Books interview with Adam Zamoyski: “Napoleon was motivated by profound insecurity”

Adam Zamoyski tells Ellie Cawthorne about his new biography, which dismantles two centuries of propaganda to reveal Napoleon not as a hero or villain, but a flawed, difficult man

Adam Zamoyski, photographed in London. "We're brought up on a whole ant-heap of myths about Napoleon. The apocryphal stories that swirl around him are legion," he says. (Photography by Frank Monks for BBC History Magazine)

This article was first published in the December 2018 issue of BBC History Magazine

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