Thursday, June 5, 2014

Abdication of the King of Sardinia

From Madame Gilfurt:
Charles Emmanuel became King of Sardinia in 1796, 21 years after he began his childless marriage to his beloved Marie Clotilde. His reign was not to be peaceful for long and just two years later the French First Republic declared war on Sardinia, leaving Charles with a vastly depleted kingdom. With Clotilde at his side he traveled to Italy and settled in Naples quite happily, surrounded by friends and family. (Read more.)

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