Napoleon Bonaparte, French emperor, ..
What happened to Napoleons two sons
There werenow, in Talleyrand's opinion, several humiliated states thatcould only be expected to oppose Napoleonic France in thefuture.
Late in 1807 Napoleon, impatient with Talleyrand's independentviews on foreign policy, moved him away from holding the office offoreign minister but continued to call upon Talleyrand'sservices and counsels in foreign affairs.
After the displacement of the Spanish monarchy by Napoleonfrom May 1808 Talleyrand was reluctantly obliged to accomodatesome of the exiled Spanish royals (as things transpired untilMarch 1814!) at his own estate and château ofValençay.
Talleyrand had particularly disapproved of Napoleon's policyof overthrowing the Spanish monarchy and, although he did notadvertise the fact, he had actually become convinced that for thegood of France and of Europe he should covertly plot to ensureNapoleon's downfall.
Napoleon and Alexander I Tsar of Russia met at the Congress ofErfurt which began in late September, 1808.
One to Marie and one to his mistress
By1808, Napoleon was at the pinnacle of power. He controlled most ofEurope to some degree or other. France was tightly under control andefficiently run. But forces were converging that would bring theNapoleonic regime crashing down in ruins.