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Mission Statement

Mission Statement

The Napoleon Series Mission

Message from Major General Sir Evelyn Webb Carter KCVO, OBE, DL. Chairman of the Waterloo Association

The Napoleon Series website is well known as a huge depository of learned articles and archival material covering all aspects of the Napoleonic Wars including battles and campaigns, personalities, regiments, and eyewitness accounts for all nations involved in the conflict. Of interest to me is that it gives access to the Challis Roll containing biographical details of all British Officers who served in the Peninsular War.

Robert Burnham deserves the thanks of all enthusiasts of this period for establishing this website and making the material accessible to all. When Robert told us of his retirement, we were very keen that his good work should not be lost and, indeed, should be continued. The Waterloo Association has therefore paid for the update of the website and is providing an editorial team from its members to ensure the collection of articles continues to grow.

I hope we have safeguarded this unique source for many years to come.



Message from Paul Chamberlain, Editor-in-Chief

For over two decades Bob Burnham and his team have developed and expanded The Napoleon Series to the important and significant research source that it is today. The Waterloo Association is pleased and honoured to be able to take over the management of this website and continue to develop it for historians worldwide.

It is not our intention to change the general format of the site, or to change how contributors submit articles or how historians access the vast amount of material available. We will continue to encourage submission of articles covering the period from the French Revolution through to the end of the Napoleonic Wars, including biographies of the men and women involved, together with their stories after the period (up to the death of the Duke of Wellington in 1852 as a cut-off point).

We will seek to make this material available by promoting the resource to educational and archival institutions plus museums worldwide, and through the website of The Waterloo Association, whose activities such as The Waterloo Journal and UK-wide meetings will complement the unique and original research published in The Napoleon Series.

The Waterloo Association and The Napoleon Series is a partnership that will expand and develop over the coming years; a fitting legacy for the hard work put into the site by Bob and his team who remain as an advisory panel for the site.