Queen Victoria visits Empres and Emperor aboad 'Bretagne', 1858.

Smythe, Lionel

Queen Victoria visits Empres and Emperor aboad 'Bretagne', 1858.
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm

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Plate from the 'Illustrated London News'. Queen Victoria (1819-1901) met the Emperor Napoleon III (1808-1873), who had asumed the title of Emperor of France in 1852, and his wife the Spanish countes Eugenie de Montijo (1826-1920) aboard the 'Bretagne' at Cherbourg, France. Napoleon gave his country two decades of prosperity under a stable authoritarian government with the active support of his wife, who influenced Napoleon's foreign policy. His empire ended in defeat in the Franco-Prusian war of 1871.

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