I just wanted to follow up on the debate over the Poles and Alexander I. I have an example and would welcome Kevn's opinion on it.
It is to do with General Wincenty Krasiński.
Commander, of course, of the Polish Lancers but earlier a member of the patriotic Friends of the Fatherland. He served Napoleon loyally and as soon as Napoleon entered Poland. He ended up being supreme commander of Polish troops in France in 1814. This would suggest he was fiercely pro-Napoleon, or fiercely anti-Russian. But his actions after 1814 show otherwise.
After all at one point he was vice-regent of the Polish territories in the Russian empire.
I think we should stop imposing our views on Napoleonic figures and hear what they themselves had to say. Or, at the very least, watch what they themselves did.