In this very special episode, I am joined by a coalition of Napoleonic experts to discuss this fascinating period of history and its legacy. We cover Napoléon's personality, some campaigns, the roles of his marshals, the era's lasting impact, as well as a variety of other topics. A truly interesting and enjoyable discussion.
My guests are:
Dr. Zack White, historian, battlefield guide, host of "The Napoleonic Wars Podcast", Chair of the Napoleonic & Revolutionary War Graves Charity. (Twitter: @ZwhiteHistory), from the United Kingdom.
Marcus Cribb, podcaster, battlefield guide, blogger & author in progress on Duke of Wellington & the Peninsular War Heritage Manager, former Manager of Apsley House & a founding trustee of Napoleonic & Revolutionary War Graves Charity. (Twitter: @mcribbHistory), from the United Kingdom.
Philipp Wagenknecht, historian and teacher specialist of Prussia and the German States from 1740 to 1815. (Twitter: @PertinaxS), from Germany.
John Viscardo, host of the "Generals and Napoleon Podcast". (Twitter: @AndNapoleon), from the United States of America.
If you haven't already done so, I recommend that you listen to our two episodes on Napoléon. Listen to Part I and to Part II.
06:00- Our Favourite Napoleonic Subjects
1:02:32- Napoléon’s lasting influence & Legacy
1:25:38- Uchronia: Napoléon Wins Waterloo. What happens next?
1:52:00- Open Discussion
2:08:42- Conclusion & Goodbyes
Music: Marche pour la cérémonie des Turcs, composed by Jean-Baptiste Lully, arranged and performed by Jérôme Arfouche.
Art: Statue of Napoléon by French sculptor Pierre Stenne, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France. (photo by Sarah Meyssonnier/Reuters)
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