Tag: French History

History Painting: ‘Capture of Joan of Arc’ by Adolf-Alexander Dillens, circa 1850.

You’ve all heard of the story of France’s national heroine, nicknamed ‘The maid of Orleans’ and how she rode at […]

History’s Willing Advocate: Q & A with The Freelance History Writer.

The revival in the interest in history has exploded over the last ten years since the advent of amazing blog/website […]

Amazing Women Who Inspire Us: Joan of Arc: The Maid of Orleans.

Joan of Arc, wearing a breastplate and brandishing her banner, rode at the head of the uncrowned Charles VII’s army […]

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. […]

The Napoleonic Code.

Napoleon wasn’t the first French leader who saw the need to thoroughly overhaul and unify the laws of France. As […]

The Coronation of Napoleon I, Emperor of the French.

Who would have thought a relatively obscure Corsican by the name of Napoleon Bounaparte, would rise to prominence during the […]

The 1910 Great Flood of Paris.

In the last week of January 1910, the Seine River flooded the city of Paris and its surrounding neighborhoods causing […]

Napoleon and Josephine, Love Letters and Angst!

Most people have undoubtedly expressed their love for someone in their life. Sometimes love is out of reach, but often […]