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The Napoleonic Wars 1803-1815

The Napoleonic Wars was a long standing conflict between Napoleon Bonaparte's new French state and different traditional, monarchical countries of Europe over the period of 1803 to 1815.


Welcome to the Library Guide for the Napoleonic Wars 1803-1815

In this guide you will find:

  • Direct links to a range of resources regarding the Napoleonic Wars including journal articles, books, and primary sources,
  • Information specific to different themes, topics and events that are necessary for understanding both the context of the period as well as the conflict itself,
  • and useful tips to aid you in further research of the topic.

Use the tabs on the left hand side to easily navigate your way around the guide. The tabs are sorted by important topical overviews beginning with a contextual background for the causes of the wars. Next you will find information on Napoleon Bonaparte himself, followed by resources regards land battles, naval battles, and ending with resources regarding the Duke of Wellington and the aftermath of the wars.

These tabs are broken down further by journal articles and books.