Napoleon: The Man Behind the Myth
Saturday, 6 April 2019
Worcester College: Lecture Theatre
£7 - £12.50
Historian and writer Adam Zamoyski strips away the self-serving legend crafted by Napoleon himself to uncover the real man behind the myths.
Zamoyski says there is a more human, more understandable and far more interesting Napoleon beneath all the prejudice and myth. He explains how a boy from Corsica came to achieve what he did, placing him firmly in the context of his age. Zamoyski says Napoleon’s social, physical and sexual insecurities turned his struggle for survival into a quest for acceptance through the pursuit of power, leading ultimately to his final defeat.
Zamoyski has written more than a dozen books on key figures and aspects of European history including the bestselling 1812: Napoleon’s Fatal March on Moscow and Rites of Peace: The Fall of Napoleon and the Congress of Vienna.