France during the Empire
Lecture no. 42 from the course: Living the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon
Taught by Professor Suzanne M. Desan | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
Perhaps because Napoleon rose to power so unexpectedly, his legitimacy was always fragile. Survey the ways in which he built his own glory by transforming Paris and creating a new nobility. Then see how, needing an heir, he divorced Josephine.