House of Bonaparte

A golden opportunity

A replica of the tiara presented to Empress Marie-Louise of France in 1811 - just one of the treasures on show in Central at Chaumet of Paris.

Tuesday, 4 December, 2007, 12:00am

Putting on the glitz: Napoleon's jewels

Many fine jewellers have been linked to royals and aristocracy over the years, for example Cartier, jeweller of choice for the Duchess of Windsor. For Chaumet, a long and lasting relationship with French emperor Napoleon I established the French house as one of the world's most prestigious jewellers.

3 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Loser in sexual and military battlefields


by Paul Johnson

Penguin $200

6 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Count no poisoner

In the article headlined 'Who killed Napoleon?' (South China Morning Post, July 5), John Lichfield (of The Independent) revives the old polemic concerning the death of Napoleon Bonaparte. This polemic should be put to rest, because it is based on pure supposition.

19 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

Let's get quizzical

Questions: 1 In what year was Nelson Mandela released from prison? 2 In which city would you find O'Hare airport? 3 Who discovered oxygen? 4 Who starred in the futuristic movie Westworld? 5 What is a rotifer? a) a tree b) a type of Indian bread c) a microscopic, aquatic animal 6 Who wrote the novel The Remains Of The Day? 7 Who said: 'There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous'?

13 Jun 1999 - 12:00am