The Bombardment of Algiers, 1816

On March 25th, 1807, the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act was passed by the British House of Commons. Though it did not abolish the institution of slavery initially, it was...

The Hundred Days: The Battle of Ligny

Battle of Quatre Bras, Napoleon battled the Prussians at Ligny. This story starts on February 26th, when Napoleon slipped away from his exile on Elba on...

The French Foreign Legion

The notion of employing foreigners to serve in ones armed forces is an age old concept. These troops had no attachments in their adopted land, so the theory was that...

War Torn Geography: Maps of WW1 Europe

Previously, I've done a piece on propaganda posters from the First World War, but there is a plethora of maps from that era, so here's four.

The Forgotten Battle of Vimy Ridge.

I know this blog's title is Napoleonic and Naval History, and this piece will consist of nothing of the sort, but I felt that this post is warranted when I...