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Ciudad Rodrigo

Ciudad Rodrigo, a Spanish town on a hill above the Agueda, 56 miles from Salamanca, and 17 from the Portuguese frontier. It was taken by the English and French in the war of the Spanish succession, and surrendered in 1810, after a gallant defence, to General Massena. In 1812 Wellington took it by storm after a siege of eleven days, and for this deed was made an Earl in England, and by the Spanish, Duke of Ciudad Rodrigo.