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Written by Linden
(2/17/2003 2:52 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Napoleon blankets?, penned by Kay S
No: you've stumped me on that one -- and googling shows up nothing. It's an odd phrase, for one thing: the British tended to refer to the man as Bonaparte rather than Napoeleon during that period (ie they acknowledged that he was a general, but not an Emperor and entitled to be referred to by his Christian name). Googling shows up nothing on Bonaparte blankets, either.
] Was this the hysteria-driven Regency equivalent of plastic sheeting and duct tape?
There was a serious possibility of invasion: Bonaparte had amassed a sizeable army waiting for the right opportunity to invade. It never came, largely thanks to the Royal Navy (hoorah!)
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