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Willow From Grave Of Napoleon

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A friend has one of the clones in their yard. 2012 photo

I had just read about a new bio being released November 4th, 2014

“Andrew Roberts’s Napoleon is the first one-volume biography to take advantage of the recent publication of Napoleon’s thirty-three thousand letters, which radically transform our understanding of his character and motivation. At last we see him as he was: protean multitasker, decisive, surprisingly willing to forgive his enemies and his errant wife Josephine. Like Churchill, he understood the strategic importance of telling his own story, and his memoirs, dictated from exile on St. Helena, became the single bestselling book of the nineteenth century.

An award-winning historian, Roberts traveled to fifty-three of Napoleon’s sixty battle sites, discovered crucial new documents in archives, and even made the long trip by boat to St. Helena. He is as acute in his understanding of politics as he is of military history. Here at last is a biography worthy of its subject: magisterial, insightful, beautifully written, by one of our foremost historians.”

: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/napoleon-andrew-roberts/1118663071?ean=9780698176287

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My favorite Willow is in Maury my families graveyard…. also 2012 photo

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2014 photo of the Ross Road Willow which is a cutting from Saint-Helena willow. A book I’m currently reading “The Judgement of Paris” by Ross King quote : “All over France willows grow from cuttings taken from the tree that had sheltered his tomb on Saint-Helena.”

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One response

  1. A History of the George Washington Grave Site Weeping Willow Tree

    According to history, the lineage of the tree dates back to the Island of St. Helena and the final resting place of Napoleon Bonaparte. In 1821, he was buried there “in a lonely spot near a spring shaded by two weeping willows.”

    In 1835, clippings from the trees were presented to the U.S. from France and they were planted around the grave of George Washington at Mt. Vernon.

    August 24, 2014 at 1:50 am

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