How the seeds of the modern world were sown between the French Revolution (1789) and the Battle of Waterloo (1815). Uses dramatic recreations, expert opinions and the words of key players: Robespierre, Wellington, Burke, Napoleon. Vicissitudes of France and Britain. Liberty, equality, nationalism, industrialisation, birth of the working class.
"Soldier, emperor, lover, statesman. For nearly two decades he strode the world stage like a colossus - loved and despised, venerated and feared. From his birth on the rugged island of Corsica to his final exile on the godforsaken island of St Helena, 'Napoleon' brings this extraordinary figure to life"