[Read] ➲ Napoleon ➺ Adam Zamoyski – Tbjewellers.co.uk Born in Corsica and a brilliant military leader during the French revolution Napoleon became Emperor in 1804 and dominated European and indeed global affairs for the next ten years leading France agai Born in Corsica and a brilliant military leader during the French revolution Napoleon became Emperor in and dominated European and indeed global affairs for the next ten years leading France against a series of coalitions in what were later called the Napoleonic wars His victories are the stuff of legend as is his famous invasion of Russia in disastrous and shattering retreat from Moscow two years later and final defeat by Britain and its allies at Waterloo in So how great a military leader was Napoleon And how skilled a political operator Why are his relationships with women and especially his Empress Josephine so famous And what of his legacy – in particular how important was the so called Napoleonic Code “The ideas that underpin our modern world—meritocracy euality before the law property rights religious toleration modern secular education sound finances and so on—were championed consolidated codified and geographically extended by Napoleon” says Andrew Roberts “To them he added a rational and efficient local administration an end to rural banditry the encouragement of science and the arts the abolition of feudalism and the greatest codification of laws since the fall of the Roman Empie” Zamoyski assesses this verdict of Napoleon and gives his own view of the greatness and legacy of one of history’s most compelling figures .
A historian and a member of the ancient Zamoyski family of Polish nobility Born in New York City and raised in England He is Chairman of the Board of the Princes Czartoryski Foundation On June in London England he married the artist Emma Sergeant.
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- 02 November 2016 Adam Zamoyski