Introduction The Radical War, also known as the Scottish Insurrection of 1820 (01 April to 08 April 1820), was a week of strikes and unrest in Scotland, a culmination of Radical demands for reform in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland which had become prominent in the early years of the French Revolution,… Read More
What was the Plot of the Rue Saint-Nicaise (1800)?
Introduction The Plot of the rue Saint-Nicaise, also known as the Machine infernale plot, was an assassination attempt on the First Consul of France, Napoleon Bonaparte, in Paris on 24 December 1800 (Refer to French Revolutionary Wars and Napoleonic Wars). It followed the conspiration des poignards of 10 October 1800, and was one of many… Read More
Who was Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson?
Introduction Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté, KB (29 September 1758 to 21 October 1805), also known simply as Admiral Nelson, was an English flag officer in the Royal Navy. His inspirational leadership, grasp of strategy, and unconventional tactics brought about a number of decisive British naval victories, particularly during the… 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 Dos de Mayo Uprising (1808)?
Introduction On the 02 and 03 May 1808 the Dos de Mayo or Second of May Uprising of 1808 took place in the outskirts of Madrid. It was a rebellion by the people of Madrid against the occupation of the city by French troops, provoking repression by the French Imperial forces that had tremendous significance.… 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 was the Froberg Mutiny (1807)?
Introduction The Froberg mutiny was a mutiny within the British armed forces staged between 04 and 12 April 1807 at Fort Ricasoli, on the island of Malta, then a British Protectorate, by the Froberg Regiment. The regiment had been formed using dubious methods, with personnel recruited from various nationalities in Albania and the Ottoman Empire.… Read More
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