Malcolm Crook

Napoleon Bonaparte as emperor, by François Baron Gérard, c.1805.

How Napoleon bestrode Europe, playing a deadly serious ‘game of thrones’.

Malcolm Crook takes a fresh look at the eighteenth-century alliance between philosophers and kings.

As France's voters prepare to elect a new legislative assembly this month, Malcolm Crook reflects on the apprenticeship of democracy in the first half-century after the Revolution.