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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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Now We Shall Be Entirely Free by Andrew Miller – review

The Guardian - 14 Aug 2018
Perhaps his excellent eighth book, a cat-and-mouse thriller set at the height of the Napoleonic wars, will change that, though the fact it's not made this year's Man Booker longlist is already something of a travesty. Now We Shall Be Entirely Free ...
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International Cat Day

Richfield Reaper - 16 Aug 2018
The French army was unable to deal with the onslaught of feline firepower, and the Napoleonic Wars came to an end. The day was set aside to pay tribute the brave cats that were used as bombs. So successful was the effort, that there are still no ...
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What a previous trade war with China might teach us

Washington Post - 09 Aug 2018
Tariffs from the trade bankrolled both the imperial court in Beijing and the British government, becoming especially critical to Westminster during the Napoleonic Wars of the early 1800s. Profits, too, enriched not only British and Chinese businessmen ...
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PAUL GREENBERG: Rewards of inaction

NWAOnline - 12 Aug 2018
As prime minister of Great Britain from 1812 to 1827, his tenure saw wars against Napoleon's France, the agitation promoted by his country's radicals, demands for the emancipation of Britain's Roman Catholics, and constant calls for the reform of the ...
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6 fantastic Navy films that you should watch at least once

We Are The Mighty (blog) - 17 Aug 2018
Set during the Napoleonic Wars, this film is heavily focused on what it means to complete the mission and the importance of safeguarding the welfare of the troops underneath. Russell Crowe's crew aboard the HMS Surprise are locked in seemingly eternal ...
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Asean, China and the South China Sea

The Straits Times - 10 Aug 2018
Richard Heydarian. Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Philippines. Two centuries since the Napoleonic wars, we are once again confronting the spectre of conflict, this time in Asia's seascape, particularly in the South China Sea, where China has been ...
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War games in miniature: Brighton Township man immersed in battle

The Times - 08 Aug 2018
Tabletop battlefields are meticulously researched and authentically recreated to scale where warsNapoleonic, Isandlwana, Cowpens, Civil War, World War II and more — play out according to dice rolls, measuring sticks and rule books. Players “try to ...
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Civil War re-enactors have their own POG-level slang

We Are The Mighty (blog) - 10 Aug 2018
Re-enacting battles of bygone eras isn't strictly a Civil War pastime. History buffs in the north and south alike also re-enact the Revolutionary War (and, in some places, even World War I). Overseas, dedicated Europeans re-enact the Napoleonic Wars, ...
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The Dark History of the European Union - 15 Aug 2018
At the end of the Napoleonic Wars, in 1814, there was not a nation called Germany. There were 39 German-speaking states. Prussia, one of the largest and most powerful of these states, forged these competing regions into the German Empire—the Second ...
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War-core: what is this fashion trend good for?

The Guardian - 30 Jul 2018
So influential were the uniforms of Russian and French armies in the 1800s on men's tailoring, for example, that Esquire has described the Napoleonic Wars, a soupcon glibly, as “fashion week on steroids”. Brands such as Aquascutum and Burberry were ...
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Here's What 5 Famous Landmarks Almost Looked Like

Reader's Digest - 13 Aug 2018
The structure that stands today is located at the western end of the Champs-Élysées and honors those who fought in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. One of the rejected designs for the monument looked a lot different and was designed by ...
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'Lord Liverpool' Review: A Tory in His Prime

Wall Street Journal - 05 Aug 2018
Robert Banks Jenkinson, second Earl of Liverpool, was prime minister of Great Britain from 1812 to 1827. These were momentous years, encompassing the wars against Napoleon ic France, radical agitation, renewed demands for Catholic Emancipation and ...
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Columnist confused about which leaders deserves respect

Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier - 12 Aug 2018
It was the Royal Navy that ended the slave trade after the Napoleonic wars. Under Barack Obama everyone knew he would take no action to stop any outrages other than make one of his trademark eloquent speeches and perhaps setting a red line that was ...
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Napoleon's Most Difficult Battle

American Media Institute Newswire - 15 Aug 2018
His exile conclusively ended the so-called Napoleonic Wars which began as a collaborative effort of three monarchs to reinstall the nobility in France. The man venerating the Bible and attesting to its teachings had, just six years prior, ordered the ...
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Vanity Fair TV Series: Everything You Need To Know - 14 Aug 2018
The seven-part drama follows the lives of Becky Sharp, her best friend Amelia Sedley, and their friends and families, against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars. The overarching theme of British society plays out in the main character's attempts to ...
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Why We Get It Wrong: Reflections on Predicting the Future of War

War on the Rocks - 10 Aug 2018
In his previous work, Strategy: A History, Freedman traces that mistaken theory of conflict to the Napoleonic Wars, where strategists focused on Jena and Waterloo rather than the grueling Iberian and Russian campaigns. In The Future of War, he uses the ...

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