TRANSCRIPTS

TRANSCRIPT EP 010 EXIT NAPOLEON

TRANSCRIPT FOR http://www.ageofvictoriapodcast.com/ep010-exit-napoleon/ Today’s episode is a full episode and a return to the narrative where we left it in February at the end of the battle of Waterloo. Since then we’ve done a special episode on battlefield surgery and then we did an episode on the amazing Annie Besant Read more…

TRANSCRIPTS

TRANSCRIPT: Episode 004 The Emperor marches to war

  1. Here we are then. The scene is set. It must be war. The politics, the philosophy and the cultures of the European great powers are now to be decided on the battlefields. In many ways this conflict was about far more than Napoleon, or even the ideals of the French revolution versus the Ancien Regime. This is the climax of a clash that defined Europe since the discovery of the New World. Would Europe be a land empire, ruled by the French, facing the mediterranean and projecting power to the old core of Western civilisation, into the Balkans and the middle east, or would the British Atlantic facing international empire triumph. That might sound outlandish, but some historians have certainly viewed it that way. Britain had financed Prussia and other nations to attack the French to conquer French oversea's territories. William Pitt the Elder, a famous British politician had explicitly stated this aim "While we had France for an enemy, Germany was the scene to employ and baffle her arms." meaning that Britain would arm and finance continental powers to weaken the French to seize French oversea's colonies. (more…)

EPISODES

Episode 001 Britain & Europe in 1815

This is the first full episode. It covers the situation in Europe in 1815, and gives a feel for life in Britain on the eve of the great events of the last campaign of the Napoleonic Wars. I’ve now added the transcript of this episode at http://www.ageofvictoriapodcast.com/transcript-episo…tain-europe-1815/  

MAPS

100 Days campaign map 01/06/1815

This is the map of the campaign as it opened on between 1st June 1815 and positions adopted by 07:00 on 16th June 1815. Napoleon was aiming to seize the Central Position between Wellington and Blucher. The Allies were spread out and had to work fast to concentrate their forces before Read more…

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