50 - Rome or Death
In this penultimate episode we'll cover the period from 1861 to 1871 and reach the end of our story. Italy started as a collection of small states, many of them ancient, and now the entire peninsula, minus a few outlying areas that Italy would gain after WWI, has been unified under a single government based in the ancient city of Rome. This was an amazing, almost unbelievable achievement. The Kingdom of Italy had weathered the death of its leading statesman only a few months after its formation, had survived a brutal civil war in the south, uprisings and revolts, had suffered disastrous war with Austria, and now had ended the thousand-year-old temporal power of the popes. But it had come at a price paid in money, tears, and blood. Download Episode 50
1/8/2018 01:58:24 am
Great to see you are back - enjoyed this one and looking forward to the finale!
1/8/2018 01:48:25 pm
Thanks, glad you liked it!
11/13/2018 08:42:58 pm
I enjoyed the series. Thanks for all the work. Will there be a finale?
11/27/2018 12:13:55 pm
Thanks! Yes, there will be a finale. Some day... (I'm having trouble setting aside the time required, but it's on my to-do list).
5/11/2019 11:23:59 pm
Hey guys I am a huge fan of your podcast! Thank you for all the hours of entertainment. I’m rooting for you to finish that last episode and put the cherry on top of it all!
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Benjamin and Adam are brothers, and are both in grad school studying theoretical chemistry. History is their hobby.