Napoleon Becomes Emperor
Lecture no. 38 from the course: Living the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon
Taught by Professor Suzanne M. Desan | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
As his power grew, Napoleon’s ties to the Revolution shifted. He spoke of the “nation” rather than the “republic,” and he became more formal and remote. After a failed plot against his life, he declared himself emperor. Despite this shocking seizure of power, he built on some of the Revolution’s better achievements.