No blog post this week because I’ve been away in Spain and Portugal, exploring some of the sites of the Peninsular War and enjoying Lisbon (pictured) because it’s lovely.

There will be blog posts about the Lines of Torres Vedras and lots of other brilliant stuff from the next regular blog post on Friday and probably for a while after that. Meanwhile, if you want something to fill the ten minutes you might have spent on my blog, there’s a video about Fort San Vicente.  I think it’s best described as three separate forts (they had three separate garrisons and were counted as three positions in plans at the time) but the three are connected into one single astonishing position. There’s a lot of wind noise and the focus slips occasionally, but if you are interested in Wellington’s lines of Torres Vedras you might find it worth watching.