Napoleon Series Archive 2009

questions of distance

Can someone clarify a few points for me please.

'Marches' - is a march always a days journey? Presumably calculated according to the expected terrain?

Lieues - i've forgotten how many miles to the Lieue , not quite the same as a league I think.

"18 lieues de poste de Vienna' - what does that mean?

What is a 'mille' - in miles please, kilometres still confuse me.

And on a smaller scale, I know 'pieds' and 'pouces' are not exactly the same as 'feet' and 'inches' (I have found a conversion site) but are there 12 pouces to the pied?

Susan

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