Empires - NapoleonFor nearly two decades he strode the world stage like a colossus - loved and despised, venerated and feared.

From his birth on the rugged island of Corsica to his final exile on the godforsaken island of St. Helena, Napoleon brings this extraordinary figure to life.

Napoleon bears passionate witness to a man whose charisma swayed an empire and sparked his exalted belief in his own destiny.

"The Summit of Greatness" recounts Napoleon's brilliant conquest of most of Europe, including a legendary victory at Austerlitz.

To sustain his rule, he must keep fighting, but invading Spain reaches too far.

"The End" describes Napoleon's downfall, including the invasion of Russia and his final battles. First exiled to Elba, he escapes to face final defeat at Waterloo.

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