Butte du Lion (The Lions Mound)

Belle Alliance II Originally uploaded by hotnacho. Monument Memorial where Napoleon was defeated in the Battle of Waterloo. Legend has it that the Lion was cast from the bronze of the weapons the French left behind on the battlefield. The tungsten lights that form the...

The Grey Riding Coat

Little man in a bi-ig coat . . . Originally uploaded by batgirlsuz. Imagine how the simple grey redingcote and unadorned black bicorne, with the relatively modest dark green coat of the undress of a mere Colonel of the Chasseurs a Cheval of the Guard, made the Emperor...
#10 – The Battle of Marengo

#10 – The Battle of Marengo

In this episode we explore First Consul Bonaparte’s failed attempts to make peace with the Kings of England and Austria after he took power in 1799 and the subsequent French campaign into Italy to regain the territory lost to the Austrians since Napoleon’s...
#9 – Domestic Affairs

#9 – Domestic Affairs

In 1799, when Napoleon became First Consul of France, he started a series of important domestic reforms which were revolutionary in Europe, many of which survive to this day. In this episode, we depart from Napoleon’s military triumphs and demonstrate a...