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1809.

On 28 July Wellesley's British army of 20,000 men, co‐operating with Cuesta's Spanish army of 34,000 men, were attacked by 46,000 French commanded by King Joseph Bonaparte and Marshal Jourdan. The French mounted a series of assaults against the British centre, followed by a turning movement in the north. All were unsuccessful. As a reward, Wellesley was created Viscount Wellington.

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