⚣ Britain Against Napoleon Books ⚡ Author R.J.B. Knight – E-inbusiness.co.uk

Britain Against Napoleon For Than Twenty Years After , The French Army Was Supreme In Continental Europe Only At Sea Was British Power Dominant, Though Even With This Crucial Advantage The British Population Lived Under Fear Of A French Invasion For Much Of Those Two Decades How Was It That Despite Multiple Changes Of Government And The Assassination Of A Prime Minister, Britain Survived And Eventually Won A Generation Long War Against A Regime Which At Its Peak In Commanded Many Times The Resources And Manpower This Book Looks Beyond The Familiar Exploits Of The Army And Navy To The Politicians And Civil Servants, And Examines How They Made It Possible To Continue The War At All It Shows The Degree To Which The Capacities Of The Whole British Population Were Involved Industrialists, Farmers, Shipbuilders, Cannon Founders, Gunsmiths And Gunpowder Manufacturers All Had Continually To Increase Quality And Output As The Demands Of The War Remorselessly Grew The Intelligence War Was Also Central Yet No Participants Were Important, He Argues, Than The Bankers And International Traders Of The City Of London, Who Played A Critical Role In Financing The Wars And Without Whom The Armies Of Britain S Allies Could Not Have Taken The FieldThe Duke Of Wellington Famously Said That The Battle Which Finally Defeated Napoleon Was The Nearest Run Thing You Ever Saw In Your Life This Book Shows How True That Was For The Napoleonic War As A Whole Pages Narrative, Pages In Total

10 thoughts on “Britain Against Napoleon

  1. says:

    2 1 2 Stars Read after favorable review in The Economist and by several here Yet, it falls short Incredible amounts of information but hardly a compelling style or organization Hugely repetitive for example, the transition from cl

  2. says:

    In my small bit of the planet, making a documentary television series on Napoleon, this book is outstanding A massively needed account of a gap in the history of the Napoleonic era Invites readers to think of the Napoleonic Wars as a World

  3. says:

    This is an extraordinarily thorough and readable history for which the author deserves the highest praise The enthusiasm with which Knight approaches a potentially quite dry topic administration and logistics lends the writing a certain spark which m

  4. says:

    Britain Against Napoleon by Roger Knight Giving Wellington credit is all well and good, but the British state had to transform itself to beat the French.

  5. says:

    A fascinating insight into the logistics and finance which went into Britain s war effort against Napoleon and the unsung heroes who kept Nelson s fleet and Wellington s army supplied with guns, food, ammunition, gunpowder etc and the root and branch reform of Britain s

  6. says:

    Outstanding book on how the British government organized itself and leveraged its resources to beat Napoleon

  7. says:

    Knight puts weaves together an interesting narrative with an abundance of statistics and information Sometimes hard going due to its dense nature, yet offers strong and compelling arguments Would enjoyif I hadof a grasp of economic history.

  8. says:

    Good, detailed overview of the organisational and financial side of the war Adetailed review on my blog

  9. says:

    Reveals all sort of original material and unexpected rich veins for further exploration A big book covering so much yet really made me feel it could have dug even deeper and fuller

  10. says:

    At 474 pages without appendices, this is a long book, and I read it in pieces spread over a considerable time It is a little dry But this isthan the story of how Britain fought a global war, in many ways it is the story of how a modern state came into being, with an efficiently organized government machinery replacing

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