Episode #6 – Napoleon Bonaparte: Man or Myth? (Part I)

Napoleon is simultaneously one of the most well-known and most misunderstood figures in Western history. He has been portrayed as both the ultimate romantic hero and the most despicable war-mongering dictator. Napoleon’s life is riddled with legends, exaggerations, lies, and many unbelievable-but-true events! Has Napoleon become more of a myth than a man? Tune in and find out how the Sphinx’s nose, Charles Dickens’ favourite historian, little cabbages, and Steve Jobs all play a role in the story!

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