Newly discovered hat has Napoleon’s DNA on it

A newly discovered hat with DNA evidence proving it belonged to Napoleon Bonaparte was previewed by auction house Bonhams in Hong Kong.

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Napoleon’s shirt worn in exile and English letter go on display

A shirt worn by Napoleon during his exile on the island of Saint Helena in the south Atlantic and a letter he wrote there to practise his English have gone on display at a museum in Belgium ahead of an auction later this year in Britain.

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Blood-stained cloth on auction for Napoleon’s bicentenary

Private collectors have a rare opportunity next week to buy some of Napoleon Bonaparte’s DNA when a blood-stained cloth placed over his body during an autopsy goes on sale at an auction to mark the 200th anniversary of his death.

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The slavery history that tarnishes Napoleon’s legacy

Two centuries after his death, Napoleon Bonaparte is still lauded and loathed by people in France. A French tour guide explains Napoleon’s legacy which links to slavery.

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Museum displays Napoleon’s efforts to save legacy

As the bicentenary of Napoleon Bonaparte’s death draws closer, an exhibition at Les Invalides in Paris sheds light on his death in exile and his efforts to save his legacy as military genius and visionary leader.

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