The History Network

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

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 24m. Bisher sind 247 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein zweiwöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 5 days 2 hours 23 minutes


episode 1: The Battle of Marathon - Part 1

On September 10th 490 BC, hoplites from the Greek city of Athens faced an invasion force sent from the enormous and powerful Persian Empire to the east on the field at Marathon, a bay 26.2 miles (42.195 kilometres) northeast of Athens. The Athenians...



episode 10: Artemisia of Halicarnassus

In his account of Xerxes' invasion of Greece, the historian Herodotus goes out of his way to give an account of Artemisia, female tyrant of Halicarnassus, before, during and in the aftermath of the battle Salamis in 480 BC. This account, and Artemisia...


 2021-07-04  23m

episode 9: The Battle if Landguard Fort

England and the Netherlands were natural allies when they both became Protestant, which finally happened in England in 1558 when Elizabeth I was crowned queen. In 1585 the queen sent Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester with 5,000 to 6,000 troops to the...


 2021-06-20  15m

episode 8: The Rise of Naval Aviation and the Aircraft Carrier

For centuries naval warfare consisted of vessels in relative close proximity to one, another fighting it out. This combat might take the form of ships in the ancient world ramming, or with the development of gunpowder vessels would launch broadsides...


 2021-06-06  15m

episode 7: Days of Valourt Part2

The Residency complex at Lucknow was under siege. It had been since late June 1857. It was now October. A small relief force had broken through from Cawnpore but it was then too weak to enable the combined garrison to break out.


 2021-05-21  22m

episode 6: Days of Valour Part1

Throughout the Indian Mutiny of 1857-1858, a total of 182 Victoria Crosses were awarded; more than one third of those were awarded for actions in in the city of Lucknow. It is a place with which anyone who studies the history of military bravery...


 2021-05-02  28m

episode 5: The Greatest Man Who Ever Lived - Charles V Holy Roman Emperor - Part 2

In this second episode of the life of Charles V Holy Roman Emperor we continue the story of his reign and of the conflicts in the first half of the 16th Century that shaped Europe and the world. The ruler of an empire is forever in the saddle and so...


 2021-04-18  16m

episode 4: The Greatest Man Who Ever Lived - Charles V Holy Roman Emperor

Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor also known as Carlos was born in 1500 and he lived for 58 years, dying in the Spanish monastery of Yuste of malaria. As we list his titles, King of Spain, King of the Netherlands, Flanders and Belgium, Emperor of Austria...


 2021-04-04  17m

episode 3: Byzantium's Eastern Frontier

The Byzantines, the subjects of the Eastern Roman Empire, were great survivors. They outlasted their cousins in the west by a thousand years, withstanding the great waves of barbarian invasions and even managing to flourish amidst the chaos. Less than...


 2021-03-21  29m

episode 2: The Vicksburg Campaign Part 2

On May 18, 1863, Major General Ulysses S. Grant achieved the objective he had sought for months. Union troops surrounded Vicksburg on three sides, and on its west side, Admiral David Porter's warships controlled the waters of the Mississippi. For...


 2021-03-07  17m