Napoleon Bonaparte: The man behind the myth

Olivia Hartley and Dr Arabella Byrne talk about Napoleon’s legacy and why the French love anniversaries

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This week marked the bicentenary of the death of Napoleon Bonaparte on the remote South Atlantic island of St. Helena on 5 May 1821.

In this podcast, The Critic’s publisher, Olivia Hartley, talks to Dr Arabella Byrne, a freelance journalist and writer with a doctorate in French Studies, about why, 200 years after his death, Bonaparte remains such a polarising figure in France and beyond.

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