71 episodes

The Age of Napoleon is a history podcast about the life and career of Napoleon Bonaparte as well as the general context of Europe between the early eighteenth and early nineteenth century. It is about big trends and the grand sweep of history, as well as the smaller, individual stories that bring them to life.

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The Age of Napoleon is a history podcast about the life and career of Napoleon Bonaparte as well as the general context of Europe between the early eighteenth and early nineteenth century. It is about big trends and the grand sweep of history, as well as the smaller, individual stories that bring them to life.

    Episode 65: The Blank Slate

    Episode 65: The Blank Slate

    The Treaty of Amiens is greeted with celebrations around the world. With peace, Napoleon prepares to embark on an ambitious program of reform.

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    • 34 min
    Episode 64: The Last Treaty

    Episode 64: The Last Treaty

    After 8 years of war, Britain and France were finally on the road to peace, but reaching an agreement between such bitter rivals would be a long, arduous process. Fortunately, for both countries, an unlikely friendship between Joseph Bonaparte and Lord Charles Cornwallis paved the way.
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    • 38 min
    Episode 63: Definitive Peace

    Episode 63: Definitive Peace

    After their defeat at Hohenlinden, the Austrians return to the negotiating table, resulting in a treaty that threw the entire future of the Holy Roman Empire into doubt. We examine Prussian diplomacy, and their ineffective young King's strange relationship with Napoleon.
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    • 38 min
    Episode 62; The World Stage

    Episode 62; The World Stage

    The War of the 2nd Coalition is winding down, but in the cut-throat world of Napoleonic diplomacy, peace could often prove elusive.
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    • 41 min
    Episode 61: Triumph and Temptation

    Episode 61: Triumph and Temptation

    Horatio Nelson continues to build his reputation as one of the most brilliant sailors of the age, but as his fame grows, the dark side of Nelson's character threatens to undermine his achievements.
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 60: Do Much or Be Ruined

    Episode 60: Do Much or Be Ruined

    With the outbreak of war, Nelson vows to either make his career or destroy himself in the effort.
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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

Gregpen ,

Well-done

A great way to study up on European history

MattA904 ,

Informative, Entertaining, Easy-To-Follow

30 episodes in, and this is easily one of my favorite podcast ever. The host does a great job of setting the foundation of the rise of Napoleon. He presents a story that’s easy to follow along and keeps you constantly wanting to know what’s going to happen next.

Dylan Kberg ,

Exactly what you want in a history podcast

If anyone is deserving of a podcast of this quality, it is Napoleon Bonaparte. He is arguably one of the most influential people to have lived in the last couple of hundred years, but because of this his biography has been twisted by so much myth making that he no longer resembles a real flesh and blood person.

This is a great show taking a look at the real Napoleon Bonaparte, the human being, and why he was such an important and influential person. Highly recommended.

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