200th Anniversary of Napoleon's Death


This week France is commemorating the 200th anniversary of Bonaparte Napoleon's death.

I thought that I would share some interesting facts about one of the most famous people in France's history.
1. He wrote a romance novel. 2. His first wife, Josephine Bonaparte, narrowly avoided the guillotine.
3.. He would disguise himself and walk the streets. 4. He was tone deaf. 5. He was afraid of cats (possibly) 6. He discovered the Rosetta Stone. 7. He wore poison around his neck. 8. A submarine escape plot was hatched to rescue him from exile in Saint Helena. 9. He wasn’t that short. 10. The cause of his death remains a mystery.

You can read more about these facts here.

Also if you are a fan on Napoleon, there is a private museum you can visit in the Dordogne, run by one of his descendants, not far from where we.
We enjoyed our visit to this fascinating place and we learnt a lot and appreciated the range of personal items on display.

I will leave you with one of my favourite Napoleon quotes...

"Until you spread your wings, you’ll have no idea how far you can fly."

Napoleon Bonaparte 


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