Empire of Liberty: The One True Sultan

Excerpt from Harris Chandler’s “A History of Napoleonic France, Vol. I”, Random House Publishing, 2018. Napoleon briefly entered Constantinople around 4:30 p.m. but would not reach the palace until the next morning for fears of an assassination amidst the chaos. Around 6 p.m. the coalition secured the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sofia and other landmarks of … More Empire of Liberty: The One True Sultan

Empire of Liberty: The Brothers Zubov

Excerpt from Harris Chandler’s “A History of Napoleonic France, Vol. I”, Random House Publishing, 2018. Napoleon established his siege lines throughout the day of July 28. Bernadotte would command the north end of the siege line, Moreau would command the middle and Jean-de-Dieu Soult was given command of the southern edge. Napoleon also dispatched Saint-Hilaire … More Empire of Liberty: The Brothers Zubov

Empire of Liberty: All Roads Lead To (Eastern) Rome

Excerpt from Dr. Mark Gonzalez’ “The Great Transition of Europe”, University of Chicago Press, 1921 On the orders of Napoleon, detachments under the command of General Jean-Baptiste Jules Bernadotte pushed into Macedonia by following the Strymónas River valley, putting pressure on Thessalonica and forcing Muhammed Ali to split his forces. The panicked Turkish governor of … More Empire of Liberty: All Roads Lead To (Eastern) Rome