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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
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A Napoleonic Medal Collection Kept Together for Over 200 Years

CoinWeek - 25 May 2018
Amazingly, this A Napoleonic Medal Collection was assembled and purchased in 1814, over two hundred years ago, while the Napoleonic Wars were still ongoing. It has remained intact ever since! An immense offering, this medal collection tells the tale of ...
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10 of America's Hidden Battlefields

Popular Mechanics - 25 May 2018
Efforts to throw off foreign powers had been a dream of locals ( and ambitious Americans) since the early 1800s, when Napoleonic wars in Europe disrupted trade in the colonies. The Texas Historical Association calls the War of Mexican Independence “in ...
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Cornè House

Atlas Obscura - 22 May 2018
Cornè was born in Italy and lived in France until be became disillusioned with the Napoleonic Wars. He lived in various places in New England until finally settling in Newport, Rhode Island in 1822. He loved tomatoes! He couldn't understand why ...
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Bring back the smelly rag and keep on playing

Sports Hounds - 25 May 2018
“It comes from the Napoleonic Wars,” Coolgardie explained further,” when a doctor named Jacques Lisfranc de St. Martin diagnosed an injury to a horseman who had fallen, catching his foot in the stirrups.” A foot in the stirrups? What the hell had big ...
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Chilean Navy pays tribute to Admiral Thomas Cochrane

Westminster Abbey (press release) - 21 May 2018
One of the Royal Navy's most audacious and feared commanders during the Napoleonic Wars, he went on to command the Chilean, Brazilian and Greek navies, helping these countries in their fight for independence. His life and exploits served as inspiration ...
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Commentary: The EM narrative is only just beginning

Pensions & Investments - 21 May 2018
It was the dominance of the Royal Navy that cleared a path for overseas trade, securing Britain's economic hegemony after the Napoleonic wars. World War II mobilized the United States' economy and manufacturing base, while positioning the dollar to ...
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"War, Trauma, Memory" Exhibition Opens in the Reg

The Chicago Maroon - 11 May 2018
“The suite of plates Goya created in response to suffering he witnessed during the Napoleonic wars is considered to contain the first eyewitness images of war reporting,” the article by the Special Collections said. Unlike previous artists, Goya sought ...
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Order of the Bath

Westminster Abbey (press release) - 21 May 2018
The Most Honourable Order of the Bath was established as a military order by Letters Patent of George I on 18th May 1725, when the Dean of Westminster was made Dean of the Order in perpetuity and King Henry VII's Chapel designated as the Chapel of the ...
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Letters to the Editor (8): Friday, May 25, 2018

The Daily Courier - 24 May 2018
It's supposedly based on a military defeat in the18th century Napoleonic Wars, a futile campaign led by Prince Frederick, the Duke Of York and second son of King George III. That would be Mad King George, so-called because of many disorders and ...
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Maitland's name, Napoleon and the Red Baron

Newcastle Herald - 27 Apr 2018
Last Saturday marked the 100th anniversary of the death of a famous, feared German World War I flying ace, the Red Baron, on the Western Front. But who really killed him? The controversy about who did in the legendary 'Red Falcon' – as he was known ...
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Louisiana Purchase a terrible deal, Trump says

Arkansas Online - 19 May 2018
Thanks to the infusion of Jefferson's money, the Napoleonic Wars lasted until 1815 and the Battle of Waterloo. But what fries Trump's grits more than anything is the accepted notion that Jefferson, who overcame Federalist Party opposition to the deal ...

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