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Napoleon's Traitor: The Masons and Marshal Ney's Mysterious Escape

Napoleon's Traitor: The Masons and Marshal Ney's Mysterious Escape

Toby Giese

  • 2000


Since the Ney legend started way back in 1820 in North Carolina, it has been a mystery up until now. Marshal Ney, Napoleon’s favorite, went on trial in the Chamber of Peers and was found guilty of treason with execution by firing squad. But the story is that the firing squad execution was a fake! His supposed body was taken to the hospital, where he donned a disguise and slipped out of France on a ship to America. With new evidence, proof of what happened, and a lot of hard research, the mystery of Michel Ney & Peter Stuart Ney has been solved. The book takes you from the Waterloo Battle to the time he set foot in America where he became Peter Stuart Ney the schoolteacher, and even up to his death on 15 November 1846 (31 years after his execution). This is not a new twist to the story of Ney, but the actual facts. For this 169-year-old mystery has come to an end. (77pp. illus. Author, 1989.)