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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Capital of a Spanish province of the name, on the Guadiana, near the frontier of Portugal; a place of great strength; surrendered to Soult in 1811, and taken after a violent and bloody struggle by Wellington in 1812; the scene of fearful outrages after its capture.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Badajoz`'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/b/badajoz.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.