general; Emperor of France; he seized power in coup d'etat in 1799; he led French armies in conquering much of Europe, placing his relatives in positions of power. Defeated at the Battle of Waterloo, he was exiled on the island of Elba.
Admiral Horatio Nelson
British Admiral; he defeated Napoleon's navy in Egypt and again at the Battle of Trafalgar.
"stroke of state"; the sudden overthrow of a government by force
the procedure used to submit the constitution of a new government to the people for a yes-or-no vote.
the system of commercial blockades in Britain and continental Europe, set in place by Napoleon with the intent of destroying Britain's economy.