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 5 years there had been such a war, Austria had been defeated and a kingdom of Italy had been created which took in Piedmont, Lombardy, the Central Duchies and the Papal States, and even Naples.  Only Vienna and Rome remained outside this new Kingdom by the end of 1861.  This podcast tells us how that war was started.


Podcast No 14 – The Orsini Plot

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