Torres-Vedras

Torres-Vedras, a town of Portugal, 26 m. N. of Lisbon; celebrated for the great lines of defence Wellington constructed in 1810, and behind which he successfully withstood the siege of the French under Massena, thus saving Lisbon, and preparing the way for his subsequent expulsion of the French from the Peninsula.

Population (circa 1900) given as 5,000.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Torres Strait * Torricelli, Evangelista
Toom Tabard
Tope
Topeka
Töpffer, Rudolf
Toplady, Augustus Montague
Torgau
Toronto
Torquay
Torquemada, Thomas de
Torres Strait
Torres-Vedras
Torricelli, Evangelista
Torrington
Torture, Judicial
Tory
Totemism
Totnes
Toul
Toulon
Toulouse
Tourcoing