In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The Accademia gallery, like the Brera in Milan, is a creation of the Napoleonic occupation, with origins closely linked with an academy.
- Not until another period of prolonged warfare during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic era did the rhetoric of Britishness soften if not obliterate these.
- Over the centuries, earthquakes and fires did their bit, while Napoleonic troops managed accidentally to blow up eight towers.
- Ceremonies at Chatby, led by a Royal Navy chaplain and defence staff from Britain's embassy in Egypt, did not solely concentrate on the Napoleonic era.
- On 7 September the armies met at Borodino, the bloody battle that destroyed the myth of Napoleonic invincibility.
- In May the following year, as Napoleonic troops bombarded Vienna, Haydn died at his small home and was buried in Gumpendorf cemetery.
- The second new gallery is divided in two, with half concentrating on wartime Chippenham, with exhibits from the Civil, Napoleonic and two World Wars.
- This territory was retained, in greater part, up until 1797, when the Napoleonic Guards snatched away much land.
- Wellington also displayed Napoleonic memorabilia with the trophies awarded to him.
- By 1814 France once again faced invasion and resistance to Napoleonic rule grew stronger, if insufficient to seal his downfall by itself.
- Puzzled drinkers may have thought their night was taking a turn for the worse when four Napoleonic soldiers rolled up on a horse-drawn carriage in York city centre.
- The Nitots were jewellers to the Napoleonic court.
- Some scholars in the Muslim world erroneously attributed certain Napoleonic works to Aristotle, resulting in confusion about his ideas.
- Not surprisingly, many clerks stayed in their posts throughout the revolutionary and Napoleonic periods, providing the backbone of the state.
- Not until Napoleonic times did the State take the situation in hand and reintroduce a rigorous system of licensing to restore professional standards.
- By 1806 Britain found herself in an unlikely alliance with the papal states resisting Napoleonic bullying and fire-power.
- Rio was immediately flooded with British manufactured goods that had been excluded from European markets by the Napoleonic blockade.
- Income tax was first introduced in Napoleonic times.
- A Council of State on the Napoleonic model was introduced to draft decrees and control ministers, who replaced the collegiate system.
- It is the birthplace of Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, who started off as a simple soldier, rose to be a Napoleonic commander and then king of Sweden.
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