Sunday, 28 June 2015

Sat 4 July - Philip Mansel, Napoleon's court and Revolution and the News

The Vanity of the Eagle: Philip Mansel goes inside the court of Napoleon
'Where News Meets Arts': A hybrid show curated by Jude Cowan Montague and team
Napoleon has been cast by British newspapers as the enemy of the world. Fear of revolution led him to be described in London as a dangerous revolutionary ogre. We go behind the scenes to find out more about the domestic character of his rule. After the Terror, he took control of French governance and moved into the Tuileries. An army leader who denounced artificial pomp he now found himself in the centre of conventions of royalty. Author Philip Mansel talks about how Napoleon's rule looked behind the caricature.
Philip's book, which is published by IB Tauris is called 'The Eagle in Splendour: Inside the Court of Napoleon'
'An eloquent and original study of the Bonaparte family' David Gilmour The Pursuit of Italy
With Jude Cowan Montague

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