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The Corsican dissected

Title: The Corsican dissected [graphic]. Publication: London : Pubd. Aug. 14, 1803, by W. Holland, No. 11 Cockspur Street, Pall Mall, [14 August 1803] Catalog Record 803.08.14.01+ Acquired January 2021
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 17 Nov 2021

Dramatic effect, or, The death of Genl. Duroc

“The interior of a tent. Duroc, in his shirt, lies supported by a soldier on a wooden bed, while Napoleon (right) holds his right hand, turning away (to the right) and covering his face with his left hand. An officer stands solicitously beside the Emperor,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 29 Oct 2021

The Protocols of Zion and the roots of a racist forgery

Down the centuries Jewish people have been blamed for everything from the Black Death to the Russian Revolution. But rarely has such race hate found more cogent expression than in The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. The Protocols purports to be the verbatim...
From: Mathew Lyons on 28 Oct 2021

Engagement and articles entered into by the corps of Hitchin volunteers

Title: Engagement and articles entered into by the corps of Hitchin volunteers, upon their enrolment [sic]. Manufacture: Hitchin : Printed by J. Bedford, August 31, 1803. Catalog Record 63 803 H675En Acquired April 2020
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 12 Oct 2021

French volunteers marching to the conquest of Great Britain

“A mounted officer with drawn sabre heads a procession of ‘Volunteers’ linked by a chain to his horse and to each other. The horse is a well-bred animal with handsome trappings, but the rider is lean and has torn breeches. He is followed by a file...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 2 Sep 2021

Feeling Safe and Secure in 1815

By Beatrice de Graaf For many years, I have been fascinated with questions regarding how countries, states, and societies exit a war and attempt to restore peace and security. If works such as Paul Schroeder’s The Transformation of Europe or,...
From: Age of Revolutions on 23 Aug 2021

Napoleon II (1832) | Victor Hugo

The following poem appeared in Victor Hugo’s Chants des Crepuscules (1835) and was translated by G.W.M. Reynolds. It celebrates Napoleon’s son, Napoleon, who died too young and had no contact with father after the emperor was exiled to St Helena....

The introduction of the Pope to the Convocation at Oxford

“A satire on the approaching election for the Chancellorship of Oxford University. Grenville, dressed as a cardinal, heads a small procession towards the Devil, who wears a robe on which is a large cross, and holds the bland mask with which he has been...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 6 Aug 2021

Man of Titles Won with Blood: A Poem on the Duke of Wellington (1835) | Charles Cole

The following poem was written by the radical poet, Charles Cole, in 1835 and printed in A Poetical Address to his Grace the Duke of Wellington.[1] According to Cole, the Duke may have been a hero at Waterloo, but as a politician he was nothing to be...

The valley of the shadow of death

“Napoleon, advancing down a gently sloping causeway of rock which traverses water and flames, is halted by ‘Leo Britannicus’ who bounds savagely towards him. He drops a short chain attached to the nose of the ‘Russian Bear’, a huge white creature...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 30 Jul 2021

Ode to the Column of Napoleon (1835) | Victor Hugo

The following poem appeared in G.W.M. Reynolds’s translation of Victor Hugo’s Songs of Twilight (1835). It has been transcribed by Stephen Basdeo. On the foundation that his glory laid, With indestructible materials made, Alike secure...

Perusing the state papers

“Napoleon, John Bull (a ‘cit’), a British general wearing a star, and the Duke of Portland sit in conference, each holding a large double paper covered with type or script. Napoleon sits on the left, pointing to the text of his paper and saying...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 13 Jul 2021

Napoleon (1838) | Victor Hugo

The following poem, celebrating the life and deeds of Napoleon, was first written by Victor Hugo in the 1830s. It was later translated for the Monthly Magazine (probably by G.W.M. Reynolds, who had previously translated several of Hugo’s works and who...

The grand coronation procession of Napoleone the 1st

“Napoleon and Josephine are in the centre of an elaborate processional design. Individuals and groups are identified by eleven captions in the lower margin. The background is formed of close ranks of French soldiers, with a forest of caps, spears, pikes,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 12 Jul 2021

Peter von Hagenbach and the world’s first international war crimes trial

The Nuremberg trials that followed the close of World War II were, like the atrocities they prosecuted, unprecedented in international law. And yet the idea that political and military leaders might be held accountable for their actions was not entirely...
From: Mathew Lyons on 1 Jul 2021

Death of Napoleon | Victor Hugo

The following lines were written by the celebrated French poet Victor Hugo on the death of Napoleon. Hugo’s words were then translated by G.W.M. Reynolds (under the pseudonym of “Parisianus”) and published in The Monthly Magazine.[1] Transcribed...

Painting a Pandemic: Napoleon Visiting the Sick

Stephen Basdeo is a writer and historian based in Leeds, UK. He has published books and articles on various subjects including the history of crime, radicalism, and socialism. Antoine-Jean Gros, Bonaparte visitant les pestiférés de Jaffa. 1804....

Life of Victor Hugo

A short, anonymously written biography of the famous French writer Victor Hugo, first published in 1888, transcribed by Stephen Basdeo in 2021. Victor in Poesy, Victor in Romance,Cloud-weaver of phantasmal hopes and fears,French of the French, and...

Napoleon the Second: An Ode

Translated from the French of Victor Hugo by G.W.M. Reynolds in The Monthly Magazine (1837) I. A quarter of a century has gone, Since Gallia welcom’d her Napoleon’s son; The heav’n was low’ring on th’ expectant earth, Before th’...

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