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The Napoleonic Wars (1803–1815) were a series of major conflict...

wikipedia - 19 Sep 2016
The Napoleonic Wars (1803–1815) were a series of major conflicts pitting the French Empire and its allies, led by Napoleon I, against a fluctuating array of European powers formed into various coalitions, primarily led and financed by the United Kingdom. The wars resulted from the unresolved disputes associated with the French Revolution and the Revolutionary Wars, which had raged on for years before concluding with the Treaty of Amiens in 1802. The resumption of hostilities the following year paved
napoleonic wars

Soda tax debate overlooks sugar's sinister history

Chicago Reporter - 20 Sep 2017
The Napoleonic Wars brought sugar into the picture, paving the way for Thomas Jefferson's negotiation of the Louisiana Purchase and manifesting a destiny of sugar cultivation in rich Louisiana soil. Slaves better not sneak a piece of cane because that ...
napoleonic wars

Research Links Early Watch Counterfeits to the Swiss

New York Times - 19 Sep 2017
After the Napoleonic wars, when England was in an extreme financial depression, the very cheapest London-made silver watch cost around 1,300 pounds ($1,700) in modern money, Ms. Struthers said. By comparison, the average watch from the Continent ...
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Music ignites the soul of Montrealers this week !

Mountain Lake PBS - 19 Sep 2017
“Tosca (Melody Moore), a tempestuous opera diva and her lover Mario ( Gian Carlo Monsalve ), a painter who supports the emperor during the Napoleonic wars against the established monarchy, have to go face to face with the evil and quite lustful police ...
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How a slave trader created a Bombay in New York

Quartz - 19 Sep 2017
The years of the Napoleonic wars between Britain and France inspired Hogan to play the patriot's card. Not only did he offer his services first in transporting convicts to Australia, his ship could help Britain by attacking French trading ships, based ...
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Conflicted over Confederate monument removal

Kokomo Perspective - 15 Sep 2017
I have had the personal fortune to visit many of the great battlefields of Europe and its great cities where titanic battles were fought during the Thirty Years War, The Napoleonic Wars, World War I, and World War II. For the most part, there is ...
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Watch the movie first, then read the book

The Straits Times - 18 Sep 2017
To readers of the 19th century, the Napoleonic wars would have been an omnipresent shadow casting domestic dramas in a different light. An estrangement between husband and wife could be forever, with the husband heading off to the battlefront.
napoleonic wars

Jane Austen polymer £10 note enters circulation

BBC News - 13 Sep 2017
One investment company has calculated that £10 from 1817 - when Jane Austen died - equates to roughly £786, in today's money. Ritu Vohora, investment director at M&G Investments, said: "Jane Austen lived through the Napoleonic Wars, yet despite all the ...
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The first Kashmir war

Daily Times - 17 Sep 2017
“War is a continuation of politics by other means,” wrote the most famous philosopher of war, General Karl von Clausewitz, in his magnum opus, Vom Kriege (On War). Clausewitz was no academic; he had cut his teeth during the Napoleonic wars.
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The honesty box at the top of Ireland - 18 Sep 2017
Though replete with mementoes from the Napoleonic Wars and the Congress of Vienna, the house has been restored to its 1920s grandeur, when it was home to Edith, Lady Londonderry. She was the one who made it magical. It was under her visionary eye ...
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When Picasso and Orwell Went After Tyrants and Risked It All

Daily Beast - 17 Sep 2017
As a commentary on war some ranked it with Goya's rending account of the savagery of the Napoleonic wars. But the hand of ideology also surfaced. The critic Anthony Blunt called the painting “hopelessly obscure, its meaning elusive.” Unknown to anyone ...

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