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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
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