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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Mar 2023 4:43 p.m. PST

Of possible interest?

Free to read



Texaswalker16 Mar 2023 6:46 p.m. PST

Long, but interesting.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Mar 2023 3:28 p.m. PST

Happy for that…


Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2023 5:43 a.m. PST

The author uses some dubious, inaccurate, and suspect sources:

The following authors cannot/should not be used in any study of the period because of a lack of accuracy in the books:

Bourrienne, Chateaubriand, de Stael, Laure Junot, Fouche, de Segur, Dwyer, McLynn, and Schom.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2023 3:44 p.m. PST

Lack of Accuracy… or hate for Napoleon? (smile)


Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2023 6:53 p.m. PST

Both as a point of fact. Well done.

And some of it was done in order to ingratiate themselves to the returning Bourbons.

All in all it was disgraceful as what they didn't know, which was a lot, they made up against Napoleon.

The last three have written biographies of Napoleon and are highly inaccurate.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2023 3:31 p.m. PST

One of the stories that I always remember… was that the famous Count of Montolůn… the man accused of poisoning Napoleon and who "closed" himself like a padlock around the Emperor in his last days of life… once his participation in Napoleon's entourage ended… he traveled to England full of money and formed a couple with whom?… with madame de Stšel…


Musketballs20 Mar 2023 11:35 a.m. PST

Montholon left St Helena after Bonaparte's death in 1821.

Madame de Stael died in 1817.

They must have made a truly odd couple.

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