In 1799, when Napoleon became First Consul of France, he started a series of important domestic reforms which were revolutionary in Europe, many of which survive to this day. In this episode, we depart from Napoleon’s military triumphs and demonstrate a less-appreciated aspect of his career – his genius for domestic affairs.
We talk about:
- The Code Napoleon
- The Legion of Honour
- The Bank of France and the economy
- Public education
- The Amnesty for the Emigres
- and the Concordat with the Catholic Church
As always, David and I had a lot of fun producing this show and we hope you enjoy it. We would really love it if you’d let us know if you’re enjoying the show by leaving a comment.