Is it just me or are these shows gradually getting longer? 🙂

When we last left Napoleon, he had concluded the Italian Campaign with the treaty of Campo Formio and was a national hero. In this episode we talk about the Egyptian Campaign of 1798-99:

  • Too soon for his political move in France
  • The invasion of England postponed
  • In the footsteps of Alexander, off to Egypt!
  • Taking and re-making Malta
  • Reading the Qu’ran
  • The Rosetta Stone
  • The Battle of the Pyramids
  • The Battle of the Nile
  • Talleyrand’s Betrayal (the first of many)
  • Into Syria (Israel)
  • The Battles of Acre, Jaffa, Aboukir
  • The execution of prisoners
  • The sudden return to France!

In our next episode, we will watch with bated breath as Napoleon executes the coup of 18 Brumaire and becomes 1st Consul of France!