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...

The Nelson Touch

Horatio Nelson was one of the greatest naval commanders ever. He was a strategic genius, and his tactics in battle came to be known as "The Nelson Touch". In contemporary...

Fighters for Freedom: The Irish of Napoleon's Army

Previously, I've mused about the role of the Irish in the British Army (which was over 1/3 Irish at the time). But that brings up another interesting point, what about...

Gunboat Diplomacy: the Subjugation of China

    During the Nineteenth century, China was a backwater. The Qing dynasty was nearing the end of its long decline. To European Imperialists, particularly the British and French, China...

A Confederate Victory: How the South Could Have Won the Civil War: Conclusion

    When eleven states seceded from the Union to form the Confederacy, they chose Jefferson Davis of Mississippi as their President....