28 April 2021, The Tablet

Clash of the titans: the turbulent relationship between Napoleon and Pius VII


Clash of the titans: the turbulent relationship between Napoleon and Pius VII

Napoleon is annointed by Pius VII before he is crowned Emperor in Notre-Dame in 1804
Alamy/Heritage Image Partnership

 

The struggle between Napoleon and Pius VII was the first of several “culture wars” between secular modernity and traditional Catholicism that scarred the history of ­nineteenth- and twentieth-century Europe and Latin America.

Get Instant Access

Continue Reading


Register for free to read this article in full


Subscribe for unlimited access

From just £21.50 quarterly

  Complete access to all Tablet website content including all premium content.
  The full weekly edition in print and digital including our 179 years archive.
  PDF version to view on iPad, iPhone or computer.

Already a subscriber? Login