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May 30, 2021

3.30 – The Tide in Europe

3.30 – The Tide in Europe

Year(s) Discussed: 1804-1806

The Napoleonic Wars continue apace in Europe as Napoleon plots an invasion of Britain, and Admiral Horatio Nelson searches for the French fleet in the Mediterranean. As battles continue on land and sea across the continent, American diplomats in London, Paris, and Madrid continue their work. Meanwhile, the untimely death of a key leader opens up opportunities for the US to negotiate a treaty.


Featured Image: “The Battle of Trafalgar” by J M W Turner [c. 1822-1824], courtesy of Wikipedia


Intro and Outro Music: Selections from “Jefferson and Liberty” as performed by The Itinerant Band

 

Special thanks to Alex for providing the intro quote for this episode and to Andrew for his audio editing assistance!

The transcript for this episode can be found here.

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