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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse30 Jan 2019 8:39 p.m. PST

"This is one of the best-known stories about Napoleon Bonaparte. It is a moment of glory which highlights one man's successful rise, from Corsican general to Emperor of the French. But what is it really all about?

Well, a coronation is an event where a monarch is crowned and power is transferred to the ruler. A sacre, on the other hand, is a religious ceremony of consecration which makes temporal (non-religious) power holy…."
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