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From 1803 to 1815 France, under the charismatic new Emperor Napoleon, waged wars that resulted in the conquest of much of Europe. We have one of the widest ranging Napoleonic libraries of any publisher, with both first-hand accounts and modern assessments of the period’s most famous land and sea campaigns, including the British naval victory at Battle of Trafalgar, the French invasion of Russia in 1812, and Bonaparte’s Hundred Days and his ultimate defeat at Waterloo in 1815.

The lives and legacies of men of all ranks – from great leaders such as Wellington, Napoleon and Nelson to the lowliest of foot soldiers – are explored, along with the military tactics, uniforms and weaponry that characterised this fascinating and formative period of European history.

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