NAPOLEON: PASSION, DEATH AND RESURRECTION 1815-1840
416pp., 24 colour plates. 2018. This meticulously researched study opens with Napoleon no longer in power, but instead a prisoner in a dressing-gown just off the English coast. Philip Dwyer closes his ambitious trilogy exploring Napoleon’s life, legacy and myth by moving from those first months of imprisonment, through the years of exile, up to death and then beyond, examining how the foundations of legend that had been laid by Napoleon during his lifetime continued to be built upon by his followers.