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This was very informative but extremely boring🤷🏽♀️I did not think this historical period could ever be boring but this author manages.
Maybe a 3.5. While I found the story of Marie Louise compelling, the structure of book was odd. Each chapter is organized around a topic. So after having read a great deal about political events during the period from Napoleon's capture to his death in 1821, the next chapter is about how Marie Louise had a secret relationship with one of her senior advisors in Parma, and had several children with him. This approach made some things hard to follow. However, the actual story is fascinating - a you...