The Age of Napoleon
a history podcast about the Napoleonic era
Napoleon’s life was the stride of a demi-god, from battle to battle, and from victory to victory. It might well be said of him, that he was found in a state of continual enlightenment. On this account, his destiny was more brilliant than any the world had seen before him, or perhaps will ever see after him.
Napoleon was thoroughly unscrupulous. He would steal, slander, assassinate, drown, and poison as his interest dictated. He had no generosity; but mere vulgar hatred; he was intensely selfish; he was perfidious; he cheated at cards.