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Metternich, Austria's foreign minister, urged Napoleon to sue for peace. It is hard
to say whether or not he was sincere, but there is reason to suppose that he
would have accepted Napoleon, married to a Habsburg, on the throne of France.
Metternich imposed upon her as an aide-de-camp a certain General Neipperg,
who had his instructions and carried them out. By the time that Napoleon died
Neipperg had given her two children. When she became Duchess of Parma she
The shrewdest of his contemporaries, Metternich and Talleyrand, took similar
views of him. For Metternich he had: "but one passion, power, he never lost either
his time or his means in objects which might have diverted him from this aim.
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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