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    Jean-Guillaume Hyde de Neuville, a 19th century knight-errant

    July 25, 2014

    Jean-Guillaume Hyde de Neuville, a 19th century knight-errant

    Hyde de Neuville, France’s ambassador to the United States from 1816 to 1822, was a staunch royalist with a heart of gold. A counter-revolutionary who was exiled by Napoleon, he became a doctor, a farmer, a diplomat and a politician who was generous to his opponents. His wife was a noted watercolourist who left many sketches of early 19th century America.

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  • Napoleon in America

    Napoleon in America

    What if Napoleon Bonaparte had escaped from St. Helena and wound up in the United States? Kirkus Reviews calls the first book in Shannon’s Napoleon series “evocative and immersive.”

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    Shannon guest blogs about Caroline Bonaparte Murat

    Shannon guest blogs about Caroline Bonaparte Murat

    July 24, 2014

    It's an honour to be featured on A Covent Garden Gilflurt’s Guide to Life, talking about Napoleon’s treasonous sister, Caroline Bonaparte Murat. One tries to find redeeming features in Caroline, but they are hard to spot. Talleyrand said she had the head of Cromwell on the body of a well-shaped woman.

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