French Connection: King Joseph’s Coat

Joseph Bonaparte (1768-1844), the eldest brother of Napoleon, was successively King of Naples (1806-1808) and King of Spain (1808-13). At the Battle of Vitoria (21 June 1813) a British, Portuguese and Spanish force led by the Anglo-Irish General Arthur Wellesley, 1st Marquess of Wellington, defeated the French under King Joseph. A victory which would prove […]