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.
There was not half enough to do to satisfy his Napoleonic ambition.
With the end of the Napoleonic wars there came great distress in England from which the man of energy sought escape.
He felt that his Napoleonic action had justified itself by success.
The object of the Powers was to eradicate every trace of the Napoleonic administration.
He went straight to the mark aimed at with Napoleonic directness.
Yet it seems certain that four fifths of the people associated none of these miseries with Napoleonic empire.