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    Napoleon’s Children, Part 2

    March 20, 2015

    Napoleon’s Children, Part 2

    In Napoleon in America, Napoleon worries about his son, who is living in Vienna with his grandfather, Francis I of Austria. Napoleon François Charles Joseph Bonaparte – also known as the King of Rome, Napoleon II, the Prince of Parma and the Duke of Reichstadt – was Napoleon’s only legitimate child. He was born on March 20, 1811, and was the son of Napoleon with his second wife, Marie Louise. I wrote a post about him earlier. Last week I wrote about Napoleon’s stepchildren, Eugène and Hortense de Beauharnais. This week I take a look at Napoleon’s illegitimate children: the wastrel Charles Léon Denuelle and the accomplished Alexandre Colonna Walewski.

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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 NPR

    Shannon interviewed by NPR

    February 11, 2015

    Shannon was honoured to be interviewed by NPR’s national correspondent for digital news, Linton Weeks, for an article called “What If Napoleon Had Come to America?”

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