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Napoleonic Wars

Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Trafalgar

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:11 pm
When French Vice Adm. Pierre de Villeneuve emerged from Cadiz with his 33 mammoth warships, Britain's Royal Navy awaited him with only 27, often smaller, ships of the line. But the British also had Lord Horatio Nelson.

Horatio Nelson and the Battle of Trafalgar

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:11 pm
This 1805 victory at sea against the Franco-Spanish fleet immortalized Lord Nelson and changed the course of world history.

Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Aspern-Essling

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:07 pm
At the twin villages of Aspern and Essling in the spring of 1809, Napoleon was prepared for battle with Austrian Archduke Charles. He was halfway across the Danube... and then came the flood tide!

Nadezhda Durova: Russian Cavalry Maiden in the Napoleonic Wars

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:07 pm
Nadezhda Durova served gallantly in the Russian cavalry--then embarked on a literary career.

Napoleonic Wars: Battle of the Nile

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:05 pm

Napoleonic Wars: Women at Waterloo

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:05 pm
As was the case throughout the Napoleonic Wars, Waterloo saw its share of female participants -- and casualties.

Sir Thomas Cochrane: The British Naval Officer Who Proposed Saturation Bombing & Chemical Warfare During the Napoleonic Wars

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:02 pm
During the Napoleonic Wars, a British naval officer believed that desperate times called for desperate measures -- so he proposed the use of saturation bombing and chemical warfare.

Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Trafalgar -- Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson Did His Duty

William E. Welsh | Published: October 01, 2005 at 8:11 pm
Horatio Nelson's two-column charge into the Franco-Spanish line was risky, but it won him the battle -- at the cost of his life.
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