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. Alle zwei Wochen gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 5 days 2 hours 23 minutes


episode 1: The Vicksburg Campaign Part 1

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...


 2021-02-21  29m

episode 10: After Cannae

At the Battle of Cannae, 2 August, 216 B.C., Carthaginian general Hannibal Barca administered one of Rome's most crushing military defeats. Depending upon the ancient source, Roman losses on the Apulian battlefield numbered anywhere from roughly...


 2021-01-17  23m

episode 9: Army exercises in the English countryside, 1853-1914

The last pitched battles on English soil were Sedgemoor in 1685 and Preston in 1715. But after that the army still needed to train and practice. The first land on Salisbury Plain was not bought for army training until 1897 and Catterick Camp was...


 2021-01-03  25m

episode 8: The First Victoria Cross - Part 2

When the first actions were gazetted in The London Gazette on February 24th, 1857, the first name to appear was that of Cecil Buckley. The action for his award was performed in May 1855 while he was a lieutenant but he had been promoted Commander soon...


 2020-12-20  15m

episode 7: The First Victoria Cross

The First Victoria Cross – Charles Davis Lucas, Cecil William Buckley, or Henry James Raby. During the Crimean War (March 1854-February 1856), the movement to recognise the valour of the ordinary fighting man of the various branches of the British...


 2020-12-06  15m

episode 6: Royal Navy actions during the Battle of Britain: Continuing a long tradition

Ask most people about the Battle of Britain, and they will think of the Spitfires and Hurricanes of RAF fighter command in combat with the German Luftwaffe over southern England in 1940. History books will often also mention Bomber Command carrying...


 2020-11-22  18m

episode 5: Charlemagne - The Father of Eurpope Part2

The machinery of war which Charlemagne inherited from his father. Pepin the Short, and grandfather (Charles Martel, 'the hammer') was singularly well tuned to wage war. All of Charlemagne's vassals were expected to serve militarily and all free men...


 2020-11-08  16m

episode 4: Charlemagne - The Father of Eurpope Part1

Charles the Great, known as Charlemagne and the father of Europe, created an empire which would last 1,000 years. To secure it he fought continuously, on multiple fronts, throughout his long reign. Charlemagne came to power at a time when Europe was...


 2020-10-18  18m

episode 3: The 2500th Anniversary of The Battles of Thermopylae, Artemisium and Salamis - Part 2

Thermopylae and Artemisium were never intended to be decisive stands even though the defeat of the 300 Spartans at Thermopylae has gone down in history as just such a stand. There were also 700 Thespians and 400 Thebans at that defeat but their...


 2020-10-04  19m

episode 2: The 2500th Anniversary of The Battles of Thermopylae, Artemisium and Salamis - Part 1

The year 2020 represents the 2,500th anniversary of three battles which played a major part in shaping the future of the western Mediterranean world: the battles of Thermopylae, Artemisum, and Salamis.


 2020-09-20  18m