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Tango0105 Apr 2018 4:13 p.m. PST

"The start of the 19th century was a time of hostility between France and England, marked by a series of wars. Throughout this period, England feared a French invasion led by Napoleon. Ruth Mather explores the impact of this fear on literature and on everyday life.

Following the brief and uneasy peace formalised in the Treaty of Amiens (1802), Britain resumed war against Napoleonic France in May 1803; hostilities were to continue until the British victory at the battle of Waterloo in 1815. The return to war required the resumption of the mass enlistment of the previous ten years, especially as fears of a Napoleonic invasion once again intensified. The Corsican general Napoleon, soon to become emperor, had made no secret of his intentions of invading Britain, and in 1803 he massed his huge ĎArmy of England' on the shores of Calais, posing a visible threat to southern England…"
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britishbulldog06 Apr 2018 8:50 a.m. PST

Thanks for the posting Armand.

Tango0106 Apr 2018 10:59 a.m. PST

No mention my friend!.

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