Marching Back In Time To The Napoleonic Era

Jacques_Louis_David_-_Bonaparte_franchissant_le_Grand_Saint-Bernard,_20_mai_1800_-_Google_Art_ProjectLast Friday I told you who my favorite historical U.S. President is. Today I’m going to tell you another “secret” about myself. If you haven’t already guessed, the American Civil War is my favorite era to study. I enjoy other eras of course, but the Civil War is my ultimate favorite and has been for ten years. (That wasn’t the secret, it’s in the next paragraph – and there’s another one at the very, very end of the post. 🙂 )

My second favorite historical time-period is: The Napoleonic Era.

Why?

It’s hard to define actually, but I’ll try. The era is a turning point in ideologies; coming out of the French Revolution, there are so many ideas about government, leadership, and societal control which laid the foundation for some good and some dangerous movements later on. It’s an era when they still glossed war as a romantic ideal – okay, it wasn’t, but look at the picture of Napoleon at the top of this post and see what I mean. Now some odd random reasons: I like Nelson era sailing ships, Jane Austen was a good writer, and it’s fascinating that the era is named after the guy who lost.

Sound intriguing? Good.

This month’s historical theme on Gazette665 is “Introduction To The Napoleonic Era.”

Join us each Friday for the theme post of the week. And…on Facebook find daily posts with random fun-facts, short video clips, photos, etc. etc. etc. all related to the Napoleonic Era.

Looking forward to a great month in my second favorite era! Like this here on WordPress or on Facebook if you’re looking forward to the topic of the month.

Your Historian,

Miss Sarah

P.S. Between March 15 and 21 Gazette665 blog and Facebook will be GREEN for St. Patrick’s Day. It should be a fun week with Irish history, recommended books, a special day to remember the role of the American Irish in the Civil War, and our very first guest blogger!

And I’ll tell you one other secret – next month will be an American Civil War theme.

About Sarah Kay Bierle

I’m Sarah Kay Bierle, historian, living history enthusiast, and historical fiction writer. When sharing history, I try to keep the facts interesting and understandable. History is about real people, real actions, real effects and it should inspire us today.
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