Napoleon I, Emperor of France

Standard Name: Napoleon I,, Emperor of France
Used Form: Napoleon Bonaparte


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Characters Catherine Gore
The title-page quotes Shakespeare 's Richard II about the deposing of a king. The novel opens with precision: at five o'clock on 22 June 1791, with aristocrats fearful for their fate in the aftermath of...
Family and Intimate relationships Pauline Johnson
PJ 's father was George Henry Martin Johnson , Onwanonsyshon, a Mohawk chief. He was at one time an interpreter for the Anglican church. He had a life-long interest in Napoleon and decided to name...
Family and Intimate relationships Anne Brontë
Patrick Brontë was an Irish protestant from a large, respectable farming family of limited means. He took to books from an early age, opened a school for the gentry at the age of sixteen, became...
Family and Intimate relationships Cecily Mackworth
CM writes in her unpublished autobiography about the eleven siblings of her father, Francis Julian Mackworth .
Mackworth, Cecily. Out of the Black Mountains. 2006.
His family were Welsh coal-owners of the more liberal persuasion.
Bowker, Gordon. “Obituary: Cecily Mackworth”. The Independent.
He was killed while serving as an...
Family and Intimate relationships Elizabeth Hervey
It is hard to gauge the degree of Beckford's hostility towards his sister years after he published these novels. On 4 May 1817 he wrote with studied restraint that he did not think her insincere....
Family and Intimate relationships Grace Elliott
In her earliest years in Paris she was the mistress first of the comte d'Artois (who much later reigned as Charles X ) and then of the duc de Chartres (later duc d'Orléans , later...
Friends, Associates Grace Elliott
One of the last names she drops is that of Madame du Beauharnais , later Josephine Bonaparte, whom she represents as genuinely attached to her first husband (though neither of the pair were faithful).
Elliott, Grace. Journal of My Life during the French Revolution. Rodale Press, 1955.
Friends, Associates Lady Mary Walker
Here they met the Italian romantic poet Ugo Foscolo , who had come to France to join Napoleon 's army and had been put in charge of the detained Britons.
Saint, Andrew. “Diary: Foscolo’s Grave”. London Review of Books, pp. 34 - 5.
Intertextuality and Influence Jane Welsh Carlyle
In her youth Jane Welsh composed verse translations from texts by Goethe and Pierre Cardenal , and of Chateaubriand 's Atala. She also wrote a number of original short poems; two of those that...
Intertextuality and Influence Jane Loudon
In prose the opening tale, Julia de Clifford, presents a well-meaning but thoughtless and impulsive heroine who progresses from dressing up as a ghost to scare the servants, to plunging her lover into despair...
Leisure and Society Grace Elliott
Under the rule of Napoleon , both as consul and as emperor, says the editor of GE 's journal, she again moved in the higher circles.
Elliott, Grace. Journal of My Life during the French Revolution. Rodale Press, 1955.
Leisure and Society Amelia Opie
In Paris the Opies did some intensive looking at pictures. (Napoleon 's habit of looting the art treasures of countries he conquered had much increased the stores on view.)
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
under John Opie
Leisure and Society Elizabeth Gaskell
While she was staying with Turner she sat for a sculpted bust by David Dunbar ; friends alleged that the result looked like Napoleon .
Uglow, Jennifer S. The Pinecone. Faber and Faber, 2012.
Leisure and Society Harriette Wilson
A masquerade ball was held at Burlington House, Piccadilly, to celebrate the abdication of Napoleon and his confinement on the island of Elba: this was HW 's last grand public appearance.
Wilson, Frances. The Courtesan’s Revenge. Faber, 2003.
Leisure and Society Anne Thackeray Ritchie
Anne Thackeray witnessed as a small child the second funeral of Napoleon in Paris. Her memories of this event were published in Chapters from Some Memoirs, 1894.
This was when Napoleon's body was...


The medieval institution of the Inquisition was revived as the Spanish Inquisition at the request of the Spanish royal couple Isabel of Castile and Ferdinand of Aragon .
4 February 1794
Slavery was abolished throughout France and its colonies. From this year until 1804 (two years after Napoleon re-instituted slavery under French jurisdiction), the struggle for abolition virtually lapsed in England.
5 October 1795
A Royalist insurrection in Paris was crushed by troops commanded by Napoleon Bonaparte .
27 March 1796
Napoleon took command of one of the French armies, the Army of Italy, at Nice.
15 May 1796
Napoleon 's army entered Milan, on its revolutionary mission to liberate Italy from Austrian and other royal rulers.
26 February 1797
The Bank of England , alarmed by a run on gold prompted by fears of invasion from Napoleonic France, prohibited payments in cash: in May this prohibition was enforced by legislation establishing a period of Restriction.
1-3 August 1798
In the Battle of the Nile (also known as the Battle of Aboukir (or Abu Qir) Bay), the British fleet under Nelson attacked and in large part destroyed the fleet of revolutionary France.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
under Nelson
23 August 1799
Napoleon left his command in Egypt and headed for Paris, leaving behind him most of the huge haul of the country's artefacts which had already been packed for shipping to France.
14 October 1799
Napoleon reached Paris, where he intended to seize power.
9-10 November 1799
Napoleon Bonaparte seized power in France, overturning the Directory in a coup d'état.
25 December 1799
In France the Constitution of the Year VIII was implemented. This constitution set up a Council of State and a Consulate headed by a First Consul, Napoleon Bonaparte . It was completed on 22 Frimaire...
14 June 1800
In the War of the Second Coalition, Napoleon (recently appointed First Consul of France) defeated the Austrian Empire at the battle of Marengo in Northern Italy.
17 May 1803
Britain declared war on France again, after only just over a year's peace, in response to the expansionism of Napoleon .
July 1803
An invasion scare gripped England. Young men joined volunteer regiments ready for a landing and occupation by Napoleon 's troops—though at the same time people continued to plan their lives normally.
23 July 1803
Irish nationalist Robert Emmet mounted a rising which was designed to seize Dublin Castle and take the Viceroy hostage.