The Battle of Aranzueque was a military confrontation at the village of Aranzueque, Spain, on 19 September 1837, during the First Carlist War.[1]

Battle of Aranzueque
Part of First Carlist War
Date19 September 1837
Result Liberal victory

Carlists supporting

Infante Carlos of Spain
Liberals (Isabelinos or Cristinos) supporting
Isabella II of Spain and her regent mother Maria Christina
Commanders and leaders
Baldomero Espartero

The battle pitted the troops of the pretender to the Spanish crown, Carlos V, against the troops of the Queen Regent Maria Christina, led by the general Baldomero Espartero.

The loyalist troops had attacked the Carlists at Alcalá de Henares and pushed them through Alcarria towards Aranzueque. On September 19, the loyalists pressed a final attack upon the tired and depleted Carlists at Aranzueque. Espartero succeeded in taking the village, with the artillery bombardment causing the full rout of the Carlists. This victory for the loyalists definitively ended the Carlist campaign known as the Expedición Real.[1][2]

References edit

  1. ^ a b Black, Jeremy (2014-12-18). Western Warfare, 1775-1882. Routledge. p. 112. ISBN 978-1-317-48991-7.
  2. ^ Black, Jeremy (2023-06-22). Insurgency Warfare: A Global History to the Present. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 127. ISBN 978-1-5381-7942-0.