The famous Napoleon was a military leader and French statesman, who was in charge of many successful campaigns during the French Revolutionary wars and the French Revolution in the late 18th century. He is remembered as one of the greatest military commanders in history and his legacy has led him to be one of the most celebrated yet controversial leaders in history. Learning about Napoleon is even more fascinating when you can read genuine newspapers from the height of his leadership.

Jacques Louis David Napoleonic Newspapers

Napoleon Bonaparte by Jacques-Louis Davis
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Original Napoleon Newspapers

The Original Newspapers printed on the day, covering the turbulent years around Napoleons height of power in 1810 when the whole of Europe trembled under France’s domination, to his death in 1821.

These newspapers are original (not copies), and cover all the major news events and battles as reported in The Times.

Review the newspaper reports of Napoleon’s Russian campaign including the Battle of Smolensk, Borodino where French forces entered Moscow and Berzina covering Napoleon’s ignoble retreat. Coverage of the Peninsula War is also available, including the Battle of Salamanca, Wellington’s entry into Madrid in 1812, Vitoria and the Battle of the Pyrenees.

Read about the final years of Napoleon’s power, the fall of Paris in 1814, the Battle of Toulouse, Napoleon’s abdication and subsequent escape from Elba, re-entry into Paris and of course the Battle of Waterloo.

The major events of 1815 to 1821 are also covered including reports on the Congress of Vienna, Napoleon’s departure to St Helena, the funeral of George III, Coronation of George IV and death of Napoleon in 1821 and much more.

The offer price shown is based on selling the collection as a whole, but individual bids for parts of the collection will be considered.

The Napoleonic Era Collection 1810 – 1821 – Available Original Newspaper List

The offer price shown is based on selling the collection as a whole, but individual offers for parts of the collection will be considered.

This collection is owned by Historic Newspapers an established archive business of over 25 years. Historic own the largest private archive of British Newspapers and today have over 7m in stock dating back to 1685.

Please call John McMillan on 01988 402 132 for Newspaper Research Services if interested in these or any other key dates, from Nelson’s victory at the Nile and Trafalgar, Napoleon’s defeat at Waterloo, Queen Victoria’s coronation and funeral to more recent events such as Kennedy’s assassination, the lunar landings, and 9-11.

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