions
• Osprey: 1992. 48pp. Men-at-arms 119 isbn: 0850454190 Amazon  

Fosten,Bryan

Wellington's Light Cavalry.
Editions
• Osprey: 1982. 48pp. Men-at-arms 126 isbn: 0850454492 Amazon  

Glover, Gareth

Wellington's Voice. The Candid Letters of Lieutenant Colonel John Fremantle, Coldstream Guards, 1808 -1821.
Editions
• Frontline Books: 2012. 322pp. isbn: 9781848325739 Amazon  

Glover, Michael, 1922-1995

Britannia Sickens, Sir Arthur Wellesley and the Convention of Cintra.
Editions
• London: Leo Cooper: 1970. isbn: 0850520479 Amazon  

Glover,Michael, 1922-1995

Wellington's peninsular victories: Busaco, Salamanca, Vitoria, Nivelle.
Editions
• London: Batsford: 1963. 192pp.
• Macmillan: 1963.
• London: Batsford: 199. WorldCat

Grehan, John

The Lines Of Torres Vedras: The Cornerstone Of Wellington's Strategy In The Peninsular War 1809-12.
Editions
• Spellmount: 2000. xiv, 226pp. isbn: 1862272581 Amazon  

Havard, Robert

Wellington's Welsh General: A Life Of Sir Thomas Picton.
Editions
• London: Aurum: 1996. viii, 279pp. isbn: 1854104020 Amazon   WorldCat

Haythornthwaite, Philip J.

Corunna 1809.
Editions
• Osprey: 2001. 96pp. Illustrated by Christa Hook. Campaign 83 isbn: 1855329689 Amazon  
• Westport, Conn: Praeger: 2005. 96--. isbn: 0275986209 Amazon  

Haythornthwaite, Philip J. and Chappel, Michael

Uniforms of the Peninsular Wars, 1807-1814 .
Editions
• : Blandford Press: 1978. Wrappers. isbn: Amazon  
• London: Arms & Armour Press: 1995. Wrappers. isbn: 1854092715 Amazon  

Haythornthwaite, Philip J.

Wellington's Army : Uniforms of the British Soldier, 1812-1815.

Illustrated by Charles Hamilton Smith

Editions
• London: Greenhill: 2002. isbn: 1853675016 Amazon  

Henry, Chris

British Napoleonic Artillery 1793-1815 (1).

Organization of troops, field guns, etc.

Editions
• Osprey: 2002. 48pp. New Vanguard 60 isbn: 1841764760 Amazon   Illustrated by Brian Delf.

Henry, Chris

British Napoleonic Artillery 1793-1815 (2).

Siege and coastal defenses

Editions
• Osprey: 2003. 48pp. New Vanguard 65 isbn: 1841764779 Amazon   Illustrated by Brian Delf.

Hibbert, Christopher

Corunna.
Editions
• London: B.T.Batsford: 1961. 216pp.
• London: Pan: 1967. 223pp. British Battles Series isbn: 0330300385 Amazon  
• Phoenix: Great battles 2004. isbn: 1842127209 Amazon   224 pages.

Horward, Donald D.

Napoleon And Iberia The Twins sieges of Ciudad Rodrigo and Almeida, 1810.
Editions
• London: Greenhill: 1994. 421pp. Napoleonic Library isbn: 1853671835 Amazon  
• Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books: 1994. 421pp. Napoleonic Library isbn: 1853671835 Amazon  

Horward, Donald D

The Battle of Bussaco: Massena Vs Wellington.
Editions
• Tallahassee: Florida State University: 1965. 185pp. Florida State University Studies No 44 WorldCat

Hurt, Philip A

The guards' cemeteries, St. Etienne, Bayonne, with a concise narrative of the campaign in S.W. France, previous to and including the sortie from Bayonne, April 14th, 1814.
Editions
• London: Bernrose: 1878. 4, 66pp.

Kieran, Brian L

Corrunna 1809 : Sir John Moore's battle to victory and successful evacuation.
Editions
• Milton Keynes: AuthorHouse UK Ltd: 2100. xv, 73pp. isbn: 1452052476 Amazon  

Lawford, James

Wellington's Peninsular Army.

Color plates by Michael Roffe. Research T. A. Heathcote

Editions
• NY: Hippocrene: 1973. isbn: 0882541706 Amazon  

Le Marchant, Denis

Memoirs of the Late General Le Marchant.

Originally published in 1841

Editions
• London: Samuel Bentley: 1841. x, 315. First edition, only 90 copies printed..
• Staplehurst: Spellmount: 1997. xxi, 315pp. Spellmount Library of Military History Introduction by David Chandler; biographical account by Nicholas Leadbetter. isbn: 1873376944 Amazon  

Lipscombe, Nick

Wellington’s Eastern Front. The Campaign on the East Coast of Spain 1810-1814.
Editions
• Pen & Sword Military: 2016. 241pp. isbn: 9781473850712 Amazon  

Marindin, Captain Arthur Henry

The Salamanca Campaign.
Editions
• London: Hugh Rees: 1906. viii,60pp.

Milburne, Henry

A narrative of circumstances attending the retreat of the British army under the command of the late Lieut. Gen. Sir John Moore; with a concise account of the memorable battle of Corunna ... and a few remarks connected with these subjects in a letter addressed to the Right Honourable Lord Viscount Castlereagh .
Editions
• London: Egerton: 1809. 133pp.

Moore, James Carrick

The life of Lieutenant-General Sir John Moore, K.B..

by the brother of Sir John Moore

Editions
• London: John Murray: 1833. 2 vols. WorldCat

Moore, James Carrick

A narrative of the campaign of the British Army in Spain, commanded by His Excellency Sir John Moore ...
Editions
• London: J Johnson: 1809. xii, 324pp. WorldCat

Moores, S.

Lecture on the campaign of Salamanca, 1812 : with map.
Editions
• Portsmouth: W.H. Barrell: 1910. 27pp. WorldCat

[Mzyne, William, and Sir John Lillie.]

A Narrative of the campaigns of the Loyal Lusitanian Legion, under Brigadier General Sir Robert Wilson, aide-de-camp to his Majesty, and Knight of the Orders of Maria Theresa, and of the Tower and Sword. With some account of the military operations in Spain and Portugal during the years 1809, 1810 & 1811..
Loyal Lusitanian Legion
Editions
• London: printed for T. Egerton: 1812. iv, viii, 346pp.

Muir,Rory

Salamanca, 1812 .
Editions
• Yale University Press: 2001. 336pp. 30 illus.. isbn: 0300087195 Amazon  

Myatt, Frederick

British Sieges Of The Peninsular War.
Editions
• New York: Hippocrene: 1987.
• Tonbridge, Kent: Spellmount: 1995. isbn: 0946771596 Amazon  

Myatt, Frederick

Peninsular General: Sir Thomas Picton.
Editions
• Devon: David and Charles: 1980. 239pp. isbn: 0715379232 Amazon  

Oman, C. W. C.

Wellington's Army.

Some miscellaneous essays that did not fit in his large history. Includes an important bibliography of "Peninsular Autobiographies, Journals, Letters, Etc," which, however, contains many innacuracies

Editions
• London: Edward Arnold: 1913. viii, 395pp.

Page, Brigadier F C G

Following the Drum, Women in Wellington's War.
Editions
• London: Andre Deutsch: 1986. 150pp. isbn: 0233979603 Amazon   WorldCat

Paine, Robert Treat

A monody on the death of Lieut. General Sir John Moore, with notes, historical and political [...]To which is prefixed a sketch of the life of General Moore.
Editions
• Boston: J Belcher: 1811. 2nd edition.

Rawson, Andrew

The Peninsular War : a battlefield guide.
Editions
• Barnsley: Pen & Sword Military: 2009. 352pp. isbn: 1844159213 Amazon  

Richards, D.S.

The Peninsular Veterans.
Editions
• London: Macdonald and Janes: 1975. 183pp. isbn: 0356083269 Amazon  

Reid, Stuart and Duncan Anderson

Wellington's Army in the Peninsular 1809-1814.
Editions
• Osprey: 2004. Men-at-arms 253 isbn: 1841765171 Amazon  

Reid, Stuart

Wellington's Highlanders.
Editions
• Osprey: 1992. Men-at-arms 253 isbn: 1855322560 Amazon  

Robinson, C. W.

Wellington's campaigns : Peninsula - Waterloo, 1808-15, also Moore's campaign of Corunna (for military students).
Editions
• London: Rees: 1907. WorldCat

Rogers,Colonel H.C.B.

Wellington's Army.
Editions
• London: Ian Allen: 1979. 143pp. isbn: 0711009031 Amazon  

Robertson, Ian

Wellington Invades France.The Final Phase of the Peninsular War, 1813-1814.
Editions
• London: Greenhill Books/Lionel Leventhal Limited: 2003. 288pp. 25 illustrations, 12 maps. isbn: 1853675342 Amazon  

Rudorff, Raymond

War to the Death: The Sieges of Saragossa, 1808-1809.
Editions
• New York: MacMillan: 1974. x, 278pp. WorldCat isbn: 0241024498 Amazon  

Smith, Denis

The Prisoners of Cabrera: Napoleon's Forgotten Soldiers, 1809-1814.

Cabrera was frequently mentioned by Napier in his history as particularly shameful.

Editions
• Four Walls Eight Windows: 2001. 224pp. isbn: 1568582129 Amazon  

Stockdale, John Joseph

The proceedings of the enquiry into the Armistice and Convention of Cintra, and into the conduct of the officers concerned.
Editions
• London: Printed for Stockdale, Junior: 1809. 170pp.

Summerville, C. J.

March of death : Sir John Moore's retreat to Corunna, 1808-09.
Editions
• London: Greenhill Books: 2003. 240pp. isbn: 1853675644 Amazon  
• Frontline Books: 2015. 240pp. isbn: 9781848328303 Amazon  

Teffeteller, Gordon L

The surpriser : the life of Rowland, Lord Hill.

Editions
• Newark: University of Delaware Press: [c. 1983]. 266pp. isbn: 0874132126 Amazon  

Thompson, Mark

Fatal Hill. The Allied campaign in Spain 1811 under Beresford.

Battle of Albuera

Editions
• Mark Thompson Publishing: 2002. viii,225pp. isbn: 0952293072 Amazon  

Tone, John Lawrence

The Fatal Knot : The Guerrilla War in Navarre and the Defeat of Napoleon in Spain.

Editions
• Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press: 1994. viii, 239pp. isbn: 0807821691 Amazon  

Verner, Col. W.

History & Campaigns of the Rifle Brigade..

(1)1800-1809 and (2) 1809-1813

Editions
• Bale, Sons & Danielson: 1912, 1919. 2 Vols.
• Uckfield: Naval & Military Press: 2002. isbn: 1843423839 Amazon  

Walker, Rev Norman L.

David Maclagan F.S.S.E..

Maclagan was assistant surgeon to the 91st regiment in the Peninsular War.

91st regiment
Editions
•London
Thomas Nelson & sons: 1884. viii, 211pp. WorldCat

Ward, Stephen George Peregrine

Wellington's headquarters; a study of the administrative problems in the Peninsula, 1809-1814.
Editions
• London: Oxford University Press: 1957. viii, 219pp.
• Pen & Sword Military: 2017. 221pp. Published as This edition has the subtitle: The Command and Administration of the British Army during the Peninsular War isbn: 9781473896826 Amazon  

Wellesley, Richard , Marquess of

The despatches and correspondence of the Marquess Wellesley, K. G., during His Lordship's mission to Spain as ambassador extraordinary to the supreme Junta in 1809.
Editions
• London: J. Murray: 1838. lxix, 197pp. Edited by Montgomery Martin.

Wellington, Arthur Wellsley Duke of

The original journals of the campaigns in the Peninsula of Field-Marshal the Duke of Wellington : to which is added an appendix, containing the staff bulletins, state papers, &c. ; Journal of the Campaign of 1808-9, part the first, Sir John Moore's Campaign.

edited from the original documents, by the editor of the Military Chronicle

Editions
• London: T. Chaplin: 1815. 46, xviii pp. WorldCat

Windrow, Martin

Military Dress of the Peninsular War 1808 to 1814.
Editions
• London: Ian Allen: 1974. 200pp. isbn: 0711005095 Amazon  
• New York: Hippocrene Books : 1974. 200pp.
• Windrow and Greene : 1991. 200pp. isbn: 1872004709 Amazon  

Young, Peter Brigadier and Lawford, J. P. Lieutenant-Colonel

Wellington's Masterpiece. The Battle and Campaign of Salamanca.

Begins with a very good capsule introduction to the peninsular war. Detailed coverage includes Ciudad Rodrigo and Badajov.

Editions
• London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd: [1973]. 335pp. isbn: 0049400371 Amazon  

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