Napoleon: Man and Myth

Was Napoleon a revolutionary?

By Professor Michael Broers, published 30th August 2019

What was his significance?

Waterloo 200 legacy - Age of Revolution

In this podcast Professor Michael Broers of the University of Oxford looks at the significance of Napoleon Bonaparte.

This podcast was funded by the Age of Revolution education legacy project and recorded with the help of Maria Edwards, Student Ambassador at the University of Kent.


1. Introduction to Napoleon
2. The importance of Waterloo.
3. Was Napoleon a revolutionary?
4. How important is it to study Napoleon’s other achievements besides his Military ones?
5. What is the Inner and Outer Empire?
6. Has the historiography of Napoleon changed?
7. Does the myth of Napoleon effect the history?
8. What Napoleonic sources are most accessible?

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