1st Carlist War 1833-1840
Designed by Michael Perry
The first blood-bath of a civil war in Spain pitted the supporters ( the Carlists) of Carlos, brother of the recently deceased King Ferdinand VII and the Kings wife Cristina and her daughter Isabel II, hence their supporters were known as Cristinos or Isabelinos. The war engulfed Spain but concentrated in the northern provinces of the Basque region. Portugal, France and Britain had sided with the Isabalino cause and by the middle of the war had sent legions (small self-contained armies) to help. Britain contributed 10,000 men, Portugal 7,000 and France 6,000.