Craufurd, Charles Gregan (1761–1821)

Distinguished army officer, who rose to the rank of Lieutenant-General. He was the MP for East Retford 1806–1812. Southey corresponded with him about the History of the Peninsular War (1823–1832) and revised his inscription ‘For the Walls of Ciudad Rodrigo’ to commemorate the actions of Craufurd’s brother, Robert (1764–1812; DNB), who was killed when storming the city.