The Brits had much better firing drill than the other European nations during the Napoleonic wars.
You should read up on your history before running your mouth.
In british report only^^ you could see the same on many report from others nations...
I know it, I AM historian.
THe hsitory or 4/5 volleys is not new^^ I saw in napoleonnic Museum of marseille some docs, and this sentence make me laugth :
" There was no one who can give a quickest fire than our highly trainned elites, like grenaders (of the line, they mean, not guard) or carabiner on foot. [...] They could fire around 5 volleys in the time needed for british or russian one to to fire 3 or 4. [...]"
I spare you the long list of "evidence" and battles stories they wrote after...
you have to know that after (and some historians say that it begun before) the end of napoleonnic time, england were the wolrd power nation, a period we call the england imperialism. So it's not suprising that they turned the history to their advantage, like everybody did before.
Some of the finset studies (included the German 6 th World history Meeting, 1995) Tend to this. HEre a part of the answer from Claude Ribbe (some price on this era) to an Croatian student, asking about Napoleonnic era :
" You have to know that the msot of the repports we can find on this era are childrens of nationnal propagand. WE cannot really tell if one or other are firing quickly, figthing better, or simply smelling better, but the only thing we really know is that if we compare figthing results of those times, winners are polish, british, and french. The best thing to do, i think, is to consider theim like equivalent troops, different ways of figthing, but simply the same [...] "
It will be interesting to add this in your history section, no?