Acknowledging the extraordinary talents of the man who defined an age (1789-1821) and the remarkable men and women who peopled and shaped it, the Napoleon Series seeks to promote the continued, scholarly exploration of that age.  The Napoleon Series is dedicated to the free exchange of ideas and information with good will, intellectual integrity, and respect for divergent perspectives, journeying in international fellowship to probe and illuminate the history of an era whose reverberations still echo today.

Robert Burnham, Editor-in-Chief

With the beginning of the new year, the Napoleon Series starts its third decade of being online! We continue to expand at an amazing rate and have over 10,000 visitors a day. Our Discussion Forum is the premier forum for Napoleonic history on the internet, with over 950 registered members.
Interested in Contributing a Paper to the Napoleon Series? We have developed a writing and style guide! The following guidelines are to be used for all contributions to the Napoleon Series website. This includes articles, book reviews, commentaries and other material. They were developed so that all contributions published by the Napoleon Series will have a uniform look and to minimize the amount of time required to format the papers for the internet.  Unless given prior approval by the editor, all papers must follow these guidelines.  Those papers that do not follow these  guidelines will be sent back to the author for revision.

This guide is not intended to limit the content of any contribution; rather it is designed to aid authors in properly formatting their articles and to reduce the amount of time spent editing the articles.

A copy of the guide can be found at: Napoleon Series Format and Style Guide
The 2017 Napoleon Series Fund-Raiser: the Napoleon Series will receive a 10% commission for every copy of John Hussey's new book Waterloo: the Campaign of 1815 that is ordered through the Pen & Sword website using the code NSERIES25.  Those who order the book will also receive a 15% discount! To receive the discount, when at the check-out you will be asked for a discount count code. Enter NSERIES25  

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2017 Napoleon Series Writing Contest! This contest honors the many great papers that were published by the Napoleon Series in 2016. Click on the link to see the winning entries! 2017 Napoleon Series Writing Contest


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What's New? The Napoleon Series has over 14000 articles, maps, illustrations, reviews, photographs, and charts! We added over 500 new items last year! This past year we have focued on primary source material, with hundreds of pages of new or hard to find information. We keep our readers current by updating our "What's New" Section twice every month. To see previous years' listings, click on: What We Haved Added over the Years


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The War of 1812 Magazine is a regular feature that is published on the Napoleon Series. The aim of the magazine is to offer information, discussion, and a place to learn about an oft-neglected aspect of the Napoleonic Wars, the first and only war fought between Great Britain and the United States, from 1812 to 1814. I would like to welcome Matthew MacVittie, the new editor of the War of 1812 Magazine, to the Napoleon Series! Recent articles include:

Discussion Discussion Forum We have a very active discussion forum with a searchable archives of over 100,000 messages dating back to 2001.

Military contains hundreds of articles, images, and maps in a variety of military topics, divided into the following major sections: organization and uniforms, campaigns and battles, virtual battlefield tours, and a map archive. Recent additions include:


Research has articles and primary source material on mostly non-military subjects, such as: biographies, eyewitness accounts, government, politics, and society. Here you can find:


Reviews contains reviews of new and out-of-print books, as well as web sites, multimedia, miniatures and periodicals. Among them are:

  • John Hussey's Waterloo: the Campaign of 1815
  • Wellington's Redjackets
  • Through Spain with Wellington: The Letters of Lieutenant Peter Le Mesurier of the ‘Fighting Ninth’
  • The Royal Saxon Army: 1792 – 1814
  • To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian
  • Napoleon and Italy: a Military History of Napoleonic Italy, 1805 – 1815
  • Boots and Saddles: Horses and Riders of Wellington's Army
  • With the 1st Foot Guards in the Peninsular and at Waterloo: the Letters of Lieutenant Colonel Henry Pack, 1806 – 1816
  • Picton’s Division at Waterloo
  • The Memoirs of Baron von Müffling: a Prussian Officer in the Napoleonic Wars
  • Men of the 1st Foot Guards at Waterloo and Beyond
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    The International Napoleonic Society (INS) is a primary sponsor of the Napoleon Series. This non-profit organization, established by Ben Weider, is an educational body whose goal is to promote the study of the Napoleonic Era in accordance with proper academic standards.

    We welcome written submissions. If you have any questions, or would like to contribute a review or article, please feel free to contact the Editor-in-Chief, Robert Burnham.

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