ARMED PEASANT Of the Ciudad Rodrigo Militia. Spain 1808

Traditional Spanish costumes. Salamanca Castile and León peasants dress and clothing. The Peninsula War. Ciudad Rodrigo Militia.

ARMED PEASANT of the Ciudad Rodrigo Militia.

ARMED PEASANT Of the Ciudad Rodrigo Militia.

CIUDAD Rodrigo is a city in the province of Salamanca, situated on a rising ground, on the north bank of a river running into the Douro, in the midst of a flat open country, rich in corn and pasturage.
Its fortifications, which have lately been repaired, have some appearance of strength, and are now manned by the militia, a fine corps of between four and five hundred athletic young men, well equipped with English muskets and good toledos,
This city has a handsome cathedral, and is the See of a Bishop.
It contains near two thousand houses, well inhabited, and the citizens appear active and intelligent.

Gallery: The Peninsula War.
Sketches of the country, character, and costume, in Portugal and Spain, made during the campaign, and on the route of the British Army, in 1808 and 1809.