Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Michael Broers, Professor of Western European History at Oxford University, and to discuss his new book, Napoleon: The Decline and Fall of an Empire: 1811-1821. They chat about how Napoleon went from the colossus of Europe to a prisoner on tiny St. Helena in just four short years, how exactly he was brought to defeat, and how Tsar Alexander of Russia was Bonaparte’s perfect foil. They also talk about whether Napoleon actually did some good for Europe and the carnage of the Napoleonic Wars.
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Times Literary Supplement: Alan Forrest – “The road to St Helena”
Wall Street Journal: Dominic Green – “‘Napoleon’ Review: The Road to Waterloo”