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He assisted the political consolidation of his powers by the institution of the
Legion d'Honneur. The old orders of chivalry had of course been abolished by
the Revolution, but Napoleon understood enough of his nation to appreciate that
The Legion d'Honneur after all is an institution that has stood the test of time
remarkably well. The Empire was an attempt to unite Revolutionary and pre-
Revolutionary France, and in due course many old emigre families "rallied" to it.
I give to my son : Sobieski's saber, the chain of the Legion d'Honneur, the silver-
gilt sword, the consul's sword, the iron sword, the chain of the Golden Fleece, the
Henri IV hat with plume, the golden toilet case for teeth, left at the dentist's. 2.
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This is such a cute little book. Consists of an introduction to Napoleon, followed by a translation of his will. The book is formatted very well; a photocopy of each page of the actual will is ... Read full review