British Museum hosting exhibition of Napoleonic propaganda

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British Museum hosting exhibition of Napoleonic propaganda

The British Museum is hosting an exhibition of Napoleonic propaganda.

On display are British cartoons from the period which reveal how the British public would have been shown Napoleon: for instance, one picture shows the Pope being forced to kiss Napoleon’s bare bottom. Another mocks Napoleon’s failed winter campaign against Russia, and shows the French leader being crushed underneath a Jack Frost figure with the legs of a Russian bear. 

Co-curator of the exhibition, Tim Clayton, joined Headline London to discuss what’s on show - including mugs, Napoleon’s banners, his death mask and many British cartoons and prints. 

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