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The Rest Is History: 126. Napoleon in Egypt

The Episode “126. Napoleon in Egypt” of “The Rest Is History

“God is too late, you have begun, now I will finish it.” Swash-buckling hero or sacrilegious tyrant? Tom Holland and Dominic Sandbrook explore Napoleon’s campaign in Egypt, his dream of becoming the next Alexander the Great, and the complicated history between France and Islam.

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Historians Tom Holland and Dominic Sandbrook are interrogating the past, and attempting to de-tangle the present.


They question the nature of Greatness, why the West no longer has civil wars and whether Richard Nixon was more like Caligula or Claudius.

They’re distilling the entirety of human history, or, as much as they can fit into about fifty minutes.

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