Category Archives: Napoleonic Wars

The Opportunistic Emperor (Snippets 56)

In 1835 an Autobiography of an Irish Traveller was published anonymously, although the author reveals his identity during the course of the book as Walter Brabazon, from Cork. He met many interesting people during his travels, but one of his … Continue reading

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Arndt’s Spirit of the Times (Snippets 8)

Ernst Moritz Arndt (1768-1860) was a German author and poet.  At the height of the Napoleonic Wars, he wrote Spirit of the Times, a look at the history of various European nations with opinions of their different characteristics and how … Continue reading

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Journals 1.4 – England in 1815 by Joseph Ballard (Part 4)

The following is the concluding part of my essay on Ballard’s journal.  See the earlier entries from 14th May 2015 for the first part, 18th May 2015 for the second part, and 22nd May 2015 for the third part. Leaving … Continue reading

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Journals 1.1 – England in 1815 by Joseph Ballard

Joseph Ballard’s journal is one of the very best. It was written in the final year of the Napoleonic Wars, but was not published until Ballard’s descendents decided to bring his work to print: 98 years after Ballard wrote his … Continue reading

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