A Few Halfpence…

“A man does not have himself killed for a few halfpence a day or for a petty distinction. You must speak to the soul in order to electrify the man.”

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 to 1821)

Also known as Napoleon I, the Corsican or the Little Corporal, he was a French general, first consul of France (1799-1804), and emperor of the French (1804-1814/15), one of the most celebrated personages in the history of the West.

He revolutionised military organisation and training; sponsored the Napoleonic Code, the prototype of later civil-law codes; reorganised education; and established the long-lived Concordat with the papacy.

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