Posts tagged ‘napoleon’

Napoleon: tragic figure or flawed genius?

Napoleon’s christening name was Italian: Napoleone Buonaparte. He was born on the island of Corsica one year after it became French property. […]

02/07/2010. Category: famous. Tags:

People did not have last names in the old times

The Old English word “eke” – “e, k, e” – (pronounced “eek”) – meant “in addition to.” In the old days people […]

12/02/2009. Category: trivia. Tags: ,

Crown treasures remain hidden for 200 years

When Napoleon invaded Spain, Charles IV instructed trusted advisers to hide the crown treasures. They buried them in the walls of the […]

02/08/2009. Category: money. Tags: , , ,