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The Napoleonic Period (1799-1815), the period Napoleon Bonaparte was the Ruler of France. The Napoleonic War (1803-1815), a series of conflicts against the French Empire. King George III feared a French invasion led by Napoleon. Hostilities ended between Great Britain and France during the French Revolutionary Wars, with the Treaty of Amiens in 1802.

Great Britain became the United Kingdom, after absorbing Ireland in 1803. However, in the same year war resumed with France again.

A victory under the commander Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson at Battle of Trafalgar, against French and Spanish fleets. Britain now dominated the sea with the Royal Navy, trade and the empire expanded.

Britian in 1808, supported Spain and Portugal during the Peninsular War. A series of battles against the invading French, came to an end in 1814. The French army were expelled from the Iberian Peninsula back to France.

In 1812, United States declared war against the British Empire, commonly known as the War of 1812. During this period, a series of land and sea battles between the British and Americans raged. The Treaty of Ghent was signed, ending the war in 1815.

Peace briefly resumed in 1814, Emperor Napoleon I exiled to the Mediterranean island Elba. He escaped back into France in 1815 and built up the French army again.

The British and their allies had to fight Napoleon again, at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. The battle resulted in a British led victory for the Duke of Wellington Arthur Wellesley.

Napoleon surrendered and exiled to the island of Elba. The Napoleonic War and the Napoleonic Period had come to an end.

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Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson

Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805) British naval commander, naval victories against the French during the Napoleonic Wars.

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Battle of New Orleans 1815

Battle of New Orleans in 1815 between the British and Americans was the last battle of the War of 1812, with the Treaty of Ghent.

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Battle of Baltimore 1814

Battle of Baltimore between British and Americans, Royal Navy Siege of Fort McHenry in 1814 was a land and sea Battle of the War of 1812.

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Battle of Bladensburg 1814

Americans were defeated at Battle of Bladensburg in 1814, British soldiers set fire to the White House in Washington during the War of 1812.

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Battle of Lake Erie 1813

A battle on Lake Erie between the ships of the British Royal Navy and United States Navy off the coast of Ohio during the War of 1812.

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Battle of Queenston Heights 1812

Battle of Queenston Heights first major battle of the War of 1812, death of British Major-General Isaac Brock, the Independence of Canada.

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Arthur Wellesley – Duke of Wellington

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852) British military leader during the Napoleonic Wars, and British Prime Minister.

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Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), Emperor Napoleon I, and military leader of the French Empire during the Napoleonic Wars of the 19th Century.

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Battle of Waterloo 1815

Duke of Wellington led British allied army at the Battle at Waterloo which lead to the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte’s French army in 1815.

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Walcheren Campaign 1809

Walcheren Campaign in the Netherlands, was unsuccessful and ended in a medical catastrophe for the British expedition force during 1809.