Napoleon III 'should be part of the post-Brexit deal'

Napoleon III 'should be part of the post-Brexit deal': French historians want their last monarch to be returned from tomb in a Hampshire church Napoleon III was laid to rest in a tomb in a church in Farnborough in 1873 French historians are hoping to have his remains repatriated in post-Brexit deal  Dimitri Casali says return of monarch would be a 'gesture of reconciliation' 

By Sophie Law For Mailonline

Published: 09:03 GMT, 1 March 2020 | Updated: 09:21 GMT, 1 March 2020

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French historians have demanded the return of Napoleon III in the wake of Brexit, whose remains lie in a tomb in Hampshire. 

The emperor, who was the final monarch to rule France before he died in exile in 1873, was laid to rest in a church in Farnborough.

But historians in France are hoping to have his remains repatriated as part of a post-Brexit trade deal.

It comes after The Greek government launched a bid to engage in talks with the UK over the return of the Elgin Marbles to Athens, which are currently on display in the British Museum. 

Napoleon III, who was the final monarch to rule France before he died in exile in 1873, was laid to rest in a church in Farnborough

Napoleon III, who was the final monarch to rule France before he died in exile in 1873, was laid to rest in a church in Farnborough

A request has been sent to the Foreign Office asking the government to consider the return of Napoleon III's remains in any future talks, according to the Telegraph.

French historian Dimitri Casali is leading calls for the artefact to be returned to what he believes is the country of origin, and told the publication it would be a 'gesture of reconciliation'

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