Napoleon Series Archive 2003

Re: Meaning of the word "toise"

You can also check Tousard for measurement. He goes into some detail and conversion units and is a contemporary primary source.
As to being negligible, that depends on perspective. In French feet, Napoleon was five feet, two inches, which when careless authors used that as a direct translation, Napoleon was 'short.' If you convert it from French to English feet, he's about five feet six, which was average height for that day. Therefore, he wasn't 'short.'

Sincerely,
Kevin

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