Shannon Selin

About me

Shannon Selin is the author of Napoleon in America (January 2014), which imagines what might have happened if Napoleon Bonaparte had escaped from exile on St. Helena and wound up in the United States in 1821. Her short stories have appeared in The Copperfield Review and CommuterLit. Shannon blogs about Napoleonic and 19th century history at shannonselin.com. She lives in Vancouver, Canada, where she is working on the next novel in her Napoleon series.

From my website

Napoleon and the Marquis de Lafayette

Gilbert du Motier, the Marquis de Lafayette by Ary Scheffer, 1824Major General Gilbert du Motier, the Marquis de Lafayette, was a hero of both the American and French revolutions. As his involvement in these is well-covered elsewhere, I will focus on Lafayette’s relationship with Napoleon Bonaparte. Though Lafayette initially hoped…

Napoleon’s Children, Part 2

Napoleon’s illegitimate son, Charles Léon DenuelleIn Napoleon in America, Napoleon worries about his son, who is living in Vienna with his grandfather, Francis I of Austria. Napoleon François Charles Joseph Bonaparte – also known as the King of Rome, Napoleon II, the Prince of Parma and the Duke of Reichstadt…

Napoleon’s Children, Part 1

Eugène de Beauharnais by Andrea Appiani, 1809In Napoleon in America, Napoleon worries about his son, who is living in Vienna with his grandfather, Francis I of Austria. Napoleon François Charles Joseph Bonaparte – also known as the King of Rome, Napoleon II, the Prince of Parma and the Duke of…

 
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