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1808 - The Flight of the Emperor - a book by Gomes, Laurentino

1808 - The Flight of the Emperor

How a Weak Prince, a Mad Queen, and the British Navy Tricked Napoleon and Changed the New World

1808 - The Flight of the Emperor( )
Author: Gomes, Laurentino
ISBN:978-0-7627-8796-8
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:Globe Pequot Press, The
Imprint:Lyons Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $28.95
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In a time of terror for Europe's monarchs--imprisoned, exiled, executed--Napoleon's army marched toward Lisbon. Cornered, Prince Regent João had to make the most fraught decision of his life. Protected by the British Navy, he fled to Brazil with his entire family, including his deranged mother, most of the nobility, and the entire state apparatus. Until then, no European monarch had ever set foot in the...
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