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Napoleonic memorabilia collected after the Battle of Waterloo

Manufacture de Versailles

Robe sword and scabbard 1802-03

RCIN 61171

Queen's Guard Chamber, Windsor Castle

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In 1799 a new system of government, led by three Consuls, was introduced in France.  Napoleon was elected First Consul. A sword of this pattern was provided to each of them, although this one is of a later date and must have been a replacement for the original. It was acquired by George IV with a certificate swearing that it had belonged to Napoleon himself.