Start Reading

Louis Napoleon: Courting Princess Beatrice

Length: 21 pages15 minutes


Exiled to England after the disastrous war of 1871 against the German Confederation, Emperor Napoleon III of France and his family settle in Chislehurst, Kent, and become close friends of Queen Victoria and the British Royal Family.

The Emperor's son, the young Louis Napoleon, is attracted to Queen Victoria's youngest daughter, Princess Beatrice, and is determined to spend time alone with her, but Princess Beatrice is always accompanied by chaperones. Louis Napoleon must also contend with Bertie, the dissolute Prince of Wales, who might not be ready to see an alliance between the Bonapartes and the British Royal Family.

The main settings for this story are based on real events that were reported in Court Circulars and newspaper articles of February 1872.

Read on the Scribd mobile app

Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.