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Empress Eugene and troops at Farnborough Hill 1915

Empress Eugene and troops at Farnborough Hill 1915
Empress Eugene of France (1826-1920). The Empress lived at Farnborough Hill from 1881 to her death in 1920. During World War One the house was used as a military hospital for officers.

, lisabee73, have particularly liked this photo

I've read about the Empress Eugenie being 'given' somewhere to live in England by Queen Victoria, I'm not sure if 'given' is the right word, but Queen Victoria seems to have 'offered' them a home after the Franco-Prussian War. Also her son was considered a possible husband for Princess Beatrice, but sadly he was killed in 1879 (Anglo-Zulu War).
This is a fascinating group of photos.
Empress Eugenie was present at the official opening of the Suez Canal in 1869.
She must have had a very interesting life. She certainly looks very active in this photo, even at 90 (or thereabouts).
6 years ago. Edited 6 years ago.
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I brought these in a junk shop in Nottingham many years ago; I'm sure their were more, I will do my best to find them. I think they lived somewhere in south London when they first went into exile.
6 years ago.

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