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7 Things You May Not Know About the Battle of Waterloo

Two centuries after Napoleon met his Waterloo, learn seven surprising facts about one of the most significant battles in European history.

Napoleon’s Hat Fetches $2.4 Million at Auction

Napoleon’s Hat Fetches $2.4 Million at Auction

A Napoleon memorabilia auction this past weekend brought in $12.5 million and proved the enduring interest in the French emperor.

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6 Things You Should Know About Napoleon

Two centuries after his first exile, discover six illuminating facts about the ostentatious French emperor.

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8 Things You May Not Know About the Louisiana Purchase

Take a look behind the scenes of the historic real-estate deal.

Charge of the Light Brigade

The Last Major Cavalry Charge, 70 Years Ago

Seventy years ago, what many consider the last major cavalry charge took place in the Soviet Union.

Napoleon Invasion of Russia

Napoleon’s Disastrous Invasion of Russia, 200 Years Ago

Trace Napoleon’s route through Russia on the 200th anniversary of his disastrous invasion.

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European Unions Throughout History

As a financial crisis destabilizes the European Union, explore past attempts to unify the continent.

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Egypt’s Most Wanted: An Antiquities Wish List

As Egypt formally asks Germany to return the famous Nefertiti bust, find out about the other artifacts the country hopes to repatriate.