Explain Napoleons rise to power?
TheBattle of Waterloowas fought on Sunday, 18 June 1815, nearin, part of theat the time. A French army under the command ofwas defeated by two of the armies of the, a British-led coalition consisting of units from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Hanover, Brunswick, and Nassau, under the command of the, referred to by many authors as the Anglo-allied army or Wellington’s army, and aarmy under the command of Field Marshal, referred to also as Blcher’s army. The battle marked the end of the. The battle was contemporaneously known as theBattle of Mont Saint-JeanorLa Belle Alliance(the beautiful alliance).
Upon Napoleon’s return to power in March 1815, many states that had opposed him formed the Seventh Coalition and began to mobilise armies. Wellington and Blcher’s armies wereclose to the northeastern border of France. Napoleon planned toin the hope of destroying them before they could join in a coordinated invasion of France with other members of the coalition. On 16 June, Napoleon successfully attacked the bulk of the Prussian army at thewith his main force, causing the Prussians to withdraw northwards on 17 June, but parallel to Wellington and in good order.
Napoleon sent a third of his forces to pursue the Prussians, which resulted in the separatewith the Prussian rear-guard on 1819 June, and prevented that French force from participating at Waterloo. Also on 16 June, a small portion of the French army contested thewith the Anglo-allied army. The Anglo-allied army held their ground on 16 June, but the withdrawal of the Prussians caused Wellington to withdraw north to Waterloo on