France remains divided over Napoleon’s legacy on bicentenary

About This Source - FRANCE 24 English

The video item below is a piece of English language content from France 24. France 24 is a French state-owned international news television network based in Paris.

Recent from FRANCE 24 English:

  • Colombia protesters, government at odds after initial meeting
  • Queen returns to public stage detailing UK govt’s new agenda
  • Rockets kill 2 Israelis; 26 die in Gaza as Israel hits Hamas
  • FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “France remains divided over Napoleon’s legacy on bicentenary” – below is their description.

    The jury is still out on #Napoleon #Bonaparte. He modernised France and won some of the most famous battles in history, but he also enshrined the subordination of women into law and re-established slavery. Ahead of Wednesday’s bicentenary of his death in exile on the remote island of St. Helena, we ask if the man who dominated Europe and declared himself an #emperor was a hero or villain.

    FRANCE 24 English YouTube Channel

    Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.

    In This Story: France

    France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.

    6 Recent Items: France

  • Colombia protesters, government at odds after initial meeting
  • Queen returns to public stage detailing UK govt’s new agenda
  • Rockets kill 2 Israelis; 26 die in Gaza as Israel hits Hamas
  • Myanmar marks 100 days of junta rule with protests
  • World powers react to Jerusalem clashes
  • Russian gunman kills 7 students and 1 teacher in Kazan school shooting
  • Leave a Comment