"Napoleon's historian, Thiers"

 Adolphe Thiers (1797-1877) was the Prime Minister of France in King Louis-Napoleon in 1836. He first came to prominence in the 1820s, when he wrote his ten-volume history of the French Revolution. Thomas Carlyle famously said of this history that it was "as far as possible from meriting its high reputation", an opinion many have found justified by Theirs' disregard for the facts and his extremely prejudiced retelling of the events of the Revolution and the Napoleonic Era.

Read Thiers' History of the French Revolution online here.