I’ve just been asked a great question by Adrian Jordan – http://fatpigfatcow.com/ – which I thought I must share with you all. What are your thoughts? Please do let me know! (Adrian and I already have a discussion about this topic on my Birth of Modern Europe page, but I wanted to share this discussion with you all too!)
Did Napoleon let the revolution down, or was he an inevitable consequence of the ‘Terror’?
It’s always nice to have a good map to hand when trying to research the intricate details of battles and troop movements. To know about the topography and geography of the area you are studying, to know where the hills and dips are, and to know where forests and lakes are; all of these details help you to understand what problems a commander might have faced when deciding where exactly his troops should be placed, and therefore help us to understand why battles were lost or won!
Battle of Waterloo Map
So, it’s finally the end of the year and during all the stress of revising and exams, students at Leeds Uni have to pick their modules for next year. Special subject and optional modules have to be picked and the dissertation thought about throughout the summer to be started on in the first term.
And Leeds Uni did me proud by providing two of the best subjects a Napoleonic Wars buff could ever want – special subject: Georgians at War (covering the Seven Year’s War to the Napoleonic Wars) and optional modules: Napoleon – Image, Myth and History. Fantastic! Continue reading
If you ever go to London and fancy visiting Wellington’s Arch, then please take a look across the road at the magnificent house opposite – that is Apsley House, the home of the 1st Duke of Wellington. Continue reading