The Second French Empire has fallen and Empress Eugénie fled to England, but what happened next? Today we conclude our look at her life in exile, including her reunions with Napoleon III and their son, as well as the lasting piece of French imperialism she established in the English countryside.
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Empress Eugenie in Exile, Part I: Flight from Paris
This episode is part of our Revolutionary France Series.
Music: "Evening Melodrama" by Kevin Macleod (www.incompetech.com)