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Section 1: Revolution Threatens the French King

Section 2: Revolution Brings Reform and Terror

The French Revolution http://www.victorianweb.org/ history/ hist7.html
The French Revolution and its impact on British intellectual and political life.

Internet Modern History Sourcebook http://www.fordham.edu/ halsall/ mod/ modsbook2.html
Links to articles and documents pertaining to the Enlightenment and the French Revolution.

Section 3: Napoleon Forges an Empire

The Napoleonic Wars Series http://www.wtj.com/ pl/ pages/ napoln.htm
Treasure-trove of information on the first and second French empires, including dozens of primary sources, images, and essays on the period.

Napoleon, Nelson, and the French Threat http://www.bbc.co.uk/ history/ british/ empire_seapower/ french_threat_01.shtml
Article explaining how the threat of invasion of a French invasion of Britain peaked at the beginning of the 19th century.

Section 4: Napoleon's Empire Collapses

The Battle of Waterloo http://www.britishbattles.com/ waterloo/ waterloo-june-1815.htm
A history of the battle, paintings, and battlefield maps dealing with Napoleon's last battle.

Napoleon's Lost Army: The Soldiers Who Fell http://www.bbc.co.uk/ history/ archaeology/ excavations_techniques/ napoleon_army_01.shtml
Description of archaeological clues to the fate of Napoleon's Grand Army in its retreat from Moscow in 1812.

Section 5: The Congress of Vienna Convenes

Congress of Vienna http://killeenroos.com/ 4/vienna/ DELEGATE.htm
Text document listing the figures involved at the Vienna Congress including biographies of each.

Prince Klemens von Metternich: Political Confession of Faith, 1820 http://www.fordham.edu/ halsall/ mod/ 1820metternich.html
Text of Metternich's essay describing his views on international relations and the French Revolution.