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Battling Bonaparte after Waterloo: re-enactment, representation and 'The Napoleon bust business'

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Battling Bonaparte after Waterloo : re-enactment, representation and 'The Napoleon bust business'. / Bainbridge, Simon John Julian.

Tracing War in British Enlightenment and Romantic Culture. ed. / Neil Ramsey; Gillian Russell. Houndmills : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. p. 132-150.

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Bainbridge, SJJ 2015, Battling Bonaparte after Waterloo: re-enactment, representation and 'The Napoleon bust business'. in N Ramsey & G Russell (eds), Tracing War in British Enlightenment and Romantic Culture. Palgrave Macmillan, Houndmills, pp. 132-150. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137474315_8

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Bainbridge, S. J. J. (2015). Battling Bonaparte after Waterloo: re-enactment, representation and 'The Napoleon bust business'. In N. Ramsey, & G. Russell (Eds.), Tracing War in British Enlightenment and Romantic Culture (pp. 132-150). Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137474315_8

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Bainbridge SJJ. Battling Bonaparte after Waterloo: re-enactment, representation and 'The Napoleon bust business'. In Ramsey N, Russell G, editors, Tracing War in British Enlightenment and Romantic Culture. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan. 2015. p. 132-150 https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137474315_8

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Bainbridge, Simon John Julian. / Battling Bonaparte after Waterloo : re-enactment, representation and 'The Napoleon bust business'. Tracing War in British Enlightenment and Romantic Culture. editor / Neil Ramsey ; Gillian Russell. Houndmills : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. pp. 132-150

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