The Napoleon Bonaparte Podcast #11 – Peace With Britian

After the signing of The Treaty of Luneville in February 1801, France was at peace with every country in Europe. Only Britian stood in the way of a total peace. Listen in as JDM and I discuss some of the key events of the following period:

  • William Pitt had been replaced briefly by Henry Addington as Prime Minister of Britian
  • The impact of the assassination of Tsar Paul I of Russia in March 1801
  • Nelson’s destruction of the Danish fleet at Copenhagen ends Napoleon’s idea of invading England via Ireland
  • The reasons behind the Treaty of Amiens which was signed in March 1802
  • The terms of Amiens
  • Bonaparte made First Consul For Life, August 1802
  • The “infernal machine” and the trial of the Duc D’Enghien
  • Why Amiens failed
  • Britian declares war on France, May 1803

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Napoleon at Cherbourg

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Cherbourg-Octeville is a town and commune in Normandy, north-west France.

David and I will be recording a new episode next week folks, so please stay tuned! We will be covering the tentative peace Napoleon signed with England known as the Treaty of Amiens, how it all fell apart, and why Napoleon developed The Continental System.

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