The History Network

A fortnightly military history podcast looking at all aspect of war throughout the ages.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 23m. Bisher sind 261 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint jede zweite Woche.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 5 days 6 hours 59 minutes


episode 5: Saladin

On 4 July 1187, the Sultan of Egypt and Syria, An-Nasir Yusuf Salah ad-Din ibn Ayyub - better known to us as Saladin - won a tremendous victory, one of the most famous of the Middle Ages. Beneath the Horns of Hattin, the twin peaks of an extinct...



episode 4: Ross Lewis Mangles and William Fraser McDonell at the Siege of Arrah

We saw in Season 31 Episode 4 and Season 30 Episode 7 that due to the remarkable actions of several civilians who took up arms under military orders during the Indian Mutiny in 1857 and 1858 that the newly instituted Victoria Cross was altered to...



episode 3: 3203 The Battle of Poitiers

On the death of King Charles IV of France in 1328, Edward III of England was his closest male heir and therefore the legitimate successor to the throne of the childless Charles. This was due to the ancient Salian (or Salic) law which prevented female...


 2022-04-10  17m

episode 2: The Gothic Genius of Fritigern - Part 2

In the year AD 378, the Eastern Roman Emperor Valens left Antioch to return via Constantinople to deal with the Gothic threat which had been ravaging Thrace and the surrounding provinces since 376. He also sought help from his nephew and the Western...


 2022-03-20  17m

episode 1: 3201 The Gothic Genius of Fritigern - Part 1

The Gothic leader Fritigern (possibly based on the Gothic Frithugairns) is, perhaps, one of the most under-appreciated commanders in the ancient world. At the head of a complex confederation of Gothic tribes, he imposed a devastating defeat on the...


 2022-03-06  20m

episode 10: 3110 D-Day: The American Airborne Landings

The Allied landings at Normandy on June 6, 1944 were the largest amphibious operation ever undertaken in military history. Across five separate beaches, over 150,000 men made up the landing forces from the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. To...


 2022-02-06  17m

episode 9: Lord Dunmore's War

At the end of the Seven Years War, the Proclamation of 1763 was issued by the British, which granted any lands west of the Appalachian Mountains in the Ohio Valley of North America to the Native Americans. American colonists could not settle any of...


 2022-01-16  17m

episode 8: The Armenian Massacre - Part 2

In his 1944 book Axis Rule in Occupied Europe, Raphael Lemkin says that "genocide is composite and manifold, and that it signifies a coordinated plan of different actions aiming at the destruction of the essential foundations of life of a [specific]...


 2022-01-02  14m

episode 7: The Armenian Massacre - Part1

Agitation from the Armenian community for political reform and autonomy, brewing since the 1870s, was further intensified by large-scale massacres that occurred across the empire in 1894–1897 and in Cilicia in 1909; additionally, the more seemingly...


 2021-12-19  24m

episode 6: The battle of Königgrätz

The battle of Königgrätz (also known as the battle of Sadowa or the battle of Chlum) was the most decisive clash between the armies of Prussia and those of Austria and her allies during the short, seven-week long, Austro-Prussian War in 1866. The...


 2021-12-05  25m