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Tuesday, May 31, 2016


  • ·         Campaigns of his grace the Duke of Wellington; 1823

  • ·         Ashé, Thomas; History of the Azores, or Western Islands; 1813

  • ·         Blanchard, Pierre; Le Voyageur de la Jeunesse dans le Quatre Parties du Monde; 6 tomes; 1812

  • ·         Breton; L'Espagne et le Portugal, ou Moeurs, Usages et Costumes des Habitants de ces Royaumes; 6 tomes; 1815

  • ·         Broughton, S. D.; Letters from Portugal, Spain& France, written during the campaigns of 1812,1813 and 1814; 1815

  • ·         Bowdich, Thomas Edward; Excursions in Madeira and Porto Santo during the Autumn of 1821; 1825

  • ·         Collins, Francis; Voyages to Portugal, Spain, Sicily, Malta, Asia Minor, Egypt,...; 1809

  • ·         Durdent, Jean René; Beautés de L'Histoire du Portugal, ou Abrégé de L'Histoire de ce Pays,depuis L'Antiquité jusqu'à nos Jours; 1821

  • ·         Eliot, William Granville; A Treatise on the Defense of Portugal ...in 1808-1809; 1811

  • ·         Graham, William; Travels Through Portugal and Spain during the Peninsula War; 1820

  • ·         Halliday, Andrew; The Present State of Portugal and of the Portuguese Army, 1812

  • ·         Keatinge, Maurice (Colonel); Travels in Europe and Africa, 1816


  • ·         Milfrod, John Junior; Peninsular Sketches during a Recent Tour, 1816

  • ·         Neale, Adam; Letters from Portugal and Spain, 1809

  • ·         Southy, Robert; Letters Written during a Short Residence in Spain and Portugal, 1797

  • ·         Warren, Sir Wm (Lieut.-Gen.); Letters from the Peninsula,1808-1812; edited by his nephew; 1909

  • ·         Wollf, Jens; Sketches and Observations on a Tour through a Part of the South of Europe, 1801

  • ·         Letters from Portugal and Spain, Written during the March of the British Troops under Sir John Moore; 1809

  • ·         Letters from Barbary, France, Spain, Portugal; by an English officer; 2 vols.; 1790

  • ·         Voyage en Portugal depuis 1797 jusqu'en 179; 2 tomes; 1803

  • ·         Journal of an Officer in the King's German Legion: Comprising an Account of his Campaigns and Adventures in England, Ireland, Denmark, Portugal, Spain, Malta, Sicily and Itlay; 1827

Sunday, May 15, 2016


In continuation of the last post, here are a few more links to free downloads of books about Portugal around the time of the French Invasions. The 1st two ones, I have added them later to the previous post, but I'll repeat them here.
There are a lot more, you just have to follow the link at the bottom of the page. Prepare yourself, it's addictive!

  • ·        COMBE, William, "A History of Madeira : with a series of twenty-seven colored engravings, illustrative of the costumes, manners, and occupations of the inhabitants of the Island", 1821

  • ·         "Le Monde, Histoire de Tous Les Peuples Depuis Les Temps Les Plus Recules Jusqu'a Nos Jours, Portugal, Espagne et Les Pays-Bas", Several authors, 1838

  • ·         BECKFORD, William, "Recollections of an excursion to the monasteries of Alcobaça and Batalha", pub 1835


   And, as said above, here's the link to much, much more, including writing by Junot, the 43rd Monmouthshire Light Infantry  and other military memoirs.