Hero or villain: Why France is divided over Napoleon

Hero or villain: Why France is divided over Napoleon

He's one of the world's most famous Frenchmen, but France is divided over whether the 200th anniversary of the death of Napoleon Bonaparte should be marked in any way. Here's why.

Macron to defy ‘cancel culture’ and lay wreath for Napoleon commemoration

Macron to defy ‘cancel culture’ and lay wreath for Napoleon commemoration

Napoleon’s boots sold at Paris auction for €117,000

Napoleon’s boots sold at Paris auction for €117,000

In Pictures: Corsica’s Playmobil homage to Napoleon

In Pictures: Corsica’s Playmobil homage to Napoleon

Napoleon’s last horse to strut his stuff after makeover

Napoleon’s last horse to strut his stuff after makeover

France buys up Forbes’ mammoth Napoleon collection

France buys up Forbes’ mammoth Napoleon collection

Napoleon’s Catholic marriage certificate goes up for auction

Napoleon’s Catholic marriage certificate goes up for auction

Wine, veal, roasting pig: Napoleon’s feasts in exile

Wine, veal, roasting pig: Napoleon’s feasts in exile

Bodies of 200 Napoleonic troops found in Germany

Bodies of 200 Napoleonic troops found in Germany

Tyrant or visionary? The French view of Napoleon

Tyrant or visionary? The French view of Napoleon

The things you really need to know about Napoleon

The things you really need to know about Napoleon

Britain still battling Napoleon 200 years on

Britain still battling Napoleon 200 years on

Napoleon returns to France 200 years on

Napoleon returns to France 200 years on

Sound and light to mark Waterloo bicentenary

Sound and light to mark Waterloo bicentenary

Napoleon skewered in new British exhibition

Napoleon skewered in new British exhibition

Napoleon’s locks to be put in Swiss watches

Napoleon’s locks to be put in Swiss watches

Korean chicken mogul buys Napoleon’s hat

Korean chicken mogul buys Napoleon’s hat

Napoleon’s two-pointed hat sold for €1.9 mln

Napoleon’s two-pointed hat sold for €1.9 mln

Napoleon marriage document draws €437K

Napoleon marriage document draws €437K

‘Napoleon’ sent back into exile 200 years on

‘Napoleon’ sent back into exile 200 years on

Lock of Napoleon’s hair stolen from museum

Lock of Napoleon’s hair stolen from museum

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‘Working’ guillotine goes up for auction in France

Napoleon’s nightshirt pulled from auction

Napoleon’s nightshirt pulled from auction

French museum guard breaks Napoleon’s chair

French museum guard breaks Napoleon’s chair

History buffs lap up Napoleon battle remake

History buffs lap up Napoleon battle remake

Photo of the day: French fields become warzone

Photo of the day: French fields become warzone

Napoleon’s death-bed will to go on auction in Paris

Napoleon’s death-bed will to go on auction in Paris

Museum bids high for Napoleon letters

Museum bids high for Napoleon letters