Adam's back with the War of the 2nd Coalition. The war in Europe spreads as Napoleon invades Egypt. Russia enters the war against France and helps invade Italy. Meanwhile politics back in France are getting increasingly heated as various factions vie for power. Download Episode 10
In Venice Bonus Episode 2 we explained how the 4th Crusade started. Now we follow it to its tragic conclusion, with the sack of Constantinople by French and Venetian crusaders.
This will be the last Venice bonus episode for a while, as I need to focus more on the Unification episodes, but don't worry! After we're done with the Italian unification, I'm planning to go back and do a full series on Venice.
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We go over Napoleon's invasion of Italy again, this time focusing on his administrative and political actions. Italians of the 19th century would see politics and governments differently than Italians of the 18th century, because between 1797 and 1815 Napoleon would reshape Italy's political consciousness. He got started quickly, as in just 2 years he had already upended Northern Italy. Download Episode 9
Benjamin and Adam are brothers, and are both in grad school studying theoretical chemistry. History is their hobby.