Dun Shoppin’ 6

Dun Shoppin’
  Napoleon Bonaparte famously dismissed the British as a ‘Nation of Shopkeepers’. Or as he put it, ‘L’Angleterre est un nation de boutiquiers.’ One can imagine the insouciant sneer on his curled lip, the nonchalant Gallic shrug, the sharp exhalation of steel blue smoke before the Gauloises is impatiently stubbed into the muddy earth beneath ...

Who are the Conquerors? 2

Who are the Conquerors?
Pierre Fritel’s 1892 painting shows history’s most famous generals marching through a valley stacked with corpses. READ: The Conquerors (for more about the painting) In the centre is Julius Caesar. On his right (in the background) we glimpse Hannibal of Carthage; then Attila the Hun, Tamberlane, and Rameses II. On the far side is Napoleon, ...
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