This March I have been focusing specifically on the Irish experience on The Napoleonicist in a sequence of five episodes taking an unflinching look at Ireland's story, and the at times terrible things the English were responsible for.
I began by talking to Dr Catriona Kennedy (University of York) about the 1798 Irish Rebellion, which is crushed by the English:
I was then joined by Jim Deery (PhD Researcher, Maynooth University) to talk about the more complex reality of the experiences, motivations and actions of Irish troops serving in Wellington's Army:
This was followed by an epic interview with Marcus Beresford, distant descendant of Marshal William Carr Beresford, in a two long feature discussing the man's life and contribution to the British and Portuguese armies, and the allied success in the Peninsular War:
The last interview was with Andrew Dorman (PhD Researcher, Dublin City University), as we talked about the Irish-military establishment in the late 1700s, and the day-to-day interactions between British troops and the Irish population:
And finally, I reprised the 'Voices' oral history series (which featured in Waterloo Remembered) to bring listeners a montage of letter, memoir and diary extracts giving a flavour of the diversity of experiences left to us by or about Irish men and women from this period: https://anchor.fm/the-napoleonicist/episodes/Voices-from-Ireland-etecba
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