Document ReferenceOs C 648
TitleLetter from [E.J. Stanley], 2nd Baron Stanley of Alderley, Board of Trade, Whitehall, London, to J.E. Denison; 12 Oct. 1855
Date12 October 1855
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionInforms Denison that Legion of Honour proffered by Emperor [Napoléon III] and Prince Napoléon cannot be accepted; states that English subjects cannot wear foreign orders except for military service; comments that decorations can only be worn with Queen's consent; states that they will discuss matter when he arrives in Paris.
Termhonours and decorations, Legion of Honour
monarchy, British
monarchy, French

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA985Victoria (1819-1901); Queen of Great Britain and Ireland; Empress of India1819-1901
NA9751Napoléon (1822-1891); Prince Napoléon; Bonaparte known as 'Plon-Plon' nephew of Napoléon I1822-1891
NA1901Napoléon III (1808-1873); Emperor of the French; president of 2nd French Republic 1850-52 emperor 1852-701808-1873
NA6135Stanley; Edward J. (1802-1869); 2nd Baron Stanley and 1st Baron Eddisbury; cr. 1st Baron Eddisbury 1848 statesman1802-1869
NA199Denison; J. Evelyn (1800-1873); 1st Viscount Ossington; M.P. Speaker of House of Commons 1857-72 created Viscount Ossington 18721800-1873
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