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Feeling sorry for Chopin with George Alexander Osborne

Unless you are intending to enter the EuroMillions draw, or perhaps have an important appointment, September 24th may not appear to be a particularly noteworthy date. However, at the People’s Museum, hanging on the wall next to the Museum of Childhood Ireland exhibition, there is a portrait which makes September 24th a somewhat more interesting […]

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French Connection: King Joseph’s Coat

Joseph Bonaparte (1768-1844), the eldest brother of Napoleon, was successively King of Naples (1806-1808) and King of Spain (1808-13). At the Battle of Vitoria (21 June 1813) a British, Portuguese and Spanish force led by the Anglo-Irish General Arthur Wellesley, 1st Marquess of Wellington, defeated the French under King Joseph. A victory which would prove […]