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The Napoleonic Wars’ Impact on Jane Austen

Napoleonic Wars

by Lucy Worsley ‘What calm lives they had . . . No worries about the French Revolution,  or the crushing struggles of the Napoleonic wars.’ Winston Churchill on Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen never went to France. In her lifetime,

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Posted in Contemporary History, Military History

When Britain Burned the White House: Harry and Juana Smith

When Britain Burned The White House; Harry and Juana Smith

by Peter Snow Harry and Juana Smith Many a soldier has had an exciting life. It’s not often that a solider shares the excitement and danger with his wife. But it is true of one redoubtable young officer and his

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Posted in Military History

Napoleon: Son of the Revolution

Napoleon

By Alan Forrest Napoleon Napoleon’s rise owed everything to the French Revolution, to its ideals of liberty and equality, the meritocracy that lay at its roots, and the huge institutional changes that it wrought. Without the events of 1789, France would

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Posted in Modern History

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