This month we have entry to Apsley House and a meal for two at Le Garrick to be won!

To celebrate the publication of Napoleon: The End of Glory by Munro Price, Oxford University Press are offering you the chance to win entry to Apsley House and lunch for two at Le Garrick in Covent Garden. Enjoy a day at the home to the Duke of Wellington after his victory over Napoleon at Waterloo, then travel the short distance to Le Garrick, a restaurant in the centre of Covent Garden serving excellent regional French food.

Napoleon: The End of Glory tells the story of the two crucial years in which Napoleon lost his empire and ultimately his control over France itself. These years remain strangely neglected, lying as they do between the two much better-known landmarks of the retreat from Moscow and the battle of Waterloo.

The most fascinating and least-known aspect of these years is that at several key points Napoleon’s enemies offered him peace terms that would have allowed him to keep his throne, if not his empire. Why, instead of accepting a compromise, did Napoleon choose to gamble on total victory at the risk of utter defeat?

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