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The Second Empress

Author : Michelle Moran
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Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte will stop at nothing to marry the Hapsburg princess he hopes will bear him a royal heir, in this compelling novel from bestselling author Michelle Moran. After the bloody French Revolution, Emperor Napoleon’s power is absolute. When eighteen year old Marie-Louise is told that the Emperor has demanded her hand in marriage, her father presents her with a terrible choice: marry the cruel, capricious Napoleon or refuse and plunge her country into war. To save her father's throne, Mary-Louise is determined to be a good wife. But at the extravagant French court, she finds many rivals for her new husband’s affection, including Napoleon’s sister Pauline, who is fiercely jealous, utterly uncontrollable, and the only woman as ambitious as the emperor himself. When war once again sweeps the Continent and bloodshed threatens Marie-Louise’s family, the second empress is forced to make choices that will determine her place in history—and change the course of her life. The Second Empress will transport you back to Napoleon's empire where royals and servants alike live at the whim of one man, and two women vie to change their destinies.

The Second Empress

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1810. Palais des Tuileries, France. As a princess of the Holy Roman Empire, Marie-Louise Habsburg knows the importance of family loyalty. So when her father asks her to save his crown by marrying a foreign stranger twice her age she has no choice but to obey. But when she arrives in Paris, is becomes clear that Marie-Louise will have to fight for a place in her new husband's affections. Between a scorned first wife determined to hold on to her title and a fiendishly devious sister-in-law, will the young princess ever be able to win her rightful place at court? Meet Marie-Louise Bonaparte, youngest wife of Napoleon the Great and France's unwilling Second Empress.

The Second Empress

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Empress Josephine's family has been called to Napoleon's court for the terrible news that he intends to divorce his barren wife of thirteen years and take a younger bride, the Austrian Princess Marie-Louise. For Josephine's daughter, Hortense, this means she is free to leave her husband, Napoleon's brother, having given the Bonapartes three heirs. As she looks for love, she must support her mother through the terrible grief of Napoleon's betrayal. For his new wife, it is a terrible duty she must take on in her father's name. She has nothing in common with the strange, older man she has married and can find little in her life to enjoy. But an unlikely friendship with Hortense will bring her much comfort, especially as she must fight for her own happiness. For Napoleon's sister, Pauline Bonaparte, it is yet another woman stealing her brother's attention and affection. Having spent years attempting to control his power and his influence, she must fight harder and dirtier if she is to win...

The Life of Catharine II Empress of Russia The Second Edition with Considerable Improvements By Jean Henri Cast ra Translated by William Tooke

Author : Jean Henri CASTÉRA
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Napoleon Marie Louise

Author : Alan Warwick Palmer
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This is a portrait of the Emperor Napoleon's second marriage which provides an account of its political, diplomatic and military implications for France and the newly instituted Austrian Empire as well as the personal and domestic nature of the relationship.

Napoleon s Second Empress

Author : Patrick Turnbull
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Memoirs of the Court and Reign of Catherine the Second Empress of Russia

Author : Samuel Mosheim Smucker
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It is universally acknowledged by those acquainted with her history that the Empress Catherine II was one of the most remarkable women that ever lived. The annals of her life and reign are crowned with striking incidents, novel adventures, and wonderful displays of her talent, heroism and passion. Published 70 years after her death, this 1855 volume contains fascinating memoirs of the court and reign of Catherine II, Empress of Russia, and also includes a brief survey of the Romanov dynasty.??

NAPOLEON S SECOND EMPRESS A LIFE OF PASSION

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The Happy Days of the Empress Marie Louise

Author : Imbert de Saint-Amand
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MEMOIRS OF THE COURT REIGN O

Author : Samuel M[osheim] 1823-1863 Schmucker
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Napoleon s Second Empress

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Memoirs of the Court and Reign of Catherine the Second Empress of Russia

Author : Samuel Mosheim Smucker
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Napoleon s Second Empress

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Memoirs of the Empress Josephine

Author : John Smythe Memes
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Joseph the Second and His Court

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Life of the Empress Josephine Wife of Napoleon I

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Life in the Tuileries Under the Second Empire

Author : Anna L. Bicknell
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The Romance of an Empress

Author : Kazimierz Waliszewski
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History of Frederick the Second Emperor of the Romans

Author : Thomas Laurence Kington-Oliphant
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The Empress

Author : Laura Martínez-Belli
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From a bestselling author in Mexico comes her English-language debut--an enthralling historical novel about the tragic reign of Empress Carlota of Mexico. It's 1863. Napoleon III has installed a foreign monarch in Mexico to squash the current regime. Maximilian von Habsburg of Austria accepts the emperor's crown. But it is his wife, the brilliant and ambitious Princess Charlotte, who throws herself passionately into the role. Known to the people as Empress Carlota, she rules deftly from behind the scenes while her husband contents himself with philandering and decorating the palace. But Carlota bears a guilty secret. Trapped in a loveless marriage, she's thrown herself into a reckless affair. Desire has blinded Carlota to its consequences, for it has left her vulnerable to her sole trusted confidante. Carlota's devious lady-in-waiting has political beliefs of her own--and they are strong enough to cause her to betray the empress and join a plot to depose her from the throne. As Carlota grows increasingly, maddeningly defenseless, both her own fate and that of the empire are at stake. A sweeping historical novel of forbidden love, dangerous secrets, courtly intrigue, and treachery, The Empress passionately reimagines the tragic romance and ill-fated reign of the most unforgettable royal couple of nineteenth-century Europe during the last throes of the Second Empire.