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Discover We assassinated Napoléon !, the unpublished short story of Jean Tulard


EXCLUSIVE - Each week, Le Figaro Magazine publishes an unpublished short story from a writer. It's Jean Tulard's turn.

This October 13, 1809, Joseph Fouché watched from the window of his office on the Quai Voltaire flowing the Seine.

The all-powerful Minister of Police is in a gloomy mood.

Of course, Napoleon has just won at Wagram, but there is talk of a marriage with an Austrian archduchess, a niece of Marie-Antoinette and Louis XVI.

However, Fouché voted for the death of the king.

He senses his disgrace.

At the beginning of the year Talleyrand had already suffered a violent algarade on the part of the Emperor and, excluded from any function, retired to Valençay.

Is it now Fouché's turn?

To read also:

Napoleon facing himself

This one sighs.

He defeated Robespierre, but Napoleon?

A bailiff knocks on the door: an urgent letter came by mail, then telegraph, from Vienna, from Schulmeister, the famous spy in charge of Napoleon's security in Austria.

Fouché reads:

“I am warning you immediately.

The Emperor was assassinated on October 12 by an unknown person during the military parade in front of the castle.

I'm investigating.

Make all arrangements in Paris. ”


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Source: lefigaro

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