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    The Bumpy Coronation of Napoleon

    December 2, 2016

    The Bumpy Coronation of Napoleon

    Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned Emperor of the French on December 2, 1804 at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. A victorious general who had become leader of France through a coup d’état, Napoleon wanted to establish the legitimacy of his regime. He also needed to show – in the wake of plots against his life – that even if he was killed, his dynasty would live on. Making his rule hereditary would reassure those who had acquired land and other benefits from the French Revolution that their gains were secure. Not everything went smoothly.

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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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