Napoleon’s bicentenary: why celebrating the French emperor has become so controversial

Napoleon Bonaparte may have died 200 years ago, but the vast ramifications of his rule can still be felt – and not only in France.

This year marks the last in a series of bicentenaries since 1969, the 200th anniversary of his birth, but the chance to give the most famous emperor in French history another send-off is proving distinctly tricky – and not only because of COVID-19 restrictions.

  • Clare Siviter
  • The Conversation

This isn’t the first time that commemorating Napoleon or the …

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