The podcast focusing on the decade of the 1810s returns from hiatus with an all-new episode on Napoleon's improbable comeback from exile on the island of Elba.
So, you know that I'm a huge admirer of Jean-Léon Gérôme, the French artist of the late 19th century whose vivid brush captured scenes so [...]
Episode 12 of Second Decade finishes the tragic and misunderstood story of Napoleon in Russia--and tries to cut through some of the mythology surrounding it.
In the next installment of the podcast series, Napoleon allows himself to be drawn into an exhausting victory and the disastrous and ultimately fiery occupation of Moscow. Why did he do it?
The newest episode of Second Decade tackles the world-shaking conflict between France and Russia in 1812, and the personalities of the men who brought it into being.
There's a lot going on in this picture of a nobleman's house in 19th century Russia.
Napoleon's wily foreign minister was known to crack a bottle or two down here.
This one famous chart from 1869 tells the incredible story of one of the great defeats in military history.
How a diplomatic conference that was supposed to be about Napoleon turned into the biggest, costliest party in European history.
This amazing painting, depicting the coronation of Napoleon Bonaparte as Emperor of France in December 1804, has fascinated me for as long as I can [...]