TIL that in 1848, after abdicating the French throne, Louis Philippe escaped to England under the pseudonym ‘Mr Smith’, where he would spend the rest of his life before dying in 1850

Read more: https://www.biography.com/royalty/louis-philippe

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  1. True story. I am currently sat on the site where he and his family lived out their lives in the UK.

    This is purely by chance I saw this post.

    Haven’t even read the article but I do know this area at the time did not have much Catholic land nearby so the family had to convince a very small parish nearby to allow him to be buried there.

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