Battle of Aranzueque

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Battle of Mendaza
Part of First Carlist War
Date September 1837
Location Aranzueque, Spain
Result Liberal victory
Belligerents
Carlists supporting
Infante Carlos of Spain
Liberals (Isabelinos or Cristinos) supporting
Isabella II of Spain and her regent mother Maria Christina
Commanders and leaders
Baldomero Espartero

The Battle of Aranzueque was a September 1837 confrontation at the village of Aranzueque, Spain during the First Carlist War.

The battle pitted the troops of the pretender to the Spanish crown, Carlos V, against the troops of the Queen Regent Maria Christina, led by the general Baldomero Espartero.

The loyalist troops had attacked the Carlists at Alcalá de Henares and pushed them through Alcarria towards Aranzueque. On September 19, the loyalists pressed a final attack upon the tired and depleted Carlists at Aranzueque. Espartero succeeded in taking the village, with the artillery bombardment causing the full rout of the Carlists. This victory for the loyalists definitively ended the Carlist campaign known as the Expedición Real.