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Napoleon, Divorce and Women’s Rights

It’s been a while since I reblogged an article from one of my favorite blogs, ArtLark. This piece on the famous divorce of Napoleon and Josephine and its effect on women’s rights is quite timely, because I just released an episode of my Second Decade podcast about Napoleon (specifically Napoleon in Russia). As usual ArtLark’s take is a more humanistic approach, and this is a very good read.

On the 10th of January 1810, the divorce ceremony of Napoleon Bonaparte and his wife Joséphine was performed as a grand social gathering, with each of the parties reading out a statement of devotion…

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