Bonapartism after Napoleon III: the Prince Imperial and Eugene Loudun

Historian article

By Ian Sygrave, published 29th November 2023

Emperor Napoleon III of France was deposed in 1870 and then died three years later. His son, known as the Prince Imperial, lived in exile in south-east England. There he and his supporters kept alive ambitions for a triumphant return of the Empire. In this article, Ian Sygrave assesses the prospects of these plans and explains how they ended in tragedy.

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