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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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Napoleonic prisoners made this bone game box with sliding top

The Daily Herald - 06 Jan 2018
But there also are many other collectibles, uniforms, photographs or earlier daguerreotypes, scrimshaw, jewelry made from coins, vases made from brass bullet casings, stitched-wool pictures of boats, and many other crafts that were made during free ...
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Spotlight on Ulverston man's role in promoting Arctic exploration

NW Evening Mail - 20 Jan 2018
THE role played by Ulverston's Sir John Barrow in promoting exploration is examined as part of the annual series of talks hosted by the Grange Lecture Society. This group was founded in 1908 and is in its 109th season of talks which are held in the ...
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Breaking the Habit of Whiteness

lareviewofbooks - 20 Jan 2018
Her treatment of Naomi Novik's Temeraire series, an alternate history of a Napoleonic Wars fought with dragons, indicates that the writing she seeks refers to more than just a creator's skin color. It resides in pens whose wielders can imagine worlds ...
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Pay A Visit To The Town Which Was Almost Erased From The World

Modern Ghana (press release) (blog) - 19 Jan 2018
The first blow came when the port – due to its ice-free harbour and strategic location en route to Russia, the Arctic and the UK – was overrun during the Napoleonic Wars. In July 1809, the British plundered and looted Hammerfest during a week-long ...
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Re-Imagining the World: Reflections on the Future of World Order

War on the Rocks - 09 Jan 2018
The century after the Congress of Vienna, which ended the bloody Napoleonic wars and delivered, at least in relative terms, political stability, economic growth, and peace to Europe, is often identified as an exemplar for how to organize international ...
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Scrap of flag from Nelson's HMS Victory sells for $408000

Auction Central News - 18 Jan 2018
Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté, KB (1758-1805), was a British flag officer in the Royal Navy He was noted for his inspirational leadership, superb grasp of strategy, and unconventional tactics, which together ...
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Arthur Phillip: nation's first captain holds pride of place

The Australian - 19 Jan 2018
“He was eclipsed by the Napoleonic Wars and is still in the shadows of Nelson. It didn't help that he was in charge of the drossiest people to be rid of.” The high commissioner to Britain, Alexander Downer, said “almost no one in Britain knew of ...
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Blaming Georgetown University for Slavery

American Spectator - 19 Jan 2018
Surely someone should pay the Huguenots forced from France by Louis XIV. And France owes most every European money for the Napoleonic wars. The Catholic Church and various Protestant denominations should pay for the victims of Europe's many religious ...
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Could £7bn offer prompt engineering giant GKN to split in two?

Sky News - 12 Jan 2018
The FTSE 100 giant's history dates back to the Napoleonic Wars but it now faces what it calls an "opportunistic" takeover attempt. 12:23, UK, Friday 12 January 2018. GKN. Image: GKN is one of Britain's most venerable engineers. By Ian King, Business ...
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This week's best radio: Cathy FitzGerald's Moving Pictures

The Guardian - 13 Jan 2018
Of all radio's attempts to link up with the web, Cathy FitzGerald's Moving Pictures (Tuesday, 11.30am, Radio 4) is the simplest and most successful. In each programme, she talks to experts about a detail-rich piece of art. At the same time, Google ...
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Santa Monica honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., symphonically

People's World - 16 Jan 2018
It turned out to be most apt: Baron Scarpia, Chief of Police in Rome in 1800 during the Napoleonic Wars, is a torturing, murderous tyrant opposed to movements of liberty that are rising up all over the continent in the wake of the Haitian, American and ...
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Death of Washington. . .winter of mourning - 16 Jan 2018
There is an anxious tone in the exhortation, and an awareness of an array of contemporary threats, as immediate as factionalism and party politics, and as distant as the Napoleonic wars in Europe. Washington's innate abilities had included his skill as ...

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