first came to prominence when he dislodged the British from
Toulon and the ruthless crushing of a Royalist uprising in
episode also looks at his childhood and activities in Corsica,
his school years, early military studies and the men who supported
Napoleon's rise through the ranks.
built his reputation on the brilliant successes he achieved
in northern Italy and then set his sights on Egypt.
episode details the 1796 campaign and Napoleon's growing confidence
next task was to invade England.
The Imperial Zenith
defeated the Austrians, the Prussians and the Russians, Napoleon
was master of Continental Europe.
episode looks at Napoleon ruling France and the reforms he
brought to that nation's social structure.
it focuses on the Austerlitz Campaign and the wars in Poland.
likened the savage conflict of the Peninsular War to an ulcer
that bled his dreams of Europe into the dust.
episode explains why he went into the Peninsula and how his
initial successes were for nothing as the Duke of Wellington
outperformed his bickering marshals. It also tells how the
campaign fatally weakened his armies.
Disaster in Russia
infamous decision to invade Russia marked the decisive turning
point of his career.
This episode focuses on the lead-up to the 1812 invasion,
the preparations, the campaign and why the Grande Armee was
destroyed in the snows of Russia.
- The Final Curtain
for a final grab at power, Napoleon was utterly crushed in
the Waterloo campaign and was sent as a prisoner of war to
the mid-Atlantic island of St Helena. This episode is an excellent
explanation of Napoleon's return from exile, why the Allies
reacted as they did and how the 100 Days Campaign unfolded.
battle of Waterloo description itself is surprisingly brief.