The Egyptian Hall in Piccadilly

Sharon Lathan

Sharon Lathan is the best-selling author of The Darcy Saga, a ten-volume sequel series to Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice.

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Hello Sharon! A very nice and interesting article. I loved the ending, “another reason to hate Starbucks… LOL” (I hate Starbucks too!)

BTW, I remember reading that Napoleon’s carriage was destroyed in a fire. However, as you did not mention that disaster ever taking place at the Egyptian Hall, I did a bit of research and I found that it was bought by Madame Tussaud in the 1840s. It was in her museum that Napoleon’s carriage was destroyed by a fire in 1925. What a sad loss!

The carriage had been captured by a platoon of Prussian soldiers under the command of Major von Keller, who later on sold the carriage to the British government for the huge sum of 3.500 guineas! God only knows how much William Bullock paid for it!

Thank you for your wonderful stories


cindie snyder

Nice pics! Those Starbucks are all over!lol

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