Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Fact of the Day: Prince Napoleon

After Napoleon III was ousted from power, his family moved to England. After his death, his son was proclaimed as Napoleon IV by some still loyal to the now-abolished monarchy. He was allowed by the British to fight in the Anglo-Zulu war as he was keen to see battle. A fatal mistake as he was killed in battle. His death meant the end of hope to the restoration of a Bonaparte on the French throne.It was at the time one of the biggest things to shock Europe. Some blamed the British government and even Queen Victoria for his death. 

10 comments:

Jax said...

I didn't know this! Such a shame how many people lose their lives to war.

Emmylou said...

Can you imagine if he lived and actually restored the Bonaparte name into the throne? Hmmmmm.....

Christine said...

Interesting.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Guess he didn't inherit his famous ancestor's fighting skills.

Pat Hatt said...

War can sure destroy the best laid plans

Kati said...

Imagine if he lived - history could have looked so different!

-Kati
http://almoststylish.blogspot.de/

Martha said...

I didn't know any of this. Very interesting.

stephen Hayes said...

It always amuses me how much the French revere the memory of Napoleon, who was responsible for millions of French deaths.

Lowcarb team member said...

Isn't that a great photograph too!

All the best Jan

Huggybear said...

The name NAPOLEON conjures up the glories of France.
Imagine removing the Arc d'Trioumphe from the centre of
Paris.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
B J Hunnicut aka Colin