A glorious tribute to the vanity of man
Ramblings of a history student
A blog dedicated to history, where you will find a good mix of everything I find interesting.
My obsessions include: Europe 1740-1815, the Habsburg Monarchy, the Napoleonic wars, The Age of Enlightenment and the age of sail.
Aug

lethargicracy:

fapoleon-bonerparte:

"At the military academy of Brienne, France where he was sent at age 10, Napoleon had a difficult time fitting in with his aristocratic classmates, who teased him and appropriately nicknamed him "the little corporal.”

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While it’s true that he did not get along with his schoolmates he was nicknamed ‘le petit caporal’ because during some battle he took on some duties for an artillery team which usually belong to a corporal, which he was not. So little isn’t even referring to his famously misinterpreted height but the fact that he ranked beneath the responsibilities which he took on.

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bantarleton:

On this day in 1759 the battle of Minden, Britain’s most important contribution to the European land aspect of the Seven Years War, takes place.

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…changed my icon to my favourite Coxheath amazon ^^

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ladyhistory:

The Fun-Filled Captioned Adventures of George Washington

PART I | PART II | PART III | PART IV | PART V | PART VI | PART VII | PART VIII | PART IX | PART X | PART XI | PART XII | PART XIII | PART XIV

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minutemanworld:

I do love seeing reenactors who appreciate the look of a soldier on long campaign. 

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davenportfan:

"Captain Norrington’s promotional ceremony. ‘Commodore.’ As he’s about to become."

- Governor Weatherby Swann

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arctic-pacific:

Day and night in Reykjavik

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england:

france:

hi im here to colonize *points at canada* thats mine

haha about that,

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peabuttnelly:

listen here u stale baguette 

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gunneratlarge:

Reenactors who have their shit together, part 3

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roferrelli:

Promote what you love instead of bashing what you hate. #favoritequote #promotelove #lawofattraction #loa

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