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  1. I've read somewhere that units of measurement weren't totally standardized at the time. It came up talking about how the stories of Napoleon being short weren't really true, he was an average height, but with the French units of measurement were slightly longer so the numbers were lower, so it would sound like he was short to someone that only knew the english measurements, and the English just used that for propaganda. edit------------------- https://www.thoughtco.com/was-napoleon-bonaparte-short-1221108 http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2010/03/napolean-bonaparte
  2. I've read somewhere that units of measurement weren't totally standardized at the time. It came up talking about how the stories of Napoleon being short weren't really true, he was an average height, but with the French measurements the numbers were lower, so it would sound like he was short to someone that only knew the english measurements, and the English just used that for propaganda.
  3. I've read somewhere that units of measurement weren't totally standardized at the time. It came up talking about how the stories of Napoleon being short weren't really true, he was an average height, but with the French measurements the numbers were lower, so it would sound like he was short to someone that only knew the english measurements, and the English just used that for propaganda.
  4. I've read somewhere that units of measurement weren't totally standardized at the time. It came up talking about how the stories of Napoleon being short weren't really true, he was an average height, but with the French measurements the numbers were lower, so it would sound like he was short to someone that only knew the english measurements, and the English just used that for propaganda.
  5. Thanks. The piece i was missing was the compass being divided into 32-points. I was trying to make 360-degrees work and couldn't get it to make sense.
  6. I've been on a historical fiction kick for a while now, starting with the Aubrey/Maturin series and now i'm on the Thomas Kydd series. Both have been pretty educational for me and inspired me to learn more about that time period. Even got to take a trip up to Boston to see Constitution, but there is one term i haven't found a solid answer for and it's bugging me. Whenever another ship is spotted, they will say something like "3-points off the starboard bow" meaning it's in front of them and off to the right side i get, but how far is a point?
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