The Last Emperor of Mexico

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Abraham Lincoln, Stag-do-esque antics, and forbidden overnight stays within the Vatican - the tale of the Last Emperor of Mexico sounds more like a period drama and not the sadly true and tragic end of Maximilian I. This week James is joined by Edward Shawcross to talk about the titular character of his new book 'The Last Emperor of Mexico: Disaster in the New World'. Together they discuss inadequate leadership, paranoid Empresses, and the role the American Civil war played beyond it's borders. If you'd like to learn more, we have hundreds of history documentaries, ad free podcasts and audiobooks at History Hit https://access.historyhit.com/?utm_source=audio&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=Podcast+Campaign&utm_id=Podcast To download, go to Android or Apple store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.historyhit&hl=en_GB&gl=US https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/history-hit/id1303668247 If you’re enjoying this podcast and looking for more fascinating Warfare content then subscribe to our Warfare newsletter. Follow the link here: https://www.historyhit.com/sign-up-to-history-hit/?utm_source=timelinenewsletter&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=Timeline+Podcast+Campaign  

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