What is the Bastille?

Introduction The Bastille was a fortress in Paris, known formally as the Bastille Saint-Antoine. It played an important role in the internal conflicts of France and for most of its history was used as a state prison by the kings of France. It was stormed by a crowd on 14 July 1789, in the French… Read More

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What was the Anglo-French War (1778-1783)?

Introduction The Anglo-French War, also known as the War of 1778 or the Bourbon War in Britain, was a military conflict fought between France and Great Britain, sometimes with their respective allies, between 1778 and 1783. As a consequence, Great Britain was forced to divert resources used to fight the war in North America to… Read More

What were the Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815)?

Introduction The Napoleonic Wars (18 May 1803 to 20 November 1815, and preceded by the French Revolution (1792-1802)) were a series of major conflicts pitting the French Empire and its allies, led by Napoleon I, against a fluctuating array of European powers formed into various coalitions. It produced a brief period of French domination over… Read More

What was the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War (1798-1799)?

Introduction The Fourth Anglo-Mysore War was a conflict in South India between the Kingdom of Mysore against the British East India Company and the Hyderabad Deccan between 1798 and 04 May 1799. This was the final conflict of the four Anglo-Mysore Wars (1767-1799). The British captured the capital of Mysore. The ruler Tipu Sultan was… Read More

What was the Veronese Easter (1797)?

Introduction The Veronese Easter (Italian: Pasque Veronesi, or singular Pasqua Veronese; French: Pâques véronaises) was a rebellion during the Italian campaign of 1797, in which inhabitants of Verona and the surrounding areas revolted against the French occupying forces under Antoine Balland, while Napoleon Bonaparte (the French supreme commander in the Italian campaign) was fighting in… Read More

What were the French Revolutionary Wars (1792-1802)?

Introduction The French Revolutionary Wars (French: Guerres de la Révolution française) were a series of sweeping military conflicts lasting from 20 April 1792 until 27 March 1802 and resulting from the French Revolution (and would lead to the Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815)). They pitted France against Great Britain, the Holy Roman Empire, Prussia, Russia, and several… Read More