Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 –1821) (PT81)
Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 1821) (PT81)
Rare deep red sash belonging to the emperor
Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 -1821) was born in Corsica to a gentry family. In a coup d'etat in November 1799, Napoleon became first consul. Soon after, he became consul for life and, in 1804, he was made emperor.
During his reign, Napoleon reinstated Roman Catholicism as the state religion, centralised the government, created the Bank of France and instigated a law reform, the Code Napoleon.
The Napoleonic Wars involved every major European power and, in their wake, France secured a dominant position in European affairs. From 1812, a series of failed battles ended in Napoleon's defeat the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. Imprisoned on the island of St Helen, Napoleon died on 5th May 1821.
Deep red sash belonging to Napoleon Bonaparte
A fantastic item of personal memorabilia, this deep red sash, apparently belonging to Napoleon, measures approximately 90 inches in length, with tassels at each end.
This sash is accompanied by three autographed letters of provenance, together with a few Napoleon related items and a hardback edition of "Napoleon-emperor" by J.T. Herbert Baily.
One letter of provenance, signed by Helen Ashby, states "I Helen Ashby give this sash that belonged to Napoleon the 1st at St. Helena & that was given to me by my Grandfather General Anderson Gibsone to my son Colonel George Ashby Ashby"
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