The Battle of Salamanca, fought in Spain on July 22nd, 1812, was one of the most important battles of the Napoleonic era.

In this episode of the Redcoat History Podcast I discuss the battle with historians Gareth Glover and Marcus Cribb.

There are still mysteries and controversies around the battle. For example did Wellington throw a chicken leg over his shoulder and cry, ‘By God that will do’? How many French Imperial Eagles were actually won? And was this Wellington’s greatest victory? – You might be surprised by the answer.

The full podcast can be played here:

You can also listen on your iPhone via this link.

And finally for those of you who prefer to watch the podcast here are the two separate videos I made of the show:

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