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Re: Emperor Napoleon III and his family
« Reply #225 on: June 09, 2011, 10:11:44 AM »
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Re: Emperor Napoleon III and his family
« Reply #226 on: June 09, 2011, 07:15:32 PM »

Aloha all!

I've become interested in one of the mistresses of Napoleon III - Virginie, Countess de Castiglione. 

The photographs of her are fascinating and amazing and I cannot find one book (in English at least) that talks about this very ambitious and narcissistic woman.  She seemed to have been completely obsessed with
her looks and buried herself away when they began to fade.

Can anyone recommend a good source for information or more photos on her?  I find her really amazing and would like to learn more about her life.
I know she had a son, but can't find out what happened to him other than he died young and apparently there was a series of photos done of him that made him look like the Countess?

Thank you to anyone who can help out!

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Re: Emperor Napoleon III and his family
« Reply #227 on: June 15, 2011, 03:11:30 PM »

Aloha all!

Just "bumping" my question up - does no one know about the Countess de Castiglione?

I'm really interested in her and am only finding so much on the internet - the one incredibly expensive photo book is great, but I'd love to know about any others.

As well as more of her personal history and her son.

Thank you!

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Re: Emperor Napoleon III and his family
« Reply #228 on: June 15, 2011, 04:31:30 PM »
maybe you will find some info  here

http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php?topic=5510.0

Or make the same inquire there . I think this is an excellent excuse to bump that interesting topic. Good luck!!!

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« Reply #229 on: August 07, 2012, 02:06:22 PM »
Eugenie embraces her little Imperial Prince, NIII is behind them


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Re: Emperor Napoleon III and his family
« Reply #231 on: May 18, 2013, 07:57:34 PM »
I have some books on NIII and family:
The Prince Imperial was killed in the Zulu war in 1879. The books "Washing of the Spears" by Donald M Morris and "The Zulu War A Pictorial History" Michael Barthorp both have chapters deal with his death.
Books on NIII lost the Franco-Prussian war ect:
"The Fall of Paris the Siege and the Commune 1870-1871 Alister Horne
The Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871" Michael Howard
"The Franco-Prussian war Geoffery Warwo
from osprey publishing;
The French Army 1870-71 (1) & (2) Stephen Shann & Louis Delperied
The German Armies 1870-71 (1) & (2) Michael Shopa
The Franco_Prussian War Stephen Stephen Radsey
The Mexican Adventure 1861-1867 Rene Chartrand

archive.org has
My Mistress, The Empress Eugenie, Carette Bovet

I hope you find some of these books of some use for some of them you can view parts on Amazon.com The Mexican Adventure p2 has a drawing of NIII and Eugnie