The Battle of Trafalfar – English Supremacy, But Not the End of the War

The Battle of Trafalgar, as Seen from the Mizen Starboard Shrouds of the Victory, oil on canvas painting by JMW Turner, c. 1806, Tate Britain The Napoleonic Wars was a miserable twelve years of almost constant fighting between England and France, which ended in 1815 at the Battle of Waterloo, when Napoleon was

The Abdication Of Bonaparte And The Count of Monte Cristo

Today, 198 years ago, Napoleon Bonaparte abdicated as emperor of France and was shipped off to the island of Elba off the coast of France.  In fact, he managed to escape less than a year later, and went on to reclaim power and lead one of the most infamous battles in history:  The Battle of