THE HUNT FOR MOORE’S GOLD: INVESTIGATING THE LOSS OF THE BRITISH ARMY’S MILITARY CHEST DURING THE RETREAT TO CORUNNA
306pp., 16 colour plates. 2019. In order to prevent the money from falling into enemy hands, the entire military chest was thrown down a steep, and deep ravine. What then happened to all those dollars and doubloons? Some were snatched up by the pursuing French cavalry. Some, also, were retrieved by British soldiers who intentionally lagged behind. But what of the rest of the money?