Oh goodness you’re quite welcome. I’m only sorry to you and the rest of my wonderful followers (hello, new people!) for not posting more <3
We are not alone. Napoleon lovers are everywhere! But mostly…here.
My friend linked me to this, an old episode of Doctor Who. If you watch it to around 9:20, there’s Napoleon! It’s wonderful to see two of my favorite things collide in one orgy of awesome.
Hell to the yes.
Here is a little list of horses which the Emperor owned aka when you get a horse, you know how to name him now.
The most famous ones were:
- Wagram, a gray Arab Napoleon rode from 1809 onwards, it was brought along during the Elba exile.
- Roitelet, an English-Limousin chestnut given to Napoleon by Prince Eugene de Beauharnais, it carried Napoleon back from Russia and was ridden at Lutzen and Arcis-sur-Aube.
- Intendant, a pure white Norman nicknamed “Coco” by the Imperial Guard. He was mainly used for parades and reviews because of his calm, steady, and graceful nature during such ceremonies.
- Vizir, one of the Emperor’s favorites, this gray Arab was a gift from the Sultan of Turkey in 1805 and 10 years later Napoleon brought it with him to Saint-Helena. It now resides — stuffed — in the Musée de l’Armée in Paris.
- Marengo, a gray Arab captured after Waterloo. His skeleton is kept at the National Army Museum in London.
- Tauris, this gray was a gift from Alexander (Tsar of Russia) was ridden by Napoleon at Vitepsk, Smolensk, Borodino, during his entrance in Moscow, and during the retreat from Russia. After being brought to Elba, it was ridden from Golf-Juan to Paris during the Hundred Days.
- Cyrus, one of the horses Napoleon rode at Austerlitz.
- Styrie, ridden by Bonaparte across the Great Saint-Bernard, and at Marengo.
- Désirée, ridden at Waterloo.
The names of some of his other horses include: Aboukir, Familier, Cheikh, Triomphant, Austerlitz, Calvados, Cid, Cordoue, Sagonte, Sélim, Bouffon, Conquérant, Extrême, Folâtre, Gracieux, Timide, Sahara, Major, Belle, Distingué, Gisors, Lowska, Favori, Harbet, Néron, Tamerlan, Hippogriffe, Kurde, Labrador, Sara, Épicurien, Embelli, Gessner, Bréant, Wuzbourg, Montevideo, Artaxercés, Aly, Coceyre, Sultan, Russe, Estime, Arabella, Babylonien, Euphrate, Hahim, Harbet, Helavert, Héricle, Lydienne, Lyre, Naïade, Nankin, Naturaliste, Naufragé, Nausicaa, Navigateur, Navire, Ninon, Emin, Gonsalvo.
Vizir in Musée de l’Armée
OH GOOD GOD THIS IS AMAZING HERE LET ME SHARE ONE OF MY FAVOURITE NAPOLEON PIXX FOR GREAT SEXY JUSTICE.
Um.. have you read ANYTHING about Napoleon and Josephine’s relationship? If this site is dedicated to the memory of Napoleon, then perhaps it wouldn’t be too great of an idea to bag the crap out of the woman he loved.
Ever hear the last word that passed Napoleon’s lips? That’s right- ‘Josephine’. Ever read one of his love letters? Ever hear about how on the night he came to his decision he collapsed on the floor and uttered over and over again, “My poor Josephine, I shall never be able to leave you.”?
If this is dedicated to Napoleon as you claim then have a little more respect.
This wasn’t a question, so I’m jess editing it.
I’ve read tons and tons about Napoleon and Josephine. Honestly, their relationship was beautiful, if not always smooth sailing. And yes, I know of his last words, I’ve read (and posted—read the blog) his love letters. His devotion to her was incredible. She was his everything. I know all this.
I’m not saying she was a terrible person either. She wasn’t!
But this blog is here not just to honor the memory of Napoleon, it’s also here for me (and others who love Napoleon as much as me) to have a laugh. Every time I refer to her as TBJ it’s what’s commonly known as a joke. It is humorous because it displays my supposedly fanatical love of Napoleon, to the point where I’m jealous of his wife.
If it bothers you so much, you don’t have to read the blog. So…thanks for the input, but relax.
Oh dear, I completely abandoned the blog for quite a while. Let’s get it up and running again.
Anything for you, dear.
I’m so glad you like it! I hope you continue to enjoy the crazy stuff I (well, we if people join) put out.
I really underestimated how much life was going interfere with running this tumblr and it bothers me that I can’t post a ton, so does anyone want to help out? Either send a message or reply to this post (with your email address) if you want to be a member (being a member would let you post without having to go through the submission process).
Thanks, guys. Make Napoleon (that’s for you, catiche) proud!
Very idealistic and stylized portrait of young Napoleon. The author pointed out his nickname “eagle” a lot here.
Hell yeah it exists!
Sorry, I beat you to it. I hope you enjoy it, though!
1807 Spring collection.
He surely got some influence from Fourth Coalition.
That’s so cool! Thanks, I welcome you and your love of history. Rock on.
Elisa: The Smart Girl
I guess all the Bonapartes were attractive.
Elisa’s full name/title was Maria Anna Elisa Bonaparte Baciocchi Levoy, Princesse Française, Duchess of Lucca and Princess of Piombino, Grand Duchess of Tuscany, Countess of Compignano. Which right away hints at what a badass she was.
The eldest of the Bonaparte girls, Elisa was intelligent and witty, and politically competent. She was the only sister Nappy trusted with any real power, and he gave her the territory of Lucca, which she administered mainly by herself, holding more power than her husband. She loved the arts and encouraged artistic ventures in all the territories she ruled over. She also encouraged education reform (made those damn kids go to school) and public works programs (get some public parks all up in this bitch).
In 1809 she became Grand Duchess of Tuscany, because she was one awesome bitch. However, her relations with her Emperor bro became strained as he called her out for not doing exactly what he told her to.
In 1813 the Neapolitans marched on her territories, and she lost her titles in both Tuscany and Lucca. She was eventually exiled, and died before Napoleon in 1820.