The Reluctant King: Joseph Bonaparte, King Of The Two Sicilies And Spain #2020

The Reluctant King: Joseph Bonaparte, King Of The Two Sicilies And Spain By Michael Ross The Reluctant King Joseph Bonaparte King Of The Two Sicilies And Spain Joseph Bonaparte the elder brother of the great Napoleon has been sadly neglected by historians This is the first major biography to be published in English Moreover with the exception of Bernard N
  • Title: The Reluctant King: Joseph Bonaparte, King Of The Two Sicilies And Spain
  • Author: Michael Ross
  • ISBN: 9780884054931
  • Page: 331
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  • The Reluctant King: Joseph Bonaparte, King Of The Two Sicilies And Spain By Michael Ross
    The Reluctant King: Joseph Bonaparte, King Of The Two Sicilies And Spain By Michael Ross Joseph Bonaparte, the elder brother of the great Napoleon, has been sadly neglected by historians This is the first major biography to be published in English Moreover, with the exception of Bernard Narbonne s study, published in Paris in 1949, and Gabriel Girod de l Ain s recent monumental work, published in Paris in 1970, the few historians to write on Joseph haveJoseph Bonaparte, the elder brother of the great Napoleon, has been sadly neglected by historians This is the first major biography to be published in English Moreover, with the exception of Bernard Narbonne s study, published in Paris in 1949, and Gabriel Girod de l Ain s recent monumental work, published in Paris in 1970, the few historians to write on Joseph have concentrated only on specific periods of his life as Ambassador to Rome, as King of the two Sicilies or as King of Spain, or his subsequent exiles in Switzerland and America The Reluctant King admirably fills the gap in the vast collection of Napoleana and at last provides British readers with a comprehensive and revealing biography of Joseph Bonaparte, whose chequered life makes fascinating reading Michael Ross makes extensive use of Joseph s memoirs and correspondence, including many letters to and from Napoleon, never as yet published in English, and he exposes a great many myths that have grown up around Napoleon Joseph, despite his many faults, emerges as a loveable and highly intelligent man, the victim of his younger brother s overweaning ambition As Frederic Masson wrote, Of all Napoleon s family, Joseph deserves a place apart Joseph, who has never been accorded the merits he deserves, was of all the Bonapartes the most level headed of all Napoleon s brothers, he alone deserved to be worthy of a Kingdom.
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    • Excellent assessment of Joseph Bonaparte Not a big book so much could still be said but really gave a sense of knowing the man and his trials


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