Germans who came of age in the early 1800s, he argued, were shaped by the Napoleonic wars.
Napoleonic land warfare, like the wars of Greece and Rome, moved at walking pace, from the raising of forces to the day of battle.
He went to the British Museum every day and he read books about the Napoleonic Wars.
That is to say, the Napoleonic wars had made Europe unpleasant, England was sensibly glad to be insular.
I rather admire the spirit; there is something Napoleonic about him.
With the end of the Napoleonic wars there came great distress in England from which the man of energy sought escape.
The one idea that is distinctly Napoleonic, is to possess Palestine.
The object of the Powers was to eradicate every trace of the Napoleonic administration.
There was not half enough to do to satisfy his Napoleonic ambition.
Yet it seems certain that four fifths of the people associated none of these miseries with Napoleonic empire.