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Your search for posts with tags containing Napoleonic Wars found 16 posts

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

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...

Britons to arms!

Title: Britons to arms! : among the various threats used by the tyrannical and insidious enemy, who is attempting our destruction and overthrow, the plunder of our country! is held out as the reward to the armies which are to invade us, …. But...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 11 Apr 2019

The allied bakers, or, The Corsican toad in the hole

“Three allied generals (left) hold the long handle of a shovel (peel) on which is a dish containing a tiny Napoleon. This they try to push into a baker’s oven, but are hindered by the Austrian emperor, who holds the door of the oven, feigning...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 27 Mar 2019

The Corsican whipping top in full spin!!!

“A (tricolour) top with the head of Napoleon spins, above the ground, savagely lashed by representatives of the Allies. His arms and his legs have already been severed from his body, now represented only by the madly spinning top. The most violently...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 19 Mar 2019

Commemoration of the four great naval victories…

Plates engraved by F. Bartolozzi, I. Landseer, J. Parker, Geo. Noble, Lenney, and W. Bromley after paintings by R. Smirke, miniatures by John Smart, and after portraits by Ryder, Stow, and Worthington. Title: Commemoration of the four great naval...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 3 Jan 2019

The Corsican bloodhound, beset by the bears of Russia

A satire on Napoleon’s Russian campaign. A large hound with the head of Napoleon in his bicorne hat with a feather colored red, white and blue, flees in terror towards the right, pursued by a pack of charging bears (Russia). The handle of a kettle...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 23 May 2016

Cossack sports, or, The Platoff hunt in full cry after French game

A satire on Napoleon’s Russian campaign. “Cossacks, led by Platoff, pursue, across a river, a fox with the head and huge bicorne of Napoleon. The Russians ride their horses through the water. The fox, larger in scale than the other figures,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 12 Oct 2015

A tit bit for a Cossack

A satire on Napoleon in Russia. The daughter of Count Platoff stands full face, erect, dashing, and alluring, on a snowy mound. Her right hand supports a spear from which floats a banner inscribed: ‘I General Count Platoff. promise to give...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 30 Sep 2015

Did Napoleon get up your nose? No surprise!

Pardon the pun, but I couldn’t resist when coming across this snuff box on the Antiques Roadshow. A snuff box in the shape of Napoleon’s hat – now I’ve seen it all! Though not quite up there with Napoleon’s head in a...
From: The Joyful Molly on 29 May 2014

Downton Abbey Season 4, Episodes 3 – 6: Oh, the tepidness of it all

Poor Matthew died as Season 3 ended. We all sat in our seats as if dumbstruck, certain that Season 4 would begin with a resounding bang, including our attendance at his funeral and wake. Instead, viewers have been treated to a season of tepidness. Julian...
From: Jane Austen's World on 11 Feb 2014

Fort Augusta Jamaica

It is easy to think of Jamaica’s history simply in terms of sugar and slavery and to forget its crucial role as a British military foothold in the Caribbean. Although tens of thousands of enslaved Africans worked to produce sugar, many were also...
From: A Parcel of Ribbons on 13 Oct 2012

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