The Research section exists to
help members and the public explore and understand the many aspects of the
Napoleonic era – social, domestic and military. Members’ interests range far
and wide across the late 18th and early 19th centuries and across Europe,
the Americas, the Far and Middle East.
The research members publish their work in the association’s newsletter
The Adjutant and the articles are enjoyed by the whole membership who
gain from the extremely detailed research. History has a habit of turning up
the most remarkable facts and incidents and some of the past publications
have included eclectic articles such as eye witness accounts of Waterloo,
duelling, camp kitchens, the political atmosphere, provision and expenditure
of ammunition, provosts, Napoleon’s table linen and the correct construction
of a Cat ‘o’ Nine Tails.
By nature and inclination researchers are voracious readers and collectors
of books - and book reviews are regularly featured in The Adjutant. It is
here that the latest publications on the varied topics about the Napoleonic
period are given an expert critique. Each new book is given a fair
evaluation and the association membership receives a detailed summary that
provides much more information than is given by the publishers. This service
is invaluable as it not only encourages readership but also steers members
away from purchasing a book they may not enjoy.
In addition to our research activities, which have resulted in the
publication of many papers relating to the period, we conduct regular
lectures, study days and conferences.
This section of the website will gradually develop to become an archive of
our publications and papers created by individual researchers and study
groups. If you have a question about the Napoleonic period, our researchers
will assist in discovering the answer.
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