With the hope of raising the blockade of Cadiz, a force under Sir Thomas Graham (afterwards Lord Lynedoch [q.v.]) left that harbour by sea, and joining with Spanish troops near Tarifa, advanced by land against Victor's blockading force, a Spanish general, La Pena, being in chief command.
On the 28th of October r8 r r, Hill, by a very skilful surprise, captured Arroyo de los Molinos (between Badajoz and Trujillo), almost annihilating a French corps under Gerard; and in December 181r the French were repulsed in their efforts to capture Tarifa near Cadiz.
Early in January also the French had abandoned the siege of Tarifa, though Valencia had surrendered to them (Jan.
Hartzenbusch, Periodicos de Madrid (1876); Lapeyre, Catalogo-tarifa de los periodicos, revistas, y ilustraciones en Espana (1882); Georges le Gentil, Les Revues litteraires de l'Espagne pendant la premiere moitie du XIX e siecle (Paris, 1909).
'TARIFF (adapted in English from the French; the word comes through the Spanish tarifa, a list or schedule of prices,.
Is 40' to the north of Point Tarifa, the southernmost point of Spain and of the continent of Europe.
In the victory won by the Christians on the banks of the river Salado, near Tarifa, he earned his title of Alphonso the Brave (1340).