Napoleon’s Shadow: The Impact of his Martial Philosophy By Michael G. Stroud The latter half of the eighteenth century into the early nineteenth, saw nationalist sentiments take hold throughout the world. These nationalist sentiments fermented into revolutions, that exploded from the British colonies in America in 1776, to that of the liberation of Venezuela by […]
A Walcheren Journal by Paul Thompson The John Rylands Library at the University of Manchester houses the correspondence and papers of Sir James Leith. Included in the Rylands archive is a brief journal titled Dates of the Operations of the British Army in the Island of Walcheren. This document records operations of the British army […]
‘Mourn for the Mighty Dead’ Music for the Passing of the Duke of Wellington in 1852 in the Illustrated London News Paul Thompson Anyone familiar with the coverage of Wellington’s death and funeral in the pages of the Illustrated London News (ILN) during the […]
Robert Craufurd, The Man & the Myth: The Life and Times of Wellington’s Wayward Martinet Ian Fletcher Pen & Sword (2021), hardback ISBN 9781526775191 591 pages,16 pages of B & W illustrations and 16 B & W maps Such a voluminous book with 506 pages, plus an incredible 79 pages of references and end […]
The Daughters of George III: Sisters & Princesses Catherine Curzon Pen & Sword History (2020) ISBN 9781473897533 Hardback Pages: 186 Illustrations: 32 black and white This comprehensive biography of six royal sisters is the latest entry in the author’s list of titles focused on the Georgian royal family and, once again, the result is a […]
The Duke of Wellington in 100 Objects Gareth Glover Frontline Books (Pen & Sword Books) 2020 ISBN 978 1 52675 862 0 Hardback Pages: 312 Illustrations: 150 colour Looking at a subject using 100 Objects is I think a novel way of examining a theme, producing not only a detailed account of that topic, […]
Admiral Lord St. Vincent: Saint or Tyrant? The Life of Sir John Jervis James D.G. Davidson Pen and Sword Maritime (2020) ISBN: 9781526784346 Paperback, 240 pages, 50 black and white illustrations Reading this work felt rather like taking a step backwards in time: not to the eighteenth century, but the middle of the twentieth. I […]
Life and Career of Nova Scotian Provo Wallis, Admiral of the Fleet By Nicholas James Kaizer Lieutenant Provo Wallis, At the Time of His Victorious Entry Into Halifax Harbour, ca. 1800-1880, Davey Fitzner. (Library and Archives Canada) Admiral of the Fleet Sir Provo William Parry Wallis is perhaps the longest-ever serving officer in British naval […]
Napoleon Bonaparte: A Reference Guide to His Life and Works Joshua Meeks Rowman and Littlefield (2020) Hardback, 255 pages, 15 maps I like to have well-stocked shelf of reference books to hand for my own research and writing. Although we live in the internet age where there is a plethora of online reference sites (The […]
Account of the Battles of Quatre Bras and Waterloo, by Lieutenant Colonel W.A. de Jongh, Commander of the National Militia Battalion No. 8
A new translation of a classic account of the Dutch Troops in the Waterloo Campaign written in the summer of 1815.
How Napoleon used his Bulletins.
How Napoleon's experience prior to the Coup helped to make him a successful ruler.
This article examines the impact of the French Revolution and Napoleon on the development of the French educational system.
A look at whether Napoleon is fairly treated by modern historians.
Thumbing through the Napoleonic Wars: The Words of Napoleon and Others Who May Have Influenced His Methods
There has probably never been another person in history who has either more misquoted or have had more words put in his mouth than Napoleon I, Emperor of the French.
Forshufvud's theories about poisoning are still very much alive. This is a fascinating theory, but almost too fantastic to be true, and almost the only indication is the arsenic content in the hair...
Another piece of Napoleon's jewelry.
Napoleon's good luck charm.
A conversation between Napoleon and Miot de Melito.
A little known incident in the early days of Napoleon
A compilation of the numerous speeches given by Napoleon.
Contemporary descriptions of what Napoleon looked like.
The price of exile.
A look at the only the only house Napoleon owned as a private citizen.
A list of personal items found in Napoleon's carriage that was captured by the Prussians after Waterloo.
Napoléon undoubtedly had large quantities of arsenic in his body when he died. However, this does not necessarily mean that he was murdered. It could have been self-administered. And that does not necessarily mean suicide...
Memorial de Saint Helene: Journal of the Private Life and Conversations of the Emperor Napoleon at Saint Helena
Volume One of the classic set of memoirs.
Was Napoleon's performance at Leipzig on the genius level?
Napoleon was one of the greatest military minds in the history of warfare. He expanded the conquests of France from her revolutionary borders to that of an Empire that stretched from Spain to the steppes of Russia. Napoleon's genius lay not in the revolutionizing of warfare itself, but in the refinement of existing means...
More about Napoleon's medical status.
Comments about Ben Weider's book Assassination at St.Helena Revisited, published by Wiley, 1995.
Napoleon faced death more often than most realized.
Napoléon Bonaparte was and still is one of France's most revered heroes. Though born a Corsican in 1769, Napoléon journeyed to France for schooling at the age of nine...