Marie Louise And The Invasion Of 1814

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byImbert De Saint-amand

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1896. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... XXIII. THE LAST DAYS OF MARIE LOUISE IN FRANCE. WHILE Napoleon was thus on his way from Fontainebleau to Elba, what had become of the Empress, Marie Louise? We left her at Orleans, April 12, 1814, harassed and ill, weeping and wondering what was her duty. The same day, Baron de Bausset arrived, bringing her a letter from Napoleon and one from Metternich. The Austrian Minister assured Marie Louise that she should be free to lead an independent life, with the right of succession for her son, and he indicated that the best thing for her to do would be to go to Austria with her son to await her choice between the place where the Emperor Napoleon might be and her own establishment; he added that the Emperor Francis would have the happiness of helping to dry the tears which his unhappy daughter had only too many reasons for shedding; that she could be quiet for a season and free to decide upon the future, and that she might bring with her such persons as she best trusted. Shortly after she received this letter, Prince Paul Esterhazy and Prince Wenezel-Lichtenstein reached Orleans with another letter from Metternich, telling her that the Duchies of Parma and Piacenza had been granted her, revertible to her son, and he asked her to go at once to the castle of Rambouillet to meet her father. Marie Louise, who had long desired this interview, and was very anxious to plead not only her own cause, but also that of her husband and son, readily agreed. She left Orleans, April 11, at 8 P.m., under the escort of some of the cavalry of the Imperial Guard. At Angerville, however, their place was taken by some Cossacks, who brandished their long pikes about the carriages as if they were a convoy of prisoners. In fact, from this moment Marie Louise was really a captive. When, April...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1896. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... XXIII. THE LAST DAYS OF MARIE LOUISE IN FRANCE. WHILE Napoleon was thus on his way from Fontainebleau to Elba, what had become of the...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217507867

ISBN - 13:9780217507868

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