The Consequences of Honour

The Consequences of Honour

Description

Napoleon Bonaparte seized power in 1799, installing himself as First Consul of Revolutionary France. One of his first acts was to seek peace with Great Britain. After setbacks and tortuous negotiations a preliminary peace was agreed in October 1801, sealed by a definitive treaty at Amiens the following year: an event welcomed by people on both sides of the Channel. But the peace was tragically brief and its rupture in 1803 ignited a conflagration that raged until Napoleon's final defeat at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. This is the story of that brief interlude of peace - how it came about, what it allowed, and how it ended. The diplomatic relationship between Britain and France is explored, and the internal politics of the two countries described. A colourful cast of characters promenades through the book, bringing to life a period that, while ostensibly peaceful, had its share of drama.


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Details

Author(s)
Mark Lucas
Format
Paperback | 470 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 26mm | 685g
Publication date
06 Oct 2013
Publisher
Lulu.com
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
black & white illustrations
ISBN10
1304116034
ISBN13
9781304116031
Bestsellers rank
2,591,942