First Empire

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First Empire

 

the period of Napoleon I’s reign in France that followed the Consulate. The First Empire existed from 1804 to 1814 and again from Mar. 20, 1815, to June 22, 1815. After the fall of the empire, the Bourbon monarchy was restored.

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The rather gaudy example of a pyramid case shown here (left) is in the "Empire" style popular during the first French Empire (1804-1815), with dore-gold-plated bronze and beveled glass, on four legs in the shape of winged monoped lions.
If Esdaile is deeply involved in Napoleon's retreat from Spain, then Dr Leggiere is equally fascinating over the eventual collapse of the First French Empire in Germany in 1813--or more particularly on Prussia per se and Berlin.
Particularly disappointing are the first three chapters, covering the first French empire from its beginnings in the sixteenth century to the French Revolution.