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Napoleon and Hitler (and Jesus)

PostPosted: September 10th, 2017, 1:53 pm
by DaveH
No, not one of those threads! BBC History mag has released the results of its annual Hot100 poll on whom readers and UK historians are interested in - Napoleon comes in at 14, Hitler at 15 and Jesus at 16 http://www.historyextra.com/hot100-2015

Make of that what you will!

Re: Napoleon and Hitler (and Jesus)

PostPosted: September 10th, 2017, 3:37 pm
by jf42
What, no Beatles? John Lennon must be turning in his grave.

Re: Napoleon and Hitler (and Jesus)

PostPosted: September 10th, 2017, 3:39 pm
by jf42
I see Elvis just made it. Uh-huh.

Re: Napoleon and Hitler (and Jesus)

PostPosted: September 11th, 2017, 9:47 am
by DaveH
Good job they cut off at death in 1985, otherwise the Diana fan club would be out in force. Interesting really, Napoleon still hasn't been fully examined after 200 years, JFK was a saint until about 1990 and is now widely regarded as a womaniser and PR man, who took the US into a disastrous war, while Diana's reputation was actually being trashed in the Sunday papers printed the night she died.

how to think about/write history?

Re: Napoleon and Hitler (and Jesus)

PostPosted: September 15th, 2017, 3:02 pm
by FBC-Elvas, Portugal
Glad to see that Anne Bolyen rated higher than Henry VIII. And Abraham Lincoln bested Napoleon.

Sarah

Re: Napoleon and Hitler (and Jesus)

PostPosted: September 15th, 2017, 3:28 pm
by DaveH
Both met a sudden end as did Richard 3 at the hands of others - wonder if that has anything to do with it?

Re: Napoleon and Hitler (and Jesus)

PostPosted: September 20th, 2017, 11:43 am
by DaveH
Spoke too soon http://www.editions-perrin.fr/livre/le- ... 2262070434

Apparently, Hitler invented "working from home" - with the occasional trip out to annoy the neighbours!