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Hamilton-Williams, David. Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821, Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821, Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821, Betrayal, Poisoning, Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815.

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David Hamilton-Williams explains the strong circumstantial case that Napoleon, on St Helena, was poisoned with arsenic in 1821 by Montholon. Montholon who had been dismissed in disgrace by Napoleon, and whose step-father was an intimate of Artois

David Hamilton-Williams explains the strong circumstantial case that Napoleon, on St Helena, was poisoned with arsenic in 1821 by Montholon. Montholon who had been dismissed in disgrace by Napoleon, and whose step-father was an intimate of Artois. In February 1820 the Duc de Berry, heir to Artois the brother of the ailing Louis XVIII was assassinated; in London the Cato Street conspiracy, a Republican plot to murder the cabinet, was foiled,further, bombs were discovered in the gardens of the Louvre under the window of the Duchesse de Berry, who was pregnant.

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Hamilton-Williams tells a stirring story, revealing much new material. A startling new perspective on Napoleon's rise and fall.

The second book in Hamilton-Williams' Napoleonic trilogy provides a fascinating study and fresh assessment of.Praise for The Fall of Napoleon. Hamilton-Williams tells a stirring story, revealing much new material.

The second book in Hamilton-Williams' Napoleonic trilogy provides a fascinating study and fresh assessment of the cause and effects of Napoleon's decline. Traces his illustrious career and diplomatic intrigues involving Britain, Austria, Prussia and Russia, the combined forces-friend and foe-ranged against him, as well as self-inflicted problems. is a fine writer and a ferocious logician. He has written a fascinating, if controversial, book.

The fall of Napoleon. by David Hamilton-Williams. Second vol. of the author's trilogy, the 1st of which is Waterloo and the 3rd is The last battles

The fall of Napoleon. Published 1994 by Wiley in New York. of the author's trilogy, the 1st of which is Waterloo and the 3rd is The last battles. Includes bibliographical references (p. 333-342) and index. 94. 5/092, B. Library of Congress. S, is the author of The Fall of Napoleon: The Final Betrayal. He lives in West Sussex, England. Библиографические данные.

Saved in: Main Author: Hamilton-Williams, David. Published: New York : Wiley, c1994. Subjects: Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821 Captivity, 1815-1821.

"A startling new perspective on Napoleon's rise and fall." ––Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

"A well-researched and original history...Hamilton-Williams tells a stirring story, revealing much new material." ––Kirkus Reviews

In this riveting study, acclaimed Napoleonic expert David Hamilton-Williams offers a bold new assessment of the real causes of the emporer's decline. He sheds new historical light on the well-organized deceit and betrayal that riddled Napoleon's military and political campaigns.

DAVID HAMILTON-WILLIAMS (West Sussex, England) is one of the world's foremost Napoleonic researchers. His acclaimed Waterloo: New Perspectives, available from Wiley, was chosen as a Military Book Club main selection.


Comments: (6)

Snake Rocking
This is one of the most unabashedly pro-Napoleon books I have ever read. The author portrays Napoleon as a great man betrayed by lesser men who weren't worthy of him, as well as done in by European powers appalled by the Revolution and anxious to keep it from spreading. There is a sharp tone of class resentment in the author's indictment of these powers, especially of Britain, whom he sees as bent on keeping the lower orders in their place and teaching the upstart Bonaparte a lesson in humility. Whatever the merits of this charge, this is an engaging account of Napoleon's last days before his final downfall.
Thofyn
After reading the various pros and cons of this book, I thought I would take it for a spin from my local library. Unfortunately, for the author, he runs off the road in the first two pages. In this short space, he talks about how terrible it was that when Napoleon fell from power the great personal freedom(???) that the French people had was lost, onerous reparations that France had to pay, and how great social institutions were dismantled. Those three statements alone are enough to show that this author should be stopped for WWI (Writing While Intoxicated). As an example of the great personal freedom that the French people had he mentions that people were able to rise due to merit. Hmmm, I guess being a relative of Napoleon is meritous since that's all it took to become the king of Spain - even when Joseph didn't want to be the king of Spain. Titles and estates were given hither and yon simply for being a good general in the rape and pillage of innocent countries. Maybe the author meant free speech, but no there was none. Newspapers were closed. A printer *in another country* was kidnapped to France and executed for having the audacity of printing a anti-Napoleon pamphlet. Napoleon was the sole arbiter of plays, music, newspapers, etc.
The state was everything... the individual, nothing. Elections were fixed, his assistants virtual slaves. His secretary of ten years asked to leave due to health problems. His house was stripped, his reputation ruined, his ability to earn a living destroyed simpley because he wished to leave a job. Maybe he meant freedom of property or commerce. Confiscatory taxes were used to supply the army. If taxes didn't cover it, then you would supply a loan at the point of sword. If you asked for repayment... another sword point would meet you. After the taxes, the loans, and simple confiscation they would come and take what they needed including your son. In Poland, Napoleon got a mistress by threatening the countries nobles. Even if you weren't French, you could conscripted in to their army. There was no freedom of commerce. If you traded with England for anything, anywhere in the world, you were an enemy. Napoleon was genius, but a heartless, flawed, faithless and incredibly malicious and cruel genius.
Villo
I have been studying the Napoleonic era for many years and have built up quite a library as a result. If I were obliged, however, to retain only one of them, it would be this one. The volume is so well-written and researched that one is surprised that history can be so riveting. Hamilton-Williams has indeed made the dry bones live. His other volume, Waterloo-The Great Battle Reappraised, is just as brilliant and profound. No one who reads these books will be disappointed.
Tygralbine
Edit - DHW is an amateur historian who can be termed professional only by fact of his having written books. A large part of his personal history is invalid and apparently designed only to increase historical credentials that do not exist.

Read the book, it is enjoyable, but be aware that he is heavily biased towards the French and as he is not an academic historian his interpretations can not be guarenteed with any certainty.
Usic
This is a great book, I absolutely loved it. A warning however, it is pro-Bonaparte, so if you are anti-Napoleon, you might not like it. Other than that, it is a great book!!
Bedy
It was not for reasons of "sloppy research" that the publisher of this author cancelled the third volume. It was because the facts about both this author and his work became public knowledge.
The Fall of Napoleon: The Final Betrayal download epub
Historical
Author: David Hamilton-Williams
ISBN: 0471118621
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Historical
Language: English
Publisher: Wiley (April 17, 1995)
Pages: 352 pages