An international scholarly online history journal on First and Second Empire subjects: articles, bibliographies, book reviews, in english and in french

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A close-up on: Queen Hortense



- The Memoirs of Queen Hortense, notes by Jean Hanoteau, 2 vols, London: Thornton Butterworth, 1928
- Makers of History, Hortense, by John S. C. Abbot, New Haven and London; Harper & Bros, 1870 
- Memoirs of Hortense de Beauharnais, Duchesse of St. Leu, ex-Queen of Holland, by Auguste de Messence, Comte de Lagarde, Philadelphia: Key and Biddle, 1833
- Queen Hortense, by Luise Mühlbach, translated from the German by Chapman Coleman, New York: D. Appelton and Co., 1890 - available as an e-book (external link)
- Daughter To Napoleon : A Biography of Hortense, Queen Of Holland, by Constance Wright, New York: Holt, Rinehart And Winston, 1961



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