The History Network

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

http://www.thehistorynetwork.org

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 23m. Bisher sind 261 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein zweiwöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 5 days 6 hours 59 minutes

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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...


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 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...


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 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...


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 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...


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 2021-03-07  17m
 
 

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...


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 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...


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 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...


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 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...


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 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...


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 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...


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 2020-11-22  18m