This section is a collection of portraits of individuals who fought
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Almost all pictures of Marshal Soult used to
illustrate accounts of Albuera show him as he appeared in late
middle or old age since he was a prominent government figure after
the Napoleonic Wars. This portrait from the Victoires
et Conquetes series give a more likely sense of his
appearance at Albuera.
Marshal Beresford, engraving by R. Young after portrait
by W. Beechy, from J. Wilson, A Memoir of Field Marshal
the Duke of Wellington (2 vols., London 1853-54). The
image depicts the marshal as he appeared just after the close
of the Peninsular War. His blind eye is not particularly
evident. (Author's Collection)
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