Memoirs of Hortense, Mother of Napoleon III Volume 2

Memoirs of Hortense, Mother of Napoleon III Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ... the Emperor was no less his benefactor than yours: retire, Caroline." And she turned her back on her. It was not till after the Emperor's death that Madame Laetitia became reconciled to her daughter. In 1820, when a Bonapartist conspiracy was denounced to the Chambers of Paris; when Spain rpse, through the courage of the illustrious and unfortunate Kiego; when Naples revolted, and all Italy was covered by Carbonari--the government of the Bourbons felt great alarm. Deceived by false information, it appealed to the Pope against the behaviour of Madame Laetitia, who was then residing at Eome. She had, it was stated, her agents in Corsica to foment there an insurrection in favour of Napoleon, that its ramifications extended into the interior of France, to gain partisans for her son, and that the king was aware of DUKE DB BLACAS. 149 the number of millions Madame Laetitia employed for all this. In the eyes of any man of common sense these stupid accusations fell of themselves, and it was more than absurd to suspect a woman of Madame Mere's age, who was close upon eighty, who never left her home or received a stranger, and was only visited at intervals by those of her family who resided in Rome, and daily by her brother, the Cardinal. It was really atrocious to impute such designs to the Emperor's mother, and point her out as the first mover in a conspiracy, but the Duke de Blacas represented the King of France at Eome, and the hatred he bore the members of the Imperial family permitted no doubt about his being the author of so ridiculous a fable. A very grave complaint was addressed on this subject by M. de Blacas to the Papal government. The Pope, when he heard it, ordered his Secretary of State to proceed to Madame Laetitia and make an inquiry...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236539400
  • 9781236539403