History of the two Empires

Whether you're a fan or a specialist, a young historian or just landed here by accident, this site offers a detailed account of the history of the two great French Empires. There are timelines, bibliographies and articles, there are "focus on" files and commentaries on Napoleonic imagery, and there are pages bringing you the basic info as well as a wealth of more detailed documentation. It's a Napoleonic one-stop shop!

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Have a look at our selection of historical and cultural events across the world, for all ages and all Napoleonic tastes!

Napoleon on St Helena, His fight for his…
On 18 June, 1815, the Battle of Waterloo sounded the death knell for the Empire. Napoleon, defeated, set out on…

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