The Napoleonic Guide

The Napoleonic Guide is the best independent reference source for everything you need to know about the life and times of Napoleon Bonaparte. It has more than 4000 pages of information covering all aspects of the greatest era in world history.

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Napoleon at Arcola



Memorable Quotes
Better not to have been born than to live without glory.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
Napoleon Bonaparte's quotes

We always have been, we are, and I hope that we always shall be detested in France.
- Duke of Wellington
More of Wellington's quotes

Hundreds of questions to test the knowledge of Napoleonic history buffs.
Napoleonic quizzes

Napoleon Bonaparte biography



The Vein Openers

The Vein Openers is available now in printed form and for electronic readers. Written by our own editor Richard Moore this adventure follows a young British officer in the early days of the Peninsular War. It is a cracking tale filled with action and quite a bit of gore. But there is also a little romance and a lot of humour.

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The Light Division in the Peninsular War 1811-1814

Napoleon's Imperial Guard: Organization, Uniforms and Weapons

Napoleon's Waterloo Army: Uniforms and Equipment

On the Road With Wellington by August Schaumann

The Iron Marshal by John Gallagher

The Trafalgar Chronicles (Series 5) by The 1805 Club

Artillery of the Napoleonic Wars by Kevin Kiley

Napoleon's Peninsular War by Paul Dawson

Wellington's Infantry by Gabriele Esposito

Waterloo Letters edited by Major-General HT Siborne

Napoleon's Paris by David Buttery

Wellington's Foot Guards at Waterloo by Robert Burnham and Ron McGuigan

The Napoleonic Wars as Illustrated by JJ Jenkins

Waterloo re-enactment pictures.

WATERLOO BATTLEFIELD GUIDE: Review of David Buttery's must-have guide to the most famous field of battle in history.

NEW SITE: Our favourite marine artist - Paul Deacon - has just launched his own website. Click to check out his great paintings.
And check out his Facebook page.

INCOMPARABLE: Review of Terry Crowdy's excellent book on the French 9th Light Infantry Regiment.

IMPRESSIVE: Marshal Ney's embarkation training at Etaples in 1805.

Borodino: 200th anniversary
re-enactment. With photos.

Napoleonic Glossary
Goya's Disasters of War
Battlefield Tours
The Battle: A New History of Waterloo
Miniatures Wargaming
1805 Russian Hussar Facings
1809 Russian Hussar Facings
Help save Hougoumont
General de Brigade Rules

There is no better way to learn about Napoleon Bonaparte's life and career than by reading The Napoleonic Guide's biography.
Napoleon's biography
Napoleon's campaigns
Was Napoleon Murdered?
Napoleon Bonaparte's lovers
Napoleon's marshals
Napoleon Bonaparte's family
New Audio Biography


Napoleonic Anniversaries
Check out this month's key events through our timelines and chronologies.

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

Full Napoleonic Timelines

Waterloo Orders or Battle
The orders of battle for the British, French and Prussian armies at Waterloo.
Waterloo battle orders

Naval Art of Geoff Hunt
More images from the days of fighting sail from artists Paul Deacon and Geoff Hunt.
Naval art of Paul Deacon
Naval art of Geoff Hunt

The Nore Mutiny
We take another look at the Nore Mutiny and include a big biography on Richard Parker the guy who led it.
The Nore Mutiny

Code Napoleon
Napoleon Bonaparte's Civil Code is the foundation of Europe's modern legal system.
Read about the Civil Code, or the Code Napoleon

Book of the Month
Terry Crowdy's in-depth look at the history and men of Napoleon Bonaparte's 9th Light Infantry regiment is a magnificent achievement. His storytelling skills bring to life a fascinating tale of men under arms.

Reviews of Napoleonic reference books

More Reviews:

Waterloo Battlefield Guide
Wellington Against Junot
1809 Thunder on the Danube
The Battle of Borodino: Napoleon Against Kutusov
Books: A Desperate Business
Rowlandson cartoons
Campaign in Egypt
Duke of Wellington
Books: Assaye 1803
Books: Napoleon's Mamelukes
Audio: Cuthbert Collingwood
Dismasted & Defiant
Royal Horse Artillery
The Waterloo Archive: German Sources


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