In the course of two episodes and a TALK special, I examine the Wars Against the French, waged from 1789-1815. How do I fit it all into such a small amount of episodes? Well, come and see for yourself!

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WDF 10.25: SPECIAL= Wars Against The French Part One: Revolution

In this episode, we'll cover the years 1787-1797 which includes; diplomatic dancing, Robby's favourite razor, Napoleon's entry onto the scene and a bit of revolutionary war thrown in too! It introduces us nicely to the world that Revolutionary France existed within, and why the wars began to erupt with an ever more worrying frequency. How did this impact European affairs? The short answer is in a big way, the long answer, is within this podcast!

Another unfortunate citizen goes to the favourite razor of France, but fortunately for the rest of the nation this reign of terror was not to last. Courtesy: Encyclopedia Britannica

Another unfortunate citizen goes to the favourite razor of France, but fortunately for the rest of the nation this reign of terror was not to last. Courtesy: Encyclopedia Britannica

WDF 10.50: SPECIAL= Wars Against The French Part Two: TALK

Sean and I delve into a few Napoleonic issues, but then get sidetracked with Sean's immense family history and the military career of Terrence O'Reilley. Arguably this was my greatest achievement in this special, and I was really excited to bring you guys a fascinating look at just how far back this era can be ingrained on one's family. Give it a listen as two bestos chat!

We obviously had our poses down. Don't judge my woeful facial hair phase. This is the earliest photo I could find of Sean (on the left) and myself. About a month after we began this journey sort of together. Thanks for being part of this!

We obviously had our poses down. Don't judge my woeful facial hair phase. This is the earliest photo I could find of Sean (on the left) and myself. About a month after we began this journey sort of together. Thanks for being part of this!

WDF 10.75: SPECIAL= Wars Against The French Part Three: Napoleon

How much Napoleon can one fit into 2 hours? Let's find out, as we tackle arguably WDF's biggest challenge. Did we succeed? That depends on whether you like your podcast experiences intense, or whether you like your pause button close by. I think we did a fair job. There may be room for a do-over in the future? Who knows, we'll just have to see. For now, Boney's greatest hits and misses can be found all in one place - here.

Napoleon's greatest victory - Austerlitz. Courtesy: Wikipedia/Public Domain

Napoleon's greatest victory - Austerlitz. Courtesy: Wikipedia/Public Domain