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Westphalian crownorder and medals (1807 - 1813)

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This looks like an interesting book, Jacques, on a subject I - for one - don't know anything about.  Perhaps one for my Christmas present list :)

I am intrigued by the blingtastic helmet and cuirass as I have never seen one like it before. Can you tell me more about it or, at least, where the image comes from. Thanks in advance.

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The helmet and the cuirass belonged to King Jérôme .

They can be seen in the Musée Napoléon I - Château de Fontainebleau.

 

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Thanks for clearing that up, Jacques. So it's unique for the 'Commander-in-chief' rather than being for what would have been - even without the Orders insignia on the cuirass - the best dressed cavalry in Europe!

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Does it contain a list of all men who were decorated with the order of the crown?

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