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Ireland’s Wars: Napoleon’s Irish Legion

Napoleon Bonaparte was a singular individual, every inch the “great man” who did more than anyone else to inspire that particular approach to history. Having won a serious reputation during many martial exploits, Napoleon seized power in Paris in 1799, … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Irish Against Napoleon

The course of the French Revolutionary Wars and the subsequent Napoleonic Wars bears little going into. Between 1792 and 1815, France fought numerous conflicts against a series of opposing coalitions. What began as a conflict of mere survival for the … Continue reading

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NFBs Decisive Battles Of The World: Waterloo

Just as important and epic as its reputation would indicate. This is going to be long… Name: The Battle of Waterloo, sometimes called the Battle of Mont-Saint-Jean. The War: War of the Seventh Coalition, last of the Napoleonic Wars. When: 18 … Continue reading

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NFBs Decisive Battles Of The World: Borodino

Skipping back to the gunpowder age. Name: The Battle of Borodino, sometimes known as the Battle of the Moscow River The War: The French Invasion of Russia in 1812, part of the Napoleonic Wars. When: 7 September 1812 Where: Just … Continue reading

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The Peninsular War by Charles Esdaile

A throughly comprehensive account of the Iberian struggle between Napoleon and the Anglo-Portugeuse-Spanish alliance during the first decades of the nineteenth century. Esdaile’s opus is the text to read on the conflict, covering every aspect, be it political, military, diplomatic or financial of the famous … Continue reading

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