- 1.1 [confianza] to regain; [salud] to recover nunca recobró la confianza en sí mismo he never regained his self-confidence cuando recobró la vista when she recovered her sight cuando recobré el conocimiento or el sentido when I came to o/or round, when I regained consciousness tuvo que sentarse un rato para recobrar las fuerzas/el aliento she had to sit down for a while to get her strength/breath back la ciudad recobró ayer la normalidad the city returned to normal yesterday 1.2 [dinero/botín/joyas] to recover, retrieve 1.3 [ciudad/plaza fuerte] to recapture, retake
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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.