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    Texas Priest Francisco Maynes

    February 5, 2016

    Texas Priest Francisco Maynes

    Francisco Maynes was a Spanish-born Catholic priest and occasional military chaplain who served in Texas in the early 19th century under Spanish, and then Mexican, rule. Maynes proved quite successful in petitioning the San Antonio town council for land that belonged to the former Spanish missions, thus establishing a precedent for local clergymen to become land speculators. In Napoleon in America, Father Maynes insists he is ready to give his life to prevent Napoleon from entering San Antonio.

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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 Elisa Bonaparte

    Shannon guest blogs about Elisa Bonaparte

    February 4, 2016

    It’s an honour to be featured on A Covent Garden Gilflurt’s Guide to Life, talking about Napoleon’s smart sister, Elisa Bonaparte Baciocchi. Not as well-known as her sisters, beautiful Pauline and treasonous Caroline, Elisa Bonaparte was more capable than either one of them.

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