Napoleon’s second wife, Marie Louise, said that she brought utter disaster to anyone near her.

This is the person Napoleon’s enemies let him marry. Marie Louise was kept away from her family after they took her back from Napoleon. 


This is from the Memoirs of Queen Hortense - which we are preparing for a Kindle edition.


“The Empress, whom the Duchess had informed of what was happening, appeared to be much upset. “I seem to attract misfortune wherever I go,’  she said to me. “All those who have had anything to do with me, either intimately or at a distance, have suffered from this more or less. Since my childhood I have constantly been obliged to escape hurriedly from where I happened to be.’”