Life of Napoleon Bonaparte. Volume IV

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Sir Walter Scott first published his biography on Napoleon in 1827. The work represents an important contribution to the study of France during the Napoleonic Era. The book provides an honest and thorough account of the man and the society in which he lived.
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  • Hardback | 435 pages
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1536167703
  • 9781536167702

Table of contents

PrefaceChapter IConduct of Russia and England during the War with AustriaMeditated Expedition of British Troops to the ContinentSent to WalcherenIts Calamitous Details and ResultProceedings of Napoleon with regard to the PopeGeneral Miollis enters RomeNapoleon publishes a Decree, uniting the States of the Church to the French EmpireIs ExcommunicatedPius VII. is banished from Rome, and sent to Grenobleafterwards brought back to SavonaBuonaparte is attacked by an AssassinDefinitive Treaty of Peace signed at SchoenbrunNapoleon returns to France on the 14th November, 1809,Chapter IIChange in Napoleon's Domestic LifeCauses which led to itHis anxiety for an HeirA Son of his Brother Louis is fixed upon, but dies in ChildhoodCharacter and influence of JosephineStrong mutual Attachment betwixt her and NapoleonFouche opens to Josephine the Plan of a DivorceHer extreme DistressOn 5th December, Napoleon announces her Fate to JosephineOn 15th they are formally separated before the Imperial CouncilJosephine retaining the rank of Empress for LifeEspousals of Buonaparte and Maria Louisa of Austria take place at Vienna, 11th March, 1810,Chapter IIIAlmost all the Foreign French Settlements fall into the hands of the BritishFrench Squadron destroyed at the Isle of Aix, by Lord Cochraneand at the Isle of Rosas, by Lord CollingwoodReturn to the Proceedings in SpainSoult takes OportoAttacked and Defeated by Sir Arthur WellesleyFerrol and Corunna retaken by the PatriotsBattle of Talavera, gained by Sir Arthur WellesleyCreated Lord WellingtonThe French Armies take many Towns and Strong PlacesSupreme Junta Retreat to CadizThe Guerilla SystemGrowing Disappointment of BuonaparteHis immense ExertionsBattle of BusacoLord Wellington's famous Retreat on Torres Vedras, Chapter IVChange in Napoleon's Principles of GovernmentBecomes suspicious of Talleyrand and FoucheFouche endeavours, {iv}without the knowledge of Napoleon, to ascertain the Views of England with respect to PeaceHis Plan is defeated by a singular Collision with a similar one of Napoleonand Fouche is sent away as Governor-General of RomeHis Moral and Political CharacterMurmurings of the People against the Austrian AllianceContinental SystemIgnorance of Napoleon of the Actual Political Feelings of Great BritainThe License SystemLouis BuonaparteEndeavours in vain to Defend Holland from the Effects of the Continental SystemHe Abdicates the Throne, and retires to Gratz in StyriaHolland is annexed to the French Empire, Chapter VGustavus IV. of Sweden is Dethroned and succeeded by his UncleThe Crown Prince killed by a fall from his HorseCandidates proposed for the SuccessionThe Swedes, thinking to conciliate Napoleon, fix on BernadotteBuonaparte reluctantly acquiesces in the ChoiceParting Interview between Bernadotte and NapoleonSubsequent attempts of the latter to bind Sweden to the Policy of FranceThe Crown Prince unwillingly accedes to the Continental SystemNapoleon makes a Tour through Flanders and HollandReturns to Paris, and takes measures for extending the Continental SystemSeizure of the ValoisCoast along the German Ocean annexed to FranceProtest by the Czar against the appropriation of OldenburgRussia allows the Importation, at certain Seaports, of various articles of British CommerceNegotiations for Exchange of Prisoners between France and Englandand for a General Peace, broken off by Buonaparte's unreasonable demands, Chapter VIView of Napoleon's gigantic PowerThe Empress Maria Louisa delivered of a SonCriticism on the Title given him, of King of RomeSpeculations in regard to the advantages or disadvantages arising from this EventRetrospectEx-Queen of EtruriaHer severe and unjustifiable Treatment by NapoleonLucien Buonaparte is invited to England, where he writes Epic PoetryAttempt to deliver Ferdinand, defeatedOperations in PortugalRetreat of MassenaBattles of Fuentes d'Onoro fought by Lord WellingtonOn the South Frontier of Portugal, by Lord BeresfordOf Barossa, by General GrahamEnterprise of Arroyo-MolinasSpaniards defeated under BlakeValencia captured by the French, and he and his Army made Prisoners of WarDisunion among the French GeneralsJoseph wishes to abdicate the Throne of Spain, Chapter VIIRetrospect of the Causes leading to the Rupture with RussiaOriginate in the Treaty of TilsitRussia's alleged Reasons of ComplaintArguments of Napoleon's Counsellors against War with RussiaFouche is against the WarPresents a Memorial to Napoleon upon the SubjectHis answerNapoleon's Views in favour of the War, as urged.
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