if u ever get disheartened just remember people in the 19th Century were painting hot Napoleon/Tsar Alexander boyfriend yowz before our great-grandparents were even conceived
OKAY HOLD ON LET’S ADD A LITTLE TO THIS STORY:
- Napoleon once claimed that “if [alexander] was a woman, I would take him as my mistress.”
- They literally did everything together and gave each other’s soldiers medals like they had already gotten married and combined the countries.
- Often described each other as “very handsome” and basically bragged about how good-looking the other was.
- (source: Summit to Greatness, PBS)
the point is that Napoleon was definitely bisexual and these two were a thing and anyone who tells you otherwise is lying