Episode 16 – The Peace of Villafranca

As we heard in the last podcast, on the 11th of August 1859 Emperor Napoleon III of France met with Emperor Francis Joseph I of Austria in the Swiss town of Villafranca to agree a peace deal, which would end the bloody war between France and Piedmont on the one side, and Austria on the other.

In this podcast we will cover the reasons for the failure of the peace of Villafranca, and the underlying reasons why things changed so much in Italy in 1859 and early 1860.

Podcast No 16 – Why wasn’t the peace of Villafranca put in place

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