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    Anecdotes of Napoleon’s son, the King of Rome

    February 24, 2017

    Anecdotes of Napoleon’s son, the King of Rome

    Napoleon’s only legitimate son, Napoleon François Charles Joseph Bonaparte, also known as the King of Rome, was born on March 20, 1811. By all accounts he was a cute, strong-willed and kind-hearted little boy. He was also greatly spoiled. Here are some anecdotes of the King of Rome as a young child. The first comes from Captain Jean-Roch Coignet, a grenadier of Napoleon’s guard.

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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 interviewed by UBC Library

    Shannon interviewed by UBC Library

    August 31, 2016

    I recently had the honour of chatting with Michelle Blackwell at the University of British Columbia about the research I do for my books, and how UBC Library and its collections play a crucial role.

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