Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Horatio Nelson defeated. Recreation of the Battle of Tenerife 1797

Every year on July 25, Santa Cruz recreates the Battle of Tenerife - the only battle Horatio Nelson ever lost and the one in which he lost his arm. Hero of the day was Commander-General Antonio Gutiérrez de Otero y Santayana who defended the island and, in gentlemanly manner, allowed the British to leave with their weapons and war honours.

Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (1797)

Fluent in Spanish and having spent 16 years on the island, Pamela Stocks has now been translating, researching and publishing information on customs and events in Tenerife for 25+ years. This takes a considerable amount of time and effort, for which she receives no payment whatsoever. If you find this work useful or interesting, please buy her a coffee. Buy Pamela Stocks a Coffee


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