The convention of Cintra

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Ad Honorem
Feb 2013
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August 1808 wellesley defeated the french at Rolica and Vimera. The generals of the British expidition force then sign an agreement with the French regarding their evacuation from Portugal,, called The Convention of Cintra. In the agreement the french army ( 20 thousand) could leave without further conflict, take their arms and other equipment including horses& artillery. They were transported on British ships back to France. In Britain many became furious at the 3 generals and an inquirary was called
Why would the British generals offer such lenient terms?