Sir Harry Burrard
experienced veteran of many British campaigns in America, Flanders
and Denmark, Sir Harry Burrard had long since past his prime when
he took over the British army in the Peninsula
from Sir Arthur Wellesley.
Betty by his troops, Burrard stopped Wellesley's pursuit of a beaten
General Jean-Andoche Junot after
Vimiero - the only real order of
his one-day in command of the army.
was replaced by an equally cautious Sir Hew Dalrymple who began
negotiations with Junot which led to the infamous Convention
to London for an inquiry into the treaty, Burrard was placed in
retirement from active duty.