The Napoleon Bonaparte Podcast #41 – The Lion Roars

Hey folks – do you think we can make David’s new book, THE ROAD TO ST HELENA, the #1 History book on Amazon? Buy five copies today, give them to your friends, and make Napoleon NUMBER ONE!

In this episode of The Napoleon Bonaparte Podcast we examine how the British government came to the conclusion that it would be a cold day in hell before “Old Boney” would ever set foot on British soil or given the opportunity of justice before a fair trial. Breaking laws, making up new laws, defying their own people – the British government decided to banish Napoleon forever to a tiny island in the middle of nowhere – St Helena.

David explains that Napoleon *could* have ended up here
Ft George, Scotland
… but didn’t.

This version of La Marseillaise is sung by the Stade de France crowd, recorded on the occasion of the 2007 Rugby World Cup semi-final between France and England (source).

This show is based on David’s book “Napoleon For Dummies”. Click on the image below to purchase a copy!

 

 

 

Napoleon’s #1 fan – age 7

This morning we got this comment on Episode 1:

# ethan Says:

I am Napoleon’s #1 fan! I am 7. I am looking forward to future podcasts. This is very interesting. You should watch my review of “Essential Visual History of the World” for the Storytubes contest. (I had to cut it down to only 2 minutes, though.)
if you like it you can vote for me May 26-June 1 at this site:
http://www.storytubes.info/
If I win I get to give $1000 worth of books to my library. Maybe then other kids can learn about the REAL Napoleon.

His video is great! I think my son Hunter, who is also 7, came home from school last week with two book from the school library – both about Napoleon. I think I should introduce him to Ethan!

Let’s all vote for Ethan on May 26 and help him win some books!

The Napoleon Bonaparte Podcast #40 – The Road to St Helena

Hey folks – do you think we can make David’s new book, THE ROAD TO ST HELENA, the #1 History book on Amazon? Buy five copies today, give them to your friends, and make Napoleon NUMBER ONE!

On today’s show, David examines the political machinations the British went through to make sure Napoleon never set foot on British soil. According to the British law of ‘habeas corpus’, Napoleon should have been given a fair trial, but of course several people in England didn’t want that to happen. Did all of the British feel the same way? What were the reasons for denying Napoleon the right to justice?

Listen to today’s show to find out!

This show is based on David’s book “Napoleon For Dummies”. Click on the image below to purchase a copy!

 


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The theme music is La Marseillaise. Yes, we know it isn’t necessarily relevant to Napoleon but it’s hard to beat when it comes to French themes! The music at the end of today’s show is Marche de la Garde à Waterloo. You can find it, along with many other Napoleonic tunes, on this site. Thanks to Ben for the link!

Some Photos From A Listener

Tim O'Dwyer

Listener Tim O’Dwyer from Australia, who describes himself as “an old Aussie lawyer (who believes he could do a good plea of guilty for Prince Talleyrand)”, recently visited France and Israel with his wife and submitted some Napoleonis snaps from his visits to Malmaison and Jaffa. See more in the Napoleon 101 Flickr group. Thanks Tim!

A new Biography Show is out!

I just thought I’d give a plug for the other show David and I are doing – The Biography Show – which has a new episode up about Helen Of Troy. Did she really exist? Or is completely fictional? Find out our thoughts on the show!

By the way, I was prompted to write this by a nice email I just got out of the blue from a guy at Apple telling me he’s a big fan of the new show! When a guy working on iTunes tells you he likes you show, it’s got to count for something!

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