By René Chartrand

This Osprey identify info the gruelling Bussaco crusade of the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815), as French makes an attempt to subdue Portugal reached their climax. via 1810, Napoleon reigned perfect over so much of continental Europe. however the Iberian Peninsula remained unsubdued, rather Portugal, which persevered to withstand. Napoleon ordered Marshal Masséna to weigh down this resistance with the military of Portugal. drastically bolstered, Masséna's military might force the Portuguese and British into the ocean. dealing with the French have been 60,000 British and Portuguese troops. No-one knew how the Portuguese could practice in conflict, yet on 27 September 1810, they acquired their baptism of fireplace.

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26 February: The British Overseas Territories Act gives full citizenship to inhabitants of all British Dependent Territories (with the exception of sovereign base areas on Cyprus) and redesignates those areas British Overseas Territories. 1 March: During a visit to Australia, Prince Philip adds to a long list of royal gaffes by asking a group of aborigines whether they still throw spears at each other. 15 March: Queen Elizabeth gives royal assent to the Scottish Parliament’s Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Bill, which outlaws hunting with dogs in Scotland.

24 May: Harold Wilson, prime minister from 1964–70 and 1974–76, dies. 4 July: John Major retains the leadership of the Conservative Party (and the prime ministership), defeating challenger John Redwood. 3 September: The United Kingdom Independence Party is formed as a rallying ground for conservatives who want Britain to withdraw from the European Union. 8 September: David Trimble succeeds James Molyneaux as leader of the Ulster Unionist Party. 9 October: Alec Douglas-Home, who renounced his peerage in 1963 in order to become prime minister, dies.

11 May: The Nolan Report on standards in public life makes 55 recommendations that lead to the introduction of a new code of conduct for members of Parliament. 21 May: Nineteen-year-old Stephen Churchill becomes the first victim of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease as “mad cow disease” strikes humans. 24 May: Harold Wilson, prime minister from 1964–70 and 1974–76, dies. 4 July: John Major retains the leadership of the Conservative Party (and the prime ministership), defeating challenger John Redwood.

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