Reinforced by the Cenomani, he gained a decisive victory on the banks of the Addua.
These arguments, reinforced by those of the royalist agent de Vitrolles, convinced the tsar; and Talleyrand, on the 1st of April, convened the French senate (only 64 members out of 1 4 0 attended), and that body pronounced that Napoleon had forfeited the crown.
There can be little doubt that neither in guns nor in gunnery was the British squadron capable of meeting the enemy, and long before the fatal day it should have been reinforced by at least two cruisers of the 1st Cruiser Squadron, all of which were ships in long commission with good armament.
De Ruyter's fleet had been raised to 70 vessels, but the allies had also been reinforced and were 90 strong.
The 5th cavalry division, reinforced by two horse artillery batteries (flank guard of the X.