The documentary Bonaparte’s Retreat will air again this spring on several public television stations across the United States. This program, based on Patricia Stroud’s The Man Who Had Been King: The American Exile of Napoleon’s Brother Joseph, was produced by our New Jersey neighbors at NJN Public Television. It features interviews with Stroud and other scholars.
Joseph Bonaparte lived in Bordentown in a magnificent estate along the Delaware River, designed elaborate gardens, entertained leading figures of the day, and surrounded himself with the largest and most important collection of European fine and decorative art in America.
You can view this program about Napoleon’s sophisticated older brother and his life in exile in New Jersey on NJN.net or look for it on the bigger screen. So far, the program is scheduled for broadcast on these channels: