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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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Is wage growth at the same level as during the Napoleonic wars?

Full Fact - 10 Nov 2017
Wage growth between 2010 and 2020 will be the lowest it's been over any ten year period in peacetime since the Napoleonic Wars. Experts say it was lower around both the First and Second World Wars. There's more than one way to measure living ...
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No refuge for ships from a terrifying storm

The Times - 20 Nov 2017
A terrible storm struck Dublin Bay 210 years ago, during the Napoleonic wars. Two troop transport ships, the Prince of Wales and the Rochdale, set sail from Dublin for Liverpool with soldiers and their families. They had barely made any headway when ...
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Other countries' SOE disasters are cautionary tales

Business Day - 19 Nov 2017
He pointed out that comparing the costs of projects during the 254 years between 1660 and 1914 would have been comparatively simple: the purchasing power of the pound, except for a brief period during the Napoleonic wars, remained relatively stable.
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El Salado, the myth of Philomela, and “a universal spirit”

Financial Times - 17 Nov 2017
Guerrilla was first used in Spain during the Napoleonic Wars. And paramilitary takes the Greek meaning of para-, meaning 'next to' or 'similar to', not the Spanish para-, which means 'for'. The country has made real progress in the past decade, even ...
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Indonesia: Colonial Independence and the Cold War

The Globalist - 17 Nov 2017
1. Parts of the Indonesian archipelago were colonized by the Portuguese, the Dutch, the Germans and the British. 2. However, after the end of the Napoleonic wars in 1815, it was the Netherlands which was able to assert a dominant position across the ...
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Quilts from Military Fabrics at American Folk Art Museum

BLOUIN ARTINFO - 17 Nov 2017
The exhibition contains the earliest examples of such quilt tracing it back to the Austro-Turkish, Prussian, and Napoleonic wars through a technique known as intarsia. This technique was primarily used by professional tailors wherein the shapes were ...
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HISTORY: Frigid on the frontier

Orillia Packet & Times - 17 Nov 2017
The Royal Navy officer was a fire-breathing war hero, a veteran of the Napoleonic Wars. He was on his way to his latest posting as a member of the Royal Navy, on the Upper Great Lakes during the War of 1812. He was one of 1,000 men James Lucas Yeo, ...
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John Mollo, Whose Costumes Made 'Star Wars' Seem Real, Dies at 86

New York Times - 03 Nov 2017
John Mollo, a largely self-taught historian whose expertise on military uniforms led George Lucas to choose him to design costumes for “Star Wars,” winning Mr. Mollo the first of two Academy Awards, died on Oct. 25 in Froxfield, Wiltshire, England. He ...
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Wartime Quilts Honor Battles and Leaders, but Mostly Art

New York Times - 25 Oct 2017
The radiance shines forth from the bold geometries in “War and Pieced: The Annette Gero Collection of Quilts From Military Fabrics.” This ravishing exhibition features 29 sturdy, intricate wartime quilts dating from the Napoleonic and Crimean Wars and ...
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French connection

Jordan Times - 15 Nov 2017
France seized Mauritius in the early 18th century, but later lost it to Britain in 1810, during the Napoleonic Wars. Still, this tiny nation retained the French language and French law, despite being under British occupation. The country won ...
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The Wartime Quilts Made by Men from Military Uniforms

Hyperallergic - 06 Nov 2017
Others were skilled tailors before they enlisted, such as Samuel Sadlowski of the Royal Prussian Army, who was taken prisoner by the French amid the Napoleonic Wars. He repaired officers' uniforms during his internment, and used the leftover scraps to ...
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Haslar is now 'finally safe' say councillors

The News - 16 Nov 2017
The barracks, being sold by the Ministry of Justice, is a complex dating back to the Napoleonic Wars. Under the conservation area, the buildings will be preserved, and protected from demolition and redevelopment. The initial plan was to launch a ...

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