Napoleon

The Napoleonic Art of War.

To outline properly the scope of Napoleon’s military tactics we would need more than a limited understanding of military history. My aim here is to only briefly outline many of the innovations, tactics or methods that made Napoleon one the… Read More ›

The Napoleonic Code.

Napoleon wasn’t the first French leader who saw the need to thoroughly overhaul and unify the laws of France. As early as the sixteenth century, a single law code was the dream of King Louis XI. In the centuries that… Read More ›

The Napoleonic Eagle.

‘The distribution of the Eagle Standards’, Jacques Loius David, 1810. Reminiscent of the days of Rome, Napoleon’s armies, like Rome’s legions, carried the eagle as a symbol of French Imperial power. Sitting on top of a regimental staff the standard… Read More ›