Tag: Napoleonic

Author Video: Bernard Wilkin – Was Napoleon short?

It is often said that Napoleon was a short man. This might even have explained his desire for conquest. In this video, Dr. Bernard Wilkin, historian at the State Archives of Belgium, answers the question and explains where the debate about the emperor’s size comes from.

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Author Video: Bernard Wilkin – How did one become a Marshal of Napoleon?

We hope you enjoyed Dr. Bernard Wilkin’s recent video.

In this new video, Dr. Bernard Wilkin, historian at the State Archives of Belgium, looks briefly at the common traits of various Napoleonic Marshal and tries to detect a pattern. If you’d like to pose a question, let us know!

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Author Video: Bernard Wilkin – How did one become a French soldier in the Napoleonic army?

Today on the blog we have a new video from Pen and Sword author Bernard Wilkin. Bernard works as a historian at the State Archives of Belgium and specialises in the history of the French army and the French people at war. In this video, Bernard explain how young men were conscripted in Napoleon’s army between 1798 and 1814. Enjoy!

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