The Age of Napoleon Podcast
The Age of Napoleon Podcast
Everett Rummage
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 81: The Eagles of Boulogne
Napoleon brings his army to the Channel Coast and builds it into one of the most formidable war machines in military history. Meanwhile, talk of another anti-French Coalition begins to swirl in the old regime capitals of Europe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 31
56 min
Episode 80: The Crown of Charlemagne
On December 2nd, 1804, Napoleon crowned himself Emperor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 25
1 hr 5 min
Episode 79: The Eagle's Landing
We examine Napoleon's colonial policies, the tragic end of Toussaint Louverture, and the final act of the Haitian War of Independence. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 10
1 hr 24 min
Episode 78: Free Haiti
After his victory over Britain, Toussaint Louverture began a new struggle: to build a new country out of the ruins of war and rebellion. Louverture had a bright vision for the future, but old divisions still lurked under the surface... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 23
58 min
Episode 77: The Symposium
A recording of a panel on Napoleonic podcasting from the 2021 Massena Society symposium on Napoleonic History. The Massena Society's YouTube channel can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYvrcTkLRWH_5wOdr4lhKHw Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 31
1 hr 54 min
Episode 76: The Black Napoleon
As the war in Haiti rages on, Toussaint Louverture makes a fateful decision to leave his allies behind. We follow his development as a general as he forges his guerilla forces into a powerful, modern army, and challenges the invaders head-on. Registration for the conference: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/napoleon-and-his-legacy-warfare-politics-and-society-march-18-21-2021-tickets-142425537617 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 2
53 min
Episode 75: The Opening
As Haiti sinks deeper into chaos and tragedy, Toussaint begins his rise to leadership within the rebel movement. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 31
53 min
Episode 74: The Age of Toussaint
Haiti was France's richest colony, but Europe's lust for sugar had created a barbaric and unstable social system in the colonies. We meet the man who would one day rise above this barbarism and become father of a new country. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 22, 2020
1 hr 18 min
Episode 73: The Blood of a King
In 1803, Britain sent a team of assassins against Napoleon. They failed, but the plot led to one of the most controversial episodes of Napoleon's career. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 10, 2020
1 hr 38 min
Episode 72: The Experiment
With the war over, France was finally becoming prosperous again. Napoleon contemplated what this would mean for his regime as he worked to reform the country. In many ways, the Consulate was a golden age, but war with Britain was already looming on the horizon once again. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 23, 2020
54 min
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