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‘The scholarship is impressive, the narrative has pace and panache’ — The Times
Professor of Western European History at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, Michael Broers joins us with the second instalment in his biography of that most intriguing historical leader: Napoleon Bonaparte. Volume one, Solider of Destiny, was praised for its ‘detail, empathy and even-handedness’, painting a vivid picture of the man, as well as being the first biography to make use of new research on Napoleon’s correspondence.
This second volume, The Spirit of the Age, is a continuation of Broers’ stellar work, and sheds light on the most interesting period of Napoleon’s life 1805-1810, covering his victory at Austerlitz, his divorce from Josephine, and much, much more.