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Francisco de Zurbarán. The Defense of Cadiz Against the English. 1634. Oil on canvas. Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain. More. Order a Poster or Print

Francisco de Zurbarán. The Defense of Cadiz Against the English.

The Defense of Cádiz Against the English represents the events of November 1, 1625, when Lord Wimbledon disembarked in the outskirts of Cádiz with 8,000 men. The governor of the city, Don Fernando Girón y Ponce de León, directed the defense from an armchair because of his gout. Nevertheless he put the enemy to flight with only six hundred men.

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