Tag: Napoleon Bonaparte

History painting: ‘The Distribution of the Standards’ by Jacques-Louis David, 1810.

The French painter, Jacques-Louis David, was arguably the most famous neoclassical painter in France during the late 18th century and […]

History Painting: ‘The Battle of Austerlitz’ by Francois Gerard, 1810.

In the winter of 1805, Napoleon’s Grand Armée marched halfway across Europe to confront their enemy, the allied armies of […]

History Painting: Napoleon in burning Moscow by Albrecht Adam, 1841.

The campaign of Russia in 1812 has often been said to be the beginning of the end for Napoleon. (Two […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Napoleonic Expedition to Egypt.

The French were among the earliest modern explorers to “rediscover” the great monuments of the Ancient Egyptians. The King of […]