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Why Napoleon continues to intrigue

May 24th, 2016

Episode 410 of 508 episodes

He took control of France in 1799 at the age of thirty following a coup of the Directory – the name given to the regime which had held power after the fall of Robespierre. It had taken Napoleon barely three years to rise from political obscurity to become the so-called saviour of France; a leader who convinced almost everyone to “Despair of Relying on Yourselves and Rely Only on Me’.

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