To be a royalist in France in those days could mean one of three things: Legitimist -- the Bourbons whose heir the Comte de Chambord lived in exile in Austria; Orleanist -- led by the Comte de Paris; or Napoleonist
. Lyautey's family embraced all three.
He wrote Storm in Oxford, A Fantasy and Of Unsound Mind, two novels, in 1932, a book about the European radio war (Voices in the Darkness) in 1943, and an historical study, The Napoleonists
: A Study in Political Disaffection, 1760-1960 in 1970.