Rise of Napoleon

Rise of Napoleon

Jackdaw No. 71
by Robert Lacey
Unb, ©1965, ISBN: 9781566961196
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Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) was born in Corsica & at an early age sent to a military school in France. At sixteen, he was commissioned as an artillery officer. In the years that followed, Napoleon's actions were to make him one of history's greatest heroes - & villains. He gave his name to one of the world's most crucial eras of development, & to a dream of government that inspires some statesmen today. An heir of the French Revolution, he took over its energies both to consolidate & contradict its aims. His blazing personality changed his world & still affects ours. At the age of thirty-five, this obscure Corsican, in the presence of the Pope, crowned himself Emperor of France.

Seven Broadsheet Essays

  • The early years
  • Life Under the Directory  
  • Napoleon Seizes Power  
  • From Consul to Emperor  
  • The man & his letters
  •  Napoleon the Military Genius
  • Napoleon the Tyrant Timeline: 1769-1804
  • Eleven Historical Documents  
  • Earliest surviving portrait of Napoleon, sketch, 1785.
  • Note - Napoleon to Gen. Carteaux, Siege of Toulon, 1793.
  • Page - Treaty of Campo Formio, Napoleon negotiated, 1797.  
  • "The Siege of Acre," 1799 - rare battle sketch by Napoleon.
  • The Times, June 1, 1799, reporting setbacks for French forces in Europe.
  • Reports prompted Napoleon's return from Egypt. Coup d'etat of Brumaire, Nov. 1799.
  • Stern letter from Napoleon to the French royal family.
  • Napoleon becomes Consul for Life, 1802 - voting list from the Prefecture of the Seine.  
  • "Napoleon becomes Emperor" - sketch by Louis David for painting of coronation of Dec. 2, 1804.  
  • Leaf of a fan depicting schemes for crossing the Channel to invade & defeat Britain.  
  • The Legion of Honour - decree bestowing orders on leading artists of Napoleon's Empire.
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