After reading I don’t know how many novels set in the era of the Napoleonic Wars, I’ve decided I need to sit down and get the actual facts of the whole era straight in my head, but I’m not sure where to start. I could use a quick refresher on the French Revolution, and then more detail on Napoleon himself, the wars, and what’s going on in the rest of the world at the time.
Can people recommend good books to cover these topics? I don’t mind dense, as long as they’re not completely dry. I’m even OK with primary sources from the time - again, as long as they’re not completely undigestable. Are there any books that are seen as the definitive go-to sources that I should check out?
I’m sure that Dopers will be able to point me in the right direction. Thanks in advance.