Episode 7 – The Causes of the 1848 Revolutions

We saw in the last podcast how new ideas about how Italy might free herself from Austrian domination had arisen.  In today’s podcast we’re going to see how Gioberti’s hopes seemed to be on the verge of coming true, so that many people thought the Pope was about to take up the leadership of the peninsula.

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Something to do:

  • Complete an outline spider diagram that sets out the causes of the 1848 revolutions;
  • Build a set of notes profiling Charles Albert, Pius IX, Pope Pius IX and Mazzini.
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