About Vimeiro Monument
The Vimeiro Monument is an obelisk in the town of Vimeiro in Portugal which commemorates the Battle of Vimeiro, fought between British-Portuguese forces under the (future) Duke of Wellington and French forces.
This battle took place on 21 August 1808, just days after the Battle of Roliça in which the French were defeated. It formed part of the Peninsular War.
The Battle of Vimeiro marked another victory for the British and culminated in the controversial Sintra Convention, whereby the French were allowed to leave Portugal.
St George’s Castle in Lisbon is a medieval castle which once served as a royal palace.
The Talavera Battlefield Monument commemorates the first major victory won by the Duke of Wellington in the Peninsular War.
Fort Conception is a seventeenth century Spanish fort which served as a British base during the Peninsular War.
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