Podcast Episode 4: What Did Napoleon Wear? featuring Mark Schneider

Mark as Napoleon (death stare optional)… (Photo by Luc Morel)

Hello All!

This week’s episode of Fashion History with American Duchess is all about the big guy himself – Napoleon! While Abby was in Virginia in April, she sat down with Mark Schneider, one of the premiere living historians who portrays Napoleon all over the world.

Here is the real Napoleon for comparison:

The Emperor Napoleon in His Study at the Tuileries, by Jacques-Louis David, 1812, National Gallery of Art DC

As you can see, the resemblance is strong, just one of the reasons why it’s such a treat to watch Mark become Napoleon. Below you will find more images of Mark, Napoleon, and artifacts linked to Napoleon (that we talk about in the podcast) as well as links to the different events around the world that Mark will be attending as Napoleon.

Mark as Napoleon at Malmaison (Photo by Joeri de Rocker)

General Napoleon Bonaparte during the Battle of Arcole in 1796, by Antoine-Jean Gros, 1801, via Waterloo200
Mark as Napoleon filming for a documentary about Napoleon’s time in Northern Italy. (Photo by Michaela Wecker)
Photo of Napoleon’s Hat and Greatcoat from Fontainbleau (via)
Mark in his hat and greatcoat at the reenactment of the Battle of Austerlitz in 2015 (Photo by Michaela Wecker)

Legion of Honor Medal (via)

Mark will be portraying Napoleon at these events this year:
Jane Austen Festival at Locust Grove in Louisville, Kentucky. (We’ll be there, too!)
3rd Imperial Jubilee at Malmaison France
Austerlitz in Czech Republic


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