The captions read; 'General I greet you with the Tideings of complet Victory. The Usurper and his Field Marshall have fled and left all their Cannon Ammunition Baggage, Military Chests Provision and I here present you with Marshall Jourdans Baton of Command.' and 'May this Trophy prove our hope of future Victory and England once more restore to Spain her lawful overeign.' 'There goes King Joey!'
In 1809 the Duke of Wellington was set to assume command of the Pennisular Campaigns (1808-1814) in a drive against the French in Spain, culminating in his success at Waterloo.