Monthly Archives: September 2013

Episode 14 – The Orsini Plot and the Secret Meeting in Plombieres 1858

At the end of the podcast we learned that in 1856 Cavour had become a little over-excited and put forward a plan for war with Austria which the British Foreign Secretary had described as not ‘practical’ and ‘absurd’. However, within … Continue reading

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Episode 13 – The Development of Piedmont (Part II)

In the last podcast (quite a long time ago) we learned about Cavour’s part in the political, economic and industrial development of Piedmont in the 1850s’. In this second podcast about the development of Piedmont we’re going to cover diplomatic … Continue reading

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