For the first time, the intimate private life of one of history's greatest figures (and the world's greatest conquerors) is laid bare for all to see. This absorbing book by 'our outstanding popular historian' (in A.N. Wilson's words) strips away the veneer of history to reveal the living, breathing man who once said, during his exile on the remote island of St Helena: 'Bah! Women! When you don't think of them, you don't need them.'