Who would have thought it?

Wood engraving

Punch 28 (1855): 155

Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte (20 April 1808 – 9 January 1873) visits Queen Victoria and Albert in England. His visit was surprising in that he was the nephew of Napoleon I, whom England and Prussia had defeated at Waterloo in 1815 and sent into exile on St. Helena. After winning election as the first President of the Second Republic, as Napoleon III, he was the Emperor of the Second French Empire (1852-70).

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