Burgos Close, CR0

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Named after the Spanish city that was held by the French during the Peninsular War. The British, Portuguese and Spanish forces under the command of Lieutenant General the Earl of Wellington, besieged the citadel but failed to break the French defence between September 19 and October 25, 1812. As French troops came to relieve the city, Wellington, realising that his men were heavily outnumbered, made a rare withdrawal.

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