It was while some of Napoleon’s engineers were working with the army to strengthen Fort Julien in the northern Delta area of Egypt that the granodiorite block we now know as the Rosetta Stone was uncovered.
Combined British and Prussian military forces defeated the French, but Wellington himself said that the battle was ‘the nearest-run thing you ever saw in your life’.
The Portuguese royal family and more than 10,000 courtiers relocated to Brazil to escape the advancing Napoleonic forces.
The Battle of Trafalgar secured British supremacy of the seas and saw the victorious fleet sail away without having lost a single ship.
Napoleon Bonaparte voluntarily surrendered to British Captain Maitland on board the Royal Navy ship HMS Bellerophon.
USS Constitution earned the nickname ‘Old Ironsides’ after defeating HMS Guerriere in the War of 1812.