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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.

The Age of Napoleon Podcast Everett Rummage

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 1.4K Ratings

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.

    As the Fatherland Was Dying

    As the Fatherland Was Dying

    the life and death of Carlo Bonaparte, Napoleon's childhood, Napoleon leaves home
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    • 32 min
    A Nation in Arms

    A Nation in Arms

    Napoleon finally reports to the regular army, just as France sinks deeper into chaos. The Jacobins come to power and launch The Reign of Terror. The army continues to transform. Napoleon finally achieves some success writing, and wins some powerful friends in the process.
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    • 50 min
    Momentum

    Momentum

    An update from the armies at the front: French success continues in the Netherlands, and the long-suffering Dutch radicals finally have their day. In the South, the republicans push into Catalonia, knocking Spain out of the war, but at the cost of a general's life. Prussia finally wakes up and leaves the Coalition. 
    In Paris, Napoleon's meteoric rise has officially begun. He shares the fruits of his success and continues his inept search for a wife.
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    • 45 min
    Episode One: The Basics

    Episode One: The Basics

    Episode one of a history podcast about the Napoleonic Era
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    • 22 min
    Episode Two: Enlightenment and Tyranny

    Episode Two: Enlightenment and Tyranny

    Topics include: The Enlightenment, absolute monarchy, Portugal, Spain, Italy, and the Netherlands
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    • 28 min
    Episode 2.5: The Advances of Dr. Struensee

    Episode 2.5: The Advances of Dr. Struensee

    Bonus mini-episode with a show announcement and a good story about Denmark
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    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

jakob muffin man ,

Brilliance

Absolutely one of the best podcasts on the platform a must listen

Colin L.. ,

Truly Fantastic, can’t say enough good things!!

I found this podcast a few years ago and have loved it since, well researched, in depth, super interesting. The only knock possible is that sometimes it takes a while between episodes but at almost an hour per episode I’d imagine gathering sources would take a while

HistoryNerdJay ,

An excellent, interesting & informative podcast!

This is a great podcast, well made and well researched, whether for die-hard history nerds or for newcomers wanting to learn more about the man and his time (as well as countless other personalities & events of the era). The author also produces episodes with diverse subject matter to add to the general topics by of military & political history, such as fashion and dating in the era and other interesting topics. Also the character arcs keep things interesting such as on Toussaint Louverture or Horatio Nelson. Overall this is a great podcast that I would definitely recommend to anyone.

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