NAPOLEON AND HIS COURT AT DRESDEN . PAGE Departure from Saint Cloud
-Arrival at Dresden - The Emperor and Empress of Austria - Napoleon's ancestral
nobilityThe King of Prussia and his son - Fêtes and theatrical entertainments ...
Several roads led towards the plateau of Craonne, which overlooked Napoleon's
line of march between Berry-au-Bac and Corbény: the corps of W inzingerode,
Sacken, K leist, and York, with Langeron's cavalry, were directed on Craonne; ...
und das 4 Franzosische Voll , im Jahr 1814 . Von einem Teutschen . Ich habe
meine eigne Politik ! Man muß weniger etapfindlich im Punkte der Ehre seyn ! Napoleon . Germanien und das Französische Volt , im Jahr 1814 Von einem 1814 ...
Napoleon's mother arrives at Elba, Sir Neil Campbell, “Journal,” published in Napoleon at Fontainebleau and Elba; Being a Journal of Occurrences in 1814–
1815 (1869), 278–279, and Napoleon cheating at cards, Christophe, Napoleon
Author: David King
“Reads like a novel. A fast-paced page-turner, it has everything: sex, wit, humor, and adventures. But it is an impressively researched and important story.” —David Fromkin, author of Europe’s Last Summer Vienna, 1814 is an evocative and brilliantly researched account of the most audacious and extravagant peace conference in modern European history. With the feared Napoleon Bonaparte presumably defeated and exiled to the small island of Elba, heads of some 216 states gathered in Vienna to begin piecing together the ruins of his toppled empire. Major questions loomed: What would be done with France? How were the newly liberated territories to be divided? What type of restitution would be offered to families of the deceased? But this unprecedented gathering of kings, dignitaries, and diplomatic leaders unfurled a seemingly endless stream of personal vendettas, long-simmering feuds, and romantic entanglements that threatened to undermine the crucial work at hand, even as their hard-fought policy decisions shaped the destiny of Europe and led to the longest sustained peace the continent would ever see. Beyond the diplomatic wrangling, however, the Congress of Vienna served as a backdrop for the most spectacular Vanity Fair of its time. Highlighted by such celebrated figures as the elegant but incredibly vain Prince Metternich of Austria, the unflappable and devious Prince Talleyrand of France, and the volatile Tsar Alexander of Russia, as well as appearances by Ludwig van Beethoven and Emilia Bigottini, the sheer star power of the Vienna congress outshone nearly everything else in the public eye. An early incarnation of the cult of celebrity, the congress devolved into a series of debauched parties that continually delayed the progress of peace, until word arrived that Napoleon had escaped, abruptly halting the revelry and shrouding the continent in panic once again. Vienna, 1814 beautifully illuminates the intricate social and political intrigue of this history-defining congress–a glorified party that seemingly valued frivolity over substance but nonetheless managed to drastically reconfigure Europe’s balance of power and usher in the modern age.
... (March 1814) 222 on Joseph Bonaparte (March 1814) 241 loss of Paris (31
March 1814) 224–5 desposed by Senate (2 April 1814) 228–9 assassination plot
(April 1814) 230 plan to march on Paris (2 April 1814) 232 abdication (April 1814
Author: Munro Price
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Napoleon: The End of Glory tells the story of the dramatic two years that led to Napoleon's abdication in April 1814. Though crucial to European history, they remain strangely neglected, lying between the two much better-known landmarks of the retreat from Moscow and the battle of Waterloo. Yet this short period saw both Napoleon's loss of his European empire, and of his control over France itself. In 1813 the massive battle of Leipzig - the bloodiest in modern history before the first day of the Somme - forced his armies back to the Rhine. The next year, after a brilliant campaign against overwhelming odds, Napoleon was forced to abdicate and exiled to Elba. He regained his throne the following year, for just a hundred days, in a doomed adventure whose defeat at Waterloo was predictable. The most fascinating - and least-known - aspect of these years is that at several key points Napoleon's enemies offered him peace terms that would have allowed him to keep his throne, if not his empire, a policy inspired by the brilliant and devious Austrian foreign minister Metternich. Napoleon: The End of Glory sheds fascinating new light on Napoleon, Metternich, and many other key figures and events in this dramatic period of European history, drawing on previously unused archives in France, Austria, and the Czech Republic. Through these it seeks to answer the most important question of all - why, instead of accepting a compromise, Napoleon chose to gamble on total victory at the risk of utter defeat?
... uary 23 , 1814 , and confided the Empress and only gave limited powers to his
envoy , Maria Louisa and his little son ... Napoleon the indecisive battle of ment
among themselves could they secure Brienne , on the 27th of January , 1814 ...
Author: Louis Antoine Fauvelet de BourriennePublish On: 1885
1814 . March 21 . – Napoleon commences his march to throw himself on the
communications of the allies ; 25th March , allies commence their march on Paris
; Battle of La Fère Champenoise , Marmont and Mortier beaten ; 28th March ...
Author: Louis Antoine Fauvelet de BourriennePublish On: 1890
CARONOLOGY OF BONAPARTE ' S LIFE . li AGE . DATE . EVENT . 44 . 1814 . -
Allies advance into France ; 29th January , battle of Brienne ; 1st February , battle
of La Rothière . 44 . 1814 . Feb . 5 to March 18 . - Conferences of Chatillon ( sur ...
Napoleon's costly campaign in Germany in 1813 had left him with less than
80,000 men to cover the Rhine. His desperate plans for defending France in 1814 involved raising 936,000 new troops. In fact, only about 120,000 recruits
arrived in ...
Author: Ralph Ashby
This revisionist history offers a fresh analysis of Napoleon and the French army as they defended their empire against the massive Coalition invasion of 1814. * 20 drawings, engravings, and paintings, primarily from the 19th century * Maps depicting the invasion of France, Napoleon's 1814 campaign, and the Battle for Paris * Charts and tables examining some of the French regiments, including information regarding age, physical size, and civilian occupations of recruits * A bibliography of general works, monographs, and archival sources
453 NAPOLEON : -A VERY INTERESTING COLLECTION OF UPWARDS OF 225
FRENCH Books , Pamphlets , etc. , concerning NAPOLEON , his Policy and
CAMPAIGNS , especially from 1810 to 1814 , the FRENCH CONSTITUTION in ...
1 , 1814 Battle of Breda , Holland - Allies defeat French . . . Jan . 12 , 1814 Treaty
of Kiel - - Swe . Pomerania ceded to Denmark in excg . for Norw . Jan . 14 , 1814
Pius VII restored to the Papal States by Napoleon . Jan . 23 , 1814 Battle of St ...
Excepting the Cossacks, the Allied armies were actually remarkably well
disciplined in France in 1814. At the museum dedicated to Napoleon's 1814
campaign at Saint-Dizier one can see the requisition chits signed by Allied
officers for cash ...
Author: Andrew Roberts
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The definitive biography of the great soldier-statesman by the New York Times bestselling author of The Storm of War—winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography and the Grand Prix of the Fondation Napoleon Austerlitz, Borodino, Waterloo: his battles are among the greatest in history, but Napoleon Bonaparte was far more than a military genius and astute leader of men. Like George Washington and his own hero Julius Caesar, he was one of the greatest soldier-statesmen of all times. Andrew Roberts’s Napoleon is the first one-volume biography to take advantage of the recent publication of Napoleon’s thirty-three thousand letters, which radically transform our understanding of his character and motivation. At last we see him as he was: protean multitasker, decisive, surprisingly willing to forgive his enemies and his errant wife Josephine. Like Churchill, he understood the strategic importance of telling his own story, and his memoirs, dictated from exile on St. Helena, became the single bestselling book of the nineteenth century. An award-winning historian, Roberts traveled to fifty-three of Napoleon’s sixty battle sites, discovered crucial new documents in archives, and even made the long trip by boat to St. Helena. He is as acute in his understanding of politics as he is of military history. Here at last is a biography worthy of its subject: magisterial, insightful, beautifully written, by one of our foremost historians.
_ BEA UCHAMP , Hist . de la Campagne de 1814 , t . i . p . 241. ] • It has been
said that Napoleon had been persuaded to save his life . But the result was
similar to the execution of Clarence . [ See Baron Fain , manuscript de 1814 , p .
156.7 ty ...
... recent books:Europeunder Napoleon, 1799-1815 (London, 1996); Europe after Napoleon, 1814- 1851 (Manchester, ... He has also written several articles
andchapters on NapoleonicItaly, andmost recentlyon the post-1814period: '
Author: Philip G. Dwyer
Two hundred years ago, Napoleon was at the apogee of his power in Europe. This broad ranging reassessment explores the key themes presented by his extraordinary career: from his rise to power and the foundation of the imperial state, to the final defeat of his grand vision following the doomed invasion of Russia. It was a period of almost uninterrupted war in Europe, the consquences of victory or failure repeatedly transforming the political map. But Napoleon’s impact reached much deeper than this, achieving the ultimate destruction of the ancien regime and feudalism in Europe, and leaving a political and juridical legacy that persists today.
Author: Alexander MikaberidzePublish On: 2013-07-10
In the wake of the devastating campaign in Germany, Napoleon sought to
assemble another army to stop the Allied invasion of ... Thus, in the opening
phase of the campaign of 1814, Napoleon scored a series of victories that
regained him the ...
Author: Alexander Mikaberidze
Publisher: Frontline Books
Russia played a decisive role in the Napoleonic wars and the success in the struggle against France allowed Russian leaders to profoundly influence the course of European history. Over the last 200 years, the Napoleonic era has been discussed and analysed in numerous studies, but many fail to fully portray the Russian side of events due to the relative scarcity of Russian sources in English. Only a handful of Russian memoirs have been translated, while dozens remain unknown outside Russia. This book seeks to fill this gap by providing, in English, previously unavailable memoirs of Russian participants.??Defeat at Leipzig in 1813 had driven Napoleon back across the borders of France, and in January 1814 the Russians, Austrians, Prussians and their other German allies stood poised to cross the Rhine. But the French Emperor was far from beaten, and the ensuing campaign saw desperate fighting, with the outcome very much in the balance. This book is the first to bring together dozens of letter, diaries and memoirs of Russian participants of the 1814 Campaign. Reading these documents we see both what Russian officers and soldiers experienced during the final months of the three-year-long campaign as well as their joy at defeating Russias most dangerous enemy. We follow them not only through the heat of battle but also on delightful tours of Paris which they describe as the pleasure and entertainment capital of the world.
Künzi, Frédéric, Bicentenaire du Passagedes Alpes par Bonaparte, 1800–2000 (
Martigny: Fondation Pierre Gianadda, ... Norman, The Escape from Elba: The Fall
and Flight of Napoleon, 1814– 1815 (Oxford: Oxford UniversityPress, 1982).
Author: D. Jordan
This new study of Napoleon emphasizes his ties to the French Revolution, his embodiment of its militancy, and his rescue of its legacies. Jordan's work illuminates all aspects of his fabulous career, his views of the Revolution and history, the artists who created and embellished his image, and much of his talk about himself and his achievements.
Rowlls, C, 1811 to 1813 1813–14; deserted September 1813 (Cornet 1811,
Lieutenant 1812) Rowells, W.H., 1814 to 1816 Waterloo (Cornet 1814,
Lieutenant 1816 Russell, Robert, 1806 to 1815 Coruña, 1813–14 (Cornet 1806,
Author: Eric Hunt
Publisher: Pen and Sword
By means of the personal diaries and letters of three officers in the 18th Hussars, the reader traces the progress of this famous cavalry Regiment through the gruelling years of campaigning in Portugal, Spain and South West France. The scene then shifts to Northern France and Belgium culminating in the decisive victory at Waterloo. The ferocity of the campaigning in the Peninsula is vividly described by these diarists. Their escapades between and during campaigning make fascinating reading and throw interesting light on military and social conditions at the time.
It was not a rout because Metternich's hopes had not been his expectations , and
his diplomacy in the spring of 1814 had brilliantly succeeded in offsetting the
worst consequences of Napoleon's last - ditch resistance . On the other hand ...
In the course of the action Napoleon returned to his old profession of an
artilleryman , and pointed several guns himself ... 1 Baron Fain , Manuscript de , 1814 . 1814 . ) RETREAT OF THE AUSTRIANS . 349 naparte 348 LIFE OF NAPOLEON .