There are a few dubious claims regarding popular perceptions of the life and death of Napoleon Bonaparte. Despite the legend, he wasn't -- at five-foot-six -- particularly short. He was also more than just the sturdy product of military training in Brienne and Paris, considering that his Corsican mother adamantly disciplined him well into his teens. Most surprising of all, while in final exile on the island of St. Helena, he may not have died of "stomach upset" but -- as some... More >>>
Napoleonic complex: Ian Holm plays the exiled monarch in The Emperor's New Clothes.