Napoleon 200 Years

Full Interview - PP#8 - Downfall of the Empreror - the legacy of Napoleon Bonaparte - Pt.2

Napoleon at Fontainebleau, 31 March 1814 (detail; 1840), Paul Delaroche. Musée de l'armée/Alamy Stock Photo
Napoleon at Fontainebleau, 31 March 1814 (detail; 1840), Paul Delaroche. Musée de l'armée/Alamy Stock Photo © Musée de l'armée

For the second part of this special edition of Paris Perspective on Napoleon's legacy 200 years after his death, RFI's David Coffey speaks to historian Dr. Peter Hicks, international relations director at the Fondation Napoléon, to discuss the Emperor's fall and rise - onto the Battle of Waterloo - and his ultimate defeat and exile to St. Helena.