Napoleon III


Residential course

Jonathan Rodell

13 January 2023 to 15 January 2023

4:00 pm to 2:00 pm

From £265 Non-residential fee

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He was Emperor of the French for longer than his uncle, Napoleon I, and arguably did as much to change the face of Europe.

But the bones of Napoleon III lie in a quiet corner of Hampshire rather than a Parisian shrine.  Who was this man who won and lost an empire and who created both Italy (intentionally) and Germany (by accident)?

This course will examine the achievements and legacy of a man whose story confirms the old saying that every political career ends in failure.

Residential Fees From: £395.   Non Residential: £265

Course runs from Dinner on Friday to Lunch on Sunday.

Tutor information

Dr Jonathan Rodell studied History at Pembroke College, Cambridge before going on to complete a PhD on popular religion in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.  He was a Visiting Fellow at Southern Methodist University, Dallas and is a tutor at Madingley Hall, the University of Cambridge’s Institute of Continuing Education.  His published works include The Rise of Methodism: a study of Bedfordshire 1736-1851 and he is currently working on a volume about religion in Victorian London tentatively titled City of God.

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