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THE MAN WHO WOULD BE—AND WAS—KING PART 2

THE YEAR 1810 was a busy one for Napoleon, for Jean-Baptiste Jules Bernadotte (Napoleon’s appointed Prince of Portecorvo), and for King Charles XIII of Sweden. Emperor Napoleon’s goal of conquering … Continue reading

June 26, 2018 · 1 Comment

THE MAN WHO WOULD BE—AND WAS—KING PART 1

WITH HOMAGE to Rudyard Kipling’s The Man Who Would Be King, 1888, here’s a tale of Frenchman Jean-Baptiste Jules Bernadotte who actually became Sweden’s King Charles XIV John. It’s a … Continue reading

June 25, 2018 · Leave a comment