Old view of Königswinter
Napoleonic Era

Napoleonic Era 2

Continental system and beginning resistance Since Napoleon could not conquer England, he intended to fight her by economic means, and decreed the Continental system: no country was allowed to trade with England, no harbor was allowed to let English ships moor. At first, these measures hit England’s economy, but then […]

At the Rhine frontier
Napoleonic Era

Napoleonic Era 1

The Rhineland around 1800. The French Revolution had shattered Europe’s monarchies. When the Royal Family made an attempt to escape and Prussian and Austrian troops marched against Paris, the Jacobins got the upper hand and proclaimed the republic. King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette, youngest daughter of Maria Theresia, […]