Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Calling all Napoleon Lovers...





For all those Napoleon afficionados, Bearded Lady at The Raucous Royals will be interviewing J.D. Markham, acclaimed historian and Napoleonic scholar at the end of February.

ALSO...A Book Giveaway! There's an interesting twist to the draw. Check it out here.

10 comments:

Cynthia said...

Great blog. Lots of historical information and beauty. Great combination!

hummingbird said...

That's quite a picture ! Thanks for the links.

Lucy, what are your thoughts on Napoleon himself?

Paris Atelier said...

Yipee! That sounds great! I just love your site, we both share the same love of history :) Thanks for adding some inspiration and beauty to my life!
xoxo
Judith~

Ms. Lucy said...

Hello Cynthia. Thank you for your kind comments and for stopping by. I'm glad you enjoyed it! Please come visit again;-)

Ms. Lucy said...

You're welcome Hummingbird! You're usually the one with the amzing photos!

The one million dollar question...too long for a comment...but in short- Napoleon was a great conqueror, an incredible force; but not without heart, compassion and love- that being said, there are a few things that could have been done differently.

Ms. Lucy said...

Judith, you're so welcome! I know, beauty and history make such a great pair;) You inspire me too- daily! Keep those fabulous posts coming;-)

Maija said...

I just saw a beautiful museum exhibit of items belonging to Napoleon when I was in Paris in September.
Please- do you have a recommendation for another book about Josephine?
Thank you!

Ms. Lucy said...

Hi Maija- You're so lucky to have been there!

I've read mostly history books on the revolution, Josephine, and Bonaparte. Almost all of them, though, were in French. this is where I've gotten most of my research info. On a lghter note, I paricularly liked: Lettres d'amour a Josephine (the Letters of Napoleon to Josephine) - beautiful.

(Old)Napoleon and Josephine an Improbable Marriage by Evangeline Bruce - it was ok

I will, very soon, give Carolly Erickson a try but after reading Sandra Gulland's Trilogy...it will be difficult for any other fictional novel to compare.
Here's site that has several books on Josephine, that you might be interested in: http://www.royalty.nu/Europe/France/Bonaparte/Josephine.html
Thanks so much for your interest!

Bearded Lady said...

David J. Markham's books are REALLY good. His Napoleon for Dummies gives you all these interesting tidbits in sections. I am not really familiar with the military history so it helped me get a good grasp of the man behind the legend. And then there are tons of juicy bits about his relationship with Josephine.

Ms. Lucy said...

I just can't wait for that interview! I've read bits and pieces of the Napoleon for Dummies and it is interesting, you're right. I will check out more of his books though.