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Napoleon Bonaparte is renowned as one of the great military commanders in history, and the central figure in so many of the events of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars. Throughout the first decade of the 19th century he won battle after battle by wielding the Grande Armée decisively against the other powers of Europe. Yet his fortunes changed in 1812 when the invasion of Russia wrecked his forces, and Napoleon suffered his final defeat at Waterloo in 1815. Following his crushing loss, he was exiled to the remote island of Saint Helena where he died on 5 May 1821. To commemorate this bicentenary, we've pulled up some artwork from a few of his campaigns.Continue Reading

Napoleon’s Women Camp Followers

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Researched from genuine primary sources in regulations and memoirs, 'Napoleon's Women Camp Followers' is the first book to explain and illustrate the organization, activities and personal stories of the female 'support staff' who played a major role in the day-to-day life of Napoleon's armies. In today's blog post, author Terry Crowdy gives a brief overview of the women and their clothing and explores how these were brought to life on the page.Continue Reading
Take a look at Epic History TV's newest video on the Battle of Aspern-Essling.Continue Reading

Napoleon's Great Blunder: Spain 1808

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Take a look at Epic History TV's newest video on the Battle of Corunna and Napoleon's attempt to seize Spain in 1808.Continue Reading
We've teamed up with the incredible YouTube channel Epic History TV once again, as they bring you a fantastic new series. Continue Reading

5 Weapons from the Napoleonic Wars

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Waterloo Week has come to a close. We tried not to go too overboard, and hope you enjoyed the Twitter chronology, background and the other bits and bobs we put together. To finish our celebrations of Waterloo here are 5 weapons from the Napoleonic Wars...Continue Reading

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