Spain's War of Independence against Napoleon Bonaparte's French occupation was ignited by the popular revolt in Madrid on 2 May 1808 against the French army. With support from the Duke of Wellington, Spanish resistance continued for over five years in a guerra de guerrillas which gave the world the concept and the term guerrilla warfare. The autocratic Fernando VII was restored to the throne in 1814, and his first act was to abolish the progressive Constitution of Cadiz adopted in 1812.
n (plural -klies)
- (British English/inglés británico) [slang/argot], viejo, (masculine, feminine)More example sentences
- The battle of the wrinklies commences when the ‘Oldie of the Year’ awards are presented in London.
- This afternoon there were Victorian-style games, followed by a disco for 2-12s and a 70's disco for the wrinklies.
- Often dismissed as wrinklies and fogeys, dodderers and ditherers, it turns out that Saga's target audience are, in fact, among the biggest consumers in the country.