Friday, May 3, 2013

GOYA'S Painting The Third of May, 1808

One of Napoleon's biggest mistakes was his interference in Spain, where he set his brother Joseph on the Spanish throne. French brutality against nationalist partisans helped foment united resistance to French rule, as was depicted by Francisco Jose de Goya in his painting above. The resulting Peninsula Wars gave Arthur Wellesley, the future Duke of Wellington, his first victories against the French Emperor.

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