This is what Napoleon did when his adult stepchildren tried to start living on their own apart from him.

Napoleon was a lot more emotionally driven than perhaps most people realize - if they think of him at all.


A great insight into Napoleon’s character can be gleaned by how dedicated he was to his stepchildren. 


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Hortense did not object in any way when Napoleon insisted on naming all three of her sons Napoleon. When the man below was born, his father wanted to name him after himself. Napoleon switched it up and put his own name first. Hortense raised the one son she was able to rear completely to vindicate her stepfather - which he mostly managed to do as Napoleon III.


Napoleon Louis, Hortense’s second son. Hortense painted this work.