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The Napoleonicist

The Napoleonicist

By Zack White
Covering all things French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars, and presented by 'the baby-faced Napoleon Nerd' (Zack White), this podcast offers a rich array of interviews, narratives and opinion pieces on a vast range of topics from the period 1789-1815. Ideal for specialists and newcomers to the period alike. You can support this content & get exclusive perks at: www.patreon.com/thenapoleonicist Or support the podcast at no extra cost to yourself when you buy any book at a HUGE discount at Naval & Military press. Just click here & shop as normal: www.naval-military-press.com/?ref=zack.white
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The Battle of Znaim: 1809's Forgotten Battle

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Anti war sentiment in Britain and the poem Eighteen Hundred and Eleven
Emma Clery joins me to discuss the anti-war sentiment in Britain during the Napoleonic Wars, as revealed from studying reactions to the poem Eighteen Hundred and Eleven.   Twitter: @zwhitehistory | @austeneconomics  Patreon: www.patreon.com/thenapoleonicist   You can support this podcast at no extra cost to yourself, while picking up a HUGE discount at Naval and Military press via this link: https://www.naval-military-press.com/?ref=zack.white   Poetry and War  A Short Reference Guide for The Napoleonicist   Simon Bainbridge, British Poetry and the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars: Visions of Conflict (Oxford University Press, 2003). ----, Napoleon and English Romanticism (Cambridge University Press, 1995).   Bernard Beatty and Alicia Laspra Rodríguez, ed. Romanticism, Reaction and Revolution: British Views on Spain, 1814–1823  (Peter Lang, 2019).  Betty T. Bennet, British War Poetry in the Age of Romanticism: 1793-1815 (New York, 1976). Available online, revised by Orianne Smith, at: https://romantic-circles.org/editions/warpoetry/index.html     Agustín Coletes Blanco and Alicia Laspra Rodríguez, eds. and trans., Libertad frente a Tiranía: Poesía inglesa de la Guerra de la Independencia (1808-1814). Antología bilingüe (Madrid: Fundación Dos de Mayo / Espasa, 2013).    E.J. Clery, Eighteen Hundred and Eleven: Poetry, Protest and Economic Crisis (Cambridge University Press, 2017)   Jonatan Gonazález, ‘Wordsworth and Spain: The Peninsular War Translated,’ online at: https://wordsworth.org.uk/blog/2015/05/29/wordsworth-and-spain-the-peninsular-war-translated/
01:10:42
April 7, 2021
Voices from Ireland
To close out Irish month, I reprise the 'Voices' oral history project with a series of readings chosen by listeners covering the experiences of Irish men and women during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic era. Twitter: @zwhitehistory  Patreon: www.patreon.com/thenapoleonicist   You can support this podcast at no extra cost to yourself, while picking up a HUGE discount at Naval and Military press via this link: https://www.naval-military-press.com/?ref=zack.white​
01:26:09
March 31, 2021
Irish Attitudes to the British Army
I speak to Andy Dorman about Irish attitudes towards the British army during the late 1700s - tales of drunken brawls, and apathy towards soldiers inevitably follow, along with some darker aspects of soldiers' behaviour as well as the contradiction of why Irishmen enlisted in a hated force. Twitter: @zwhitehistory | @andydormann Patreon: www.patreon.com/thenapoleonicist  You can support this podcast at no extra cost to yourself, while picking up a HUGE discount at Naval and Military press via this link: https://www.naval-military-press.com/?ref=zack.white
53:28
March 24, 2021
Wellington's Right Hand Man?: Marshal William Carr Beresford
I speak to Marcus Beresford, distant relative of Marshal William Carr Beresford about the Marshal's life and career. Part of Irish month on The Napoleonicist.   Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thenapoleonicist Twitter: @zwhitehistory  Or support the podcast at no extra cost to yourself when you buy any book at a HUGE discount at Naval & Military press. Just click here & shop as normal: www.naval-military-press.com/?ref=zack.white
02:03:01
March 17, 2021
Wellington's Irish Army
I speak to historian Jim Deery about the Irish troops that served in the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars, as we talk drunkenness, religion, and why most of what we think we know just isn't true. Patreon: wwwpatreon.com/thenapoleonicist  Twitter: @zwhitehistory | @jdeeryjim Or support the podcast at no extra cost to yourself when you buy any book at a HUGE discount at Naval & Military press. Just click here & shop as normal: www.naval-military-press.com/?ref=zack.white
53:36
March 10, 2021
A Laboratory of Empire? Ireland, Britain and the 1798 Rebellion
I speak to Catriona Kennedy about Ireland's experiences in the run up to the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, and the Irish Rebellion of 1798. Cleo the cat also make an appearance. Part of Irish month on The Napoleonicist.   Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thenapoleonicist Twitter: @zwhitehistory  Or support the podcast at no extra cost to yourself when you buy any book at a HUGE discount at Naval & Military press. Just click here & shop as normal: www.naval-military-press.com/?ref=zack.white
01:08:03
March 3, 2021
Breaking the News: The British Press and the Peninsular War
I delve into how the British press reported on the Peninsular War, covering what they reported, its impact, tackling the question of whether they influenced or reflected popular opinion, and explore how the soldiers reacted. You can support the Napoleonicist at patreon.com/thenapoleonicist Twitter @zwhitehistory Or support the podcast at no extra cost to yourself when you buy any book at a HUGE discount at Naval & Military press. Just click here & shop as normal: www.naval-military-press.com/?ref=zack.white
39:36
February 17, 2021
Wellington's Forgotten Riflemen - The 5th Battalion 60th Regiment
I speak to Rob Griffith about the men of the 5th/60th - a unit of riflemen who are much less well known that their comrades in the 95th Rifles, but who nonetheless have a rich and vibrant history, and we a unit full of remarkable characters. We discuss insanity, desertion, rank and file becoming Portuguese gentry, and the trials and tribulations of serving in a unit which was not your homeland's. Twitter: @zwhitehistory | @Rob_Griffith_ Patreon: patreon.com/thenapoleonicist  Or support the podcast at no extra cost to yourself when you buy any book at a HUGE discount at Naval & Military press. Just click here & shop as normal: www.naval-military-press.com/?ref=zack.white
57:21
February 3, 2021
Napoleon's Means of Motivating his Men
I speak to Malia Ogawa on how Napoleon motivated his men on and off the battlefield in a discussion which ranges from the horrors of war, to oratory, PTSD, and authoritarian rulers. You can support this content, and receive exclusive perks including your name in the credits, and decide on future content at: www.patreon.com/thenapoleonicist Twitter: @zwhitehistory
53:20
January 20, 2021
Chatham, Walcheren, and 'The Nutter' Popham
I speak to the historian Jacqueline Reiter about her research on William Pitt (Lord Chatham), the disastrous Walcheren expedition, and the incredibly pompous maverick Sir Home Popham.   You can support this content, and receive exclusive perks including your name in the credits, and decide on future content at: www.patreon.com/thenapoleonicist Twitter: @zwhitehistory | @latelordchatham
01:03:15
January 6, 2021
From Cintra to Salamanca: Shifting Confidence in Wellington's Peninsular Army
Looking at how confidence, morale and xenophobia intertwined in the minds of British soldiers on campaign, I give  a taster of some research which I published in Helion's recent book 'Life in the Redcoat'.  You can support this podcast, and receive exclusive perks including your name in the credits, and decide on future content at: www.patreon.com/thenapoleonicist
32:38
December 16, 2020
Reviews Special - Wellington & His Army
In the run up to Christmas, I review three titles that you might want to feature on your Christmas wish list: Rory Muir's Wellington: Path to Victory, S. G. P. Ward's Wellington's Headquarters, and Ron McGuigan and Rob Burnham's Wellington's Brigade Commanders. You can support this podcast on patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thenapoleonicist Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZwhiteHistory Youtube: The Napoleonicist - YouTube 
28:26
December 9, 2020
The Great Waterloo Controversy & the 52nd Foot
I speak to Gareth Glover about his two recent publications on the 52nd Foot and the Great Waterloo Controversy, discussing why the British Guard doesn't deserve all the glory, why there is a competition to discover more break ins at Hougoumont, and why fans of the Prussians might be angry about his book. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thenapoleonicist Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZwhiteHistory Youtube: The Napoleonicist - YouTube
01:13:05
December 2, 2020
Napoleon's Marshals - Boney's Boys in Spain (Part 2)
I'm joined by Josh Provan as we continue to explore the careers of Napoleon's marshals who fought in the Peninsular War. In this episode Marmont, Jourdan and Suchet are discussed.   Twitter: @zwhitehistory | @LandOfHistory  Join the conversation at www.thenapoleonicwars.net Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thenapoleonicist Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZwhiteHistory Youtube: The Napoleonicist - YouTube
55:28
November 29, 2020
Napoleon's Marshals: Boney's Boys in Spain - Part 1
In an epic episode, Josh Provan and I chat about four of Napoleon's marshals who served in Spain: Soult, Victor, Massena and Ney, in the first of a new series exploring the records of all of Napoleon's marshals. Twitter: @zwhitehistory | @LandOfHistory Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thenapoleonicist Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZwhiteHistory Youtube: The Napoleonicist - YouTube Or support the podcast at no extra cost to yourself when you buy any book at a HUGE discount at Naval & Military press. Just click here & shop as normal: www.naval-military-press.com/?ref=zack.white
01:27:12
November 25, 2020
Napoleon's Way of Waging Peace
Professor Beatrice de Graaf returns in a brilliant discussion of Napoleon's diplomacy, and how the different nations of Europe struggled to achieve state security both during and immediately after his reign. Twitter: @beatricedegraff | @zwhitehistory Beatrice's book Fighting Terror after Napoleon is available to order from Cambridge University Press online now. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thenapoleonicist Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZwhiteHistory Youtube: The Napoleonicist - YouTube
51:49
November 22, 2020
Napoleon's Greatest Battle - Part 2
In the second instalment of 'Napoleon's Greatest Battle', Vanya Bellinger, Marcus Cribb and Will Fletcher join me to make the cases for Arcole, Toulon and Jena-Auerstadt. Part of Napoleon month. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thenapoleonicist Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZwhiteHistory Youtube: The Napoleonicist - YouTube
01:05:33
November 18, 2020
Napoleon the Great Debate
In an epic discussion on a wide range of aspects of Napoleon's rule and reputation, Marcus Cribb and Luke Daly Groves have a passionate, detailed, and respectful debate about the opposing perspectives on the Emperor's life. We also discuss why Napoleon is a bit like ordering a take away! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thenapoleonicist Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZwhiteHistory Youtube: The Napoleonicist - YouTube
01:43:52
November 15, 2020
Napoleon's Greatest Battle - Part 1
In the first of two episodes on Napoleon's greatest battles, I'm joined by Josh Provan, Rachel Stark, Jimmy Chen and Geraint Thatcher as each makes the case for a different engagement deserving the title of Napoleon's greatest. We discuss Rivoli, Austerlitz, Marengo and Berezina, whilst also discussing whether Napoleon was a gambler, how the Pratzen heights were like a piece of cheese, and why fighting morons matters in war. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thenapoleonicist Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZwhiteHistory Youtube: The Napoleonicist - YouTube
55:23
November 12, 2020
Napoleon's Way of Waging War
In the second installment of Napoleon month, I speak to Dr William Fletcher about Napoleon's command style, his successes and his flaws, covering everything from tactics to corps systems and grand strategy. You can also watch the interview for free on Youtube here:  Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thenapoleonicist Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZwhiteHistory Youtube: The Napoleonicist - YouTube
38:25
November 8, 2020
Napoleon's Life and Reputation
In the first instalment of 'Napoleon month', I explore Napoleon's life, and dig into some of the myths, controversies and subtleties, whilst offering my own views on his actions, and his reputation.
48:48
November 4, 2020
The Battle of Znaim: 1809's Forgotten Battle
In this extended special, I speak to John Gill, author of 'The Battle of Znaim: Napoleon, The Habsburgs and the end of the War of 1809', about the significance of this forgotten battle, and what actually happened. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thenapoleonicist Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZwhiteHistory Youtube: The Napoleonicist - YouTube
01:28:14
October 21, 2020
Wellington's Greatest Victory? - The Lines of Torres
I speak to Peninsular War historian Mark Thompson, and Chairman of the Friends of the Lines of Torres Vedras about the significance of the fortifications in defeating the third French invasion of Portugal, the controversies surrounding their construction, and the efforts that are going on to restore the lines and educate people about their significance. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thenapoleonicist Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZwhiteHistory Youtube: The Napoleonicist - YouTube
01:13:29
October 7, 2020
Napoleonic surgery, medicine & the human cost of war
Michael Crumplin, historian, surgeon and author of 'Men of Steel' and 'Waterloo: After the Glory', joins me to discuss Napoleonic Era surgery, medicine, and surviving illness. We also talk Master & Commander, and why Wellington was a great medic. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thenapoleonicist Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZwhiteHistory Youtube: The Napoleonicist - YouTube
48:38
September 23, 2020
Napoleon, theatre & censorship
I speak to Clare Siviter about theatre during the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars, power plays (in many senses) and the subtle realities of censorship. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thenapoleonicist Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZwhiteHistory Youtube: The Napoleonicist - YouTube
59:15
September 9, 2020
Wellington and the Scum of the Earth
In an extended episode, I explore the origins, realities and complexities of the infamous comment from the Duke of Wellington that his men were 'the scum of the earth'. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thenapoleonicist Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZwhiteHistory Youtube: The Napoleonicist - YouTube
01:10:36
August 26, 2020
The Battle of Salamanca: A wasted victory?
On the 208th anniversary of the Battle of Salamanca, I explore the events surrounding that crucial event and explore the real legacy of a battle which was arguably one of Wellington's best fought actions. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thenapoleonicist Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZwhiteHistory Youtube: The Napoleonicist - YouTube
47:26
July 22, 2020
Cartoons of Conquest: British caricatures and popular interest in the Peninsular War
I explore the rich and beautiful world of caricatures produced in Britain during the Peninsular War, exploring their creation, appeal and what they reveal about popular attitudes towards the conflict. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thenapoleonicist Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZwhiteHistory Youtube: The Napoleonicist - YouTube
44:50
July 8, 2020
Waterloo Remembered: Thank yous & credits
I pay my dues to all the amazing people who have made Waterloo Remembered happen. ❤️
11:58
June 19, 2020
Voices from the Battlefield: 41 - Wellington
The Duke of Wellington's letter to Lord Aberdeen informing him of Alexander Gordon's death.
04:01
June 18, 2020
Voices from the Battlefield: 40 - Charles Bell
Surgeon Sir Charles Bell, on the aftermath of the battle of Waterloo
11:38
June 18, 2020
Voices from the Battlefield: 39 - Cavalier Mercer
Artillery officer cavalier Mercer describing his experiences at Waterloo
12:56
June 18, 2020
Voices from the Battlefield: 38 - Major George Baring
Major George Baring on the defence of La Haye Sainte by the KGL
05:10
June 18, 2020
Voices from the Battlefield: 37 - Grouchy
Grouchy's report on his actions during the Waterloo
05:50
June 18, 2020
Voices from the Battlefield: 36 - Clausewitz
Carl Von Clausewitz, who fought at Wavre
07:27
June 18, 2020
Voices from the Battlefield: 34 - Jacques Francois Martin
Lieutenant Jacques Francois Martin who was in D'Erlon's corps at Waterloo
09:53
June 18, 2020
Voices from the Battlefield: 33 - Major Busgen
Major Busgen of the Nassau regiment. One of the defenders of Hougoumont.
06:28
June 18, 2020
Waterloo Remembered: Roll of Honour
Marking the 205th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, Marcus Cribb and I read 205 names of those killed at Waterloo, drawn from the British, King's German Legion, Prussian and French armies.
28:42
June 18, 2020
Voices from the Battlefield: 32 - Civilians
A selection of accounts showing the experience of civilians during the Waterloo campaign
07:50
June 18, 2020
Voices from the Battlefield: 31 - The Waterloo Despatch
The Duke of Wellington's Waterloo Despatch
16:21
June 18, 2020
Voices from the Battlefield 30 - French poem
French poem about Waterloo read by Catriona Seth
09:32
June 17, 2020
Voices from the Battlefield 29 - Thomas Jeremiah
Royal Welch Fusilier Private Thomas Jeremiah's account of Waterloo
18:22
June 17, 2020
Voices from the Battlefield 28 - Edward Cochrane Frith
Edward Cochrane Firth's account of Waterloo
08:14
June 17, 2020
Voices from the Battlefield 27 - George Levan
Chaplain George Levan and his impact in supporting soldiers after the Waterloo campaign
08:09
June 17, 2020
Voices from the Battlefield 26 - The Prince of Orange
William Prince of Orange's letter to his parents written immediately after Waterloo
12:03
June 17, 2020
Voices from the Battlefield 25 - Frances Burney
Frances Burney's account of the civilian experience in Brussels during the Waterloo campaign
10:34
June 17, 2020
Voices from the Battlefield 24 - Edward Cotton
Edward Cotton, who fought at Waterloo and later became a battlefield guide.
09:52
June 17, 2020
Voices from the Battlefield 23 - Frederick Lindau
KGL soldier Frederick Lindau's account of the defence of La Hate Sainte at Waterloo
04:26
June 17, 2020
Voices from the Battlefield 22 - Jonathan Leach
Rifle officer Jonathan Leach's account of Waterloo
23:21
June 17, 2020
Waterloo Remembered Day 13: Winning the Peace?
I speak to Beatrice De Graaf and Jacqueline Reiter about the aftermath of Waterloo and it's political and cultural legacy.
01:04:06
June 17, 2020
Voices from the Battlefield 21 - Miguel Alava
Miguel Alava relates his perspective on the Battle of Waterloo
10:19
June 17, 2020
Voices from the Battlefield 20 - Ross Lewin
Ross Lewin's account of the Waterloo campaign
06:41
June 16, 2020
Voices from the Battlefield 19 - Prussian Voices
Blucher and an anonymous Prussian officer relate their immediate reactions to the Waterloo campaign
07:06
June 16, 2020
Voices from the Battlefield 18 - Captain Robineau
French Captain Robineau's account of the Waterloo campaign
06:28
June 16, 2020
Voices from the Battlefield 17 - Lady De Lancey
Lady De Lancey relating the death of her husband following his wounds at Waterloo
13:44
June 16, 2020
Voices from the Battlefield 16 - Private O'Neill
Private O'Neill's account of the Waterloo campaign
10:42
June 16, 2020
Voices from the Battlefield 15 - Coignet
French Captain Courtney's account of Waterloo
03:37
June 16, 2020
Voices from the Battlefield 14 - James Anton
James Anton's account of Waterloo
16:30
June 16, 2020
Voices from the Battlefield 13 - George Simmons
Rifle officer George Simmons's account of Waterloo
02:30
June 16, 2020
Voices from the Battlefield 12 - Anonymous British soldier
An anonymous account from a soldier in the British 42nd regiment
05:54
June 16, 2020
Voices from the Battlefield 11 - John Scott
Triangle player John Scott's account of the Waterloo campaign
07:00
June 16, 2020
Waterloo Remembered: Voices from the Battlefield 10 - Carl Jacobi
Carl Jacobi's account of Waterloo
10:36
June 15, 2020
Waterloo Remembered: Voices from the Battlefield 9 - Marshal Ney
Marshal Ney defending his actions throughout the Waterloo campaign. Due to technical issues this extract had to be read by Zack White, rather than the intended reader.
12:39
June 15, 2020
Waterloo Remembered: Voices from the Battlefield 8 - Anonymous French source
Due to technical issues, this extract had to be read by Zack White, rather than the planned speaker. It comes from an anonymous French account dated simply Paris, 20th June
07:32
June 15, 2020
Waterloo Remembered: Voices from the Battlefield 6 - John Kincaid
Rifle officer John Kincaid's account of the Battle of Waterloo
02:35
June 15, 2020
Waterloo Remembered: Voices from the Battlefield 4 - 12 Light Dragoons
Two extracts relating different perspectives of the experience of one unit, the British 12 Light Dragoons at Waterloo
06:31
June 15, 2020
Waterloo Remembered: Voices from the Battlefield 3 William Lawrence
British soldier William Lawrence on Waterloo, taken from his dictated biography.
12:24
June 15, 2020
Waterloo Remembered: Voices from the Battlefield 2 Juana Smith
Juana Smith, wife of rifle officer Harry Smith, searching for her husband after the battle
05:58
June 15, 2020
Waterloo Remembered: Voices from the Battlefield 1 - Thomas Creevey
Thomas Creevey speaks to Wellington before and after Waterloo
09:05
June 15, 2020
Waterloo Remembered Day 11: The Mechanics of War & Command at Waterloo
In the penultimate interview of the series, Will Fletcher joins me to discuss the command styles of Napoleon, Blucher and Wellington, and the role of staff officers in the outcome of the campaign.
01:20:27
June 15, 2020
Waterloo Remembered: Voices from the Battlefield 5 - Victor Hugo
A reading of Victor Hugo's account of the attack on Hougoumont, in Les Miserables.
04:38
June 14, 2020
Waterloo Remembered Day 10: Mythbusting Waterloo
Historians Gareth Glover and Andrew Field join me to explode some of the most popular myths about the battle and the wider Waterloo campaign. What do we think we know that never happened? Could Napoleon ever have won? Was Waterloo irrelevant? All this and more feature, as we gear up for the start of Voices from the Battlefield and the Waterloo Remembered live tweets tomorrow. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thenapoleonicist Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZwhiteHistory Youtube: The Napoleonicist - YouTube
01:03:36
June 14, 2020
Waterloo Remembered: Day 9 - Waterloo: The Forgotten Battle?
I speak to Marcus Cribb (manager of Apsley House) and Rob Pocock (manager of Campaigns and Culture battlefield tour company) about museums, monuments and memory when it comes to Waterloo, exploring what we tend to forget about the battle. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thenapoleonicist Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZwhiteHistory Youtube: The Napoleonicist - YouTube
59:47
June 13, 2020
Waterloo Remembered Day 8: Why does Waterloo matter?
In a shorter episode today, I offer some thoughts on why Waterloo remains important, (as well as roasting myself!) in order to kick-start a wider discussion online. Remember to get involved on twitter, or at www.thenapoleonicwars.net/forum
14:07
June 12, 2020
Waterloo Remembered Day 7: Turning Fact into Fiction
In this installment I speak to Lynn Bryant, author of the Peninsular War saga novels about the challenges and joys of writing novels set in this period. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thenapoleonicist Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZwhiteHistory Youtube: The Napoleonicist - YouTube
01:18:37
June 11, 2020
Waterloo Remembered Day 6: Battlefield Archaeology - Waterloo Uncovered
In a poignant and humbling interview, I speak to archaeologist Dr Stuart Eve and UK armed forces veteran Ben Mead, both from the charity Waterloo Uncovered, which aims to provide rehabilitation to veterans by involving them in archaeological digs on the battlefield. We discuss what the project has discovered, team camaraderie on the dig, and how you can help if someone you know is struggling with their mental health.
59:59
June 10, 2020
Waterloo Remembered: Day 5 - A Soldiers Life for Me?
Today I speak to Prof Ed Coss about life for soldiers during this period, what motivated them, how they coped in battle, and why they joined the army in the first place. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thenapoleonicist Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZwhiteHistory Youtube: The Napoleonicist - YouTube
01:22:55
June 9, 2020
Waterloo Remembered Day 4: Forgotten Foreign Forces - Prussia
In the final installment of the Forgotten Foreign Forces triple bill, I speak to Vanya Bellinger about the vital role that Prussia played in the Waterloo campaign, and why their involvement has often been downplayed. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thenapoleonicist Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZwhiteHistory Youtube: The Napoleonicist - YouTube
48:51
June 8, 2020
Waterloo Remembered Day 3: Forgotten Foreign Forces - Spain
In the second interview in a triple bill on some of the Forgotten Foreign Forces that were involved in the War of the Seventh Coalition, I speak to Prof. Alicia Laspra about Spain during the conflict, the way in which Spain was forgotten by other European countries, and how the Spanish remember Wellington and Waterloo. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thenapoleonicist Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZwhiteHistory Youtube: The Napoleonicist - YouTube
37:25
June 7, 2020
Waterloo Remembered Day 2: Forgotten Foreign Forces - The King's German Legion
In the first of a triple bill of interviews on forgotten foreign forces from the Waterloo campaign, I speak to Hailey Stewart from the University of North Texas on the role that the King's German Legion and Brunswick troops played. Part of the #WaterlooRemembered series. Remember to post your questions and comments in the forum at thenapoleonicwars.net or on Twitter using the #WaterlooRemembered Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thenapoleonicist Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZwhiteHistory Youtube: The Napoleonicist - YouTube
01:06:10
June 6, 2020
Waterloo: What's the real story?
#WaterlooRemembered Day 1. As the fortnight of commemorations kicks off, I look at the what happened in the Waterloo campaign, and point out some key areas of debate, setting the scene for the interviews that are coming over the next fortnight. Remember to join the discussion in the forum at thenapoleonicwars.net, where you will find a full schedule of releases for Waterloo Remembered, or on Twitter using #WaterlooRemembered. Episode 2, out on 6th June, will explore some of the forgotten foreign forces in the conflict. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thenapoleonicist Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZwhiteHistory Youtube: The Napoleonicist - YouTube
36:31
June 5, 2020
The French Revolution: Where did it start to go wrong?
I explore the origins of the French Revolution, and how the French government descended into chaos, as well as making a special announcement about Waterloo Remembered. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thenapoleonicist Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZwhiteHistory Youtube: The Napoleonicist - YouTube
24:34
May 20, 2020
Wellington's Unknown Warriors: The Life, Death & Reburial of the Bones of Burgos
Showing that dead men do actually tell tales, this podcast explains the significance of the discovery of the remains of six soldiers killed at the siege of Burgos during the Peninsular War, and the efforts to see these men's remains analysed and given the proper burial that they deserve.
41:08
May 1, 2020
The Curious Case of Badajoz: The aftermath of British sieges in the Peninsular War
I explore one of the more controversial topics of the Peninsular War, as I examine the looting, murder and rape which British soldiers committed after each of the major sieges of the conflict. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thenapoleonicist Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZwhiteHistory Youtube: The Napoleonicist - YouTube
29:29
April 15, 2020
Plunder, Provost & Punishment - Discipline under Wellington
In a surprise addition to the schedule, I talk a little about my current research on crime and punishment in the British Army at the start of the nineteenth century. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thenapoleonicist Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZwhiteHistory Youtube: The Napoleonicist - YouTube
11:04
April 8, 2020
1. What's with the name: Rebranding the Napoleonic Wars
I explore some of the alternatives to calling the conflict 'The Napoleonic Wars'. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thenapoleonicist Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZwhiteHistory Youtube: The Napoleonicist - YouTube
23:54
April 1, 2020
The Napoleonicist: The Trailer!
Ahead of the launch of the first proper episode in April 2020, I outline what the deal is with this new podcast on the French Revolution and Napoleonic Era. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thenapoleonicist Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZwhiteHistory Youtube: The Napoleonicist - YouTube
08:03
March 11, 2020