Help support TMP

"Napoleon, Spirit of the Age by Michael Broers." Topic

5 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.

Back to the Napoleonic Media Message Board

Areas of Interest


299 hits since 2 Jul 2018
©1994-2019 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2018 11:45 a.m. PST

"There is a marked correlation between the clothes that Bonaparte the general wore, & those worn by Napoleon the emperor. Even when he was first consul he wore the laurel edged uniform of a general in the republic, much as he wore when he stormed the bridge at Arcole. The distinctive olive grey coat & cocked hat over the undress uniform of the chasseurs a cheval de la Garde Imperiale came about around the time of Austerlitz.

That is to say that before 1805 there was no Napoleon. Without Ulm & Austerlitz there could not have been a Napoleon. Without these events, Europe would have remembered a heroic revolutionary general who quietened the bloodlust of the revolution. A young soldier on a bridge with a flag, not an emperor on a horse with a hat…"
Full review here


Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2018 2:18 p.m. PST

Quite a good review

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2018 10:54 a.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my friend!. (smile)


Brechtel19806 Jul 2018 2:29 a.m. PST

I have bought the book and it is inbound.

Gazzola08 Jul 2018 5:26 a.m. PST

It looks an interesting title. But Amazon appear to be offering two versions of the hardback, both at different prices and published by different publishers?

Napoleon Volume 2: Spirit of the Age (1st March 2018)
Faber & Faber, 560 pages @ £21.00 GBP (free postage)

Spirit of the Age: 1805-1810 (3rd April 2018)
Pegasus Books, 544 pages @ £17.99 GBPp (free postage)

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.