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Back Issue, No. 11  :  February 1998

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200th Anniversary:

The Last Invasion of Britain
Revolutionary France hoped to liberate Ireland in 1797, but the invasion force was thwarted by storms in a similar way that the Mongols were repulsed from Japan 500 years earlier by what became known as kamikaze or "divine winds." The only French able to land went ashore in Wales, not Ireland, led by an American from South Carolina. Many of the invading soldiers had been recently "liberated" themselves -- from Parisian jails. What followed was not much of a battle, but it sent panic through England.
By David Chandler

Units and Uniforms:

The Mörnerska Hussars
The Mörnerska Hussars were considered to be the senior light cavalry regiment of the Swedish army. The Crown Prince of Sweden, former French Marshal Bernadotte, had been saving his small army for action against the Danes. Now the hussars led the pursuit northwards after the defeat of Napoleon at Leipzig. In this, the third and final part of our study of the Swedes during the 1813 campaign in Germany, the only other Swedish unit to see combat got their baptism of fire at the village of Bornhöft against the Danes.
By Matt DeLaMater with uniform illustrations by John Sanheim 

Featured Scholar

Napoleon and Wellington
Dr. Donald D. Horward has sponsored 27 Ph.D.s and 36 M.A.s into the field of Napoleon and the French Revolution. He has introduced more than 13,500 students to the Emperor, including conducting seminars analyzing Napoleon and his politics before almost 400 graduate students. Dr. Horward's dedication to this period of history includes an equal admiration for Wellington, Napoleon's nemesis. Dr. June Burton conducted Napoleon magazine's fifth interview with a man who has earned the respect of academics and professional military scholars alike.

Personalities:

Caroline of Brunswick
The recent, tragic death of Diana, Princess of Wales was mourned by millions. Another Princess of Wales, Caroline, also suffered through a difficult marriage and met an untimely death 176 years ago. The original "People's Princess" was equally popular with her subjects, and many suspected that she had been murdered by her adulterous husband, George IV. Some historians note that her death, not events in France, brought England to the brink of revolution.
By June Burton

Departments:

  • EHQ: Your Mail Order Source for Books, Miniatures, and Games
  • Napoleonic Library: Reviews of Selected Titles
  • Product Survey: Items of Interest for Napoleonic Buffs
  • Napoleonic Calendar: Upcoming Events
  • Living History: Re-enacting the Napoleonic Era
  • Game Review: TalonSoft's Prelude to Waterloo
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