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 24m. Bisher sind 247 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint jede zweite Woche.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 5 days 2 hours 23 minutes

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episode 1: Fort Ligonier and the Fall of Fort Duquesne


In May 1754 a young George Washington's first combat experience occurred at the Battle of Jumonville Glen located in southwest Pennsylvania in the Ohio Valley, where he defeated a small group of French on a diplomatic mission to inform the British...


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 2019-03-03  17m
 
 

episode 2: No Man's Land


No Man's Land. Three of the most evocative words of The Great War. Never forgotten by combatants. A place of death, danger, wire, bullets, shells, poison gas, mud, rats, bodies, and fear. A place which was never safe. When going "over the top" the...


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 2019-03-17  26m
 
 

episode 3: The Battle of Leuctra - Part 1


The battle of Leuctra, fought between the forces of Sparta and the Boeotian League led by Thebes, in early July 371 BC, altered forever the map of ancient Greek history. In a single afternoon, what the ancient Greeks of the early 4th century BC had...


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 2019-03-31  19m
 
 

episode 4: The Battle of Leuctra - Part 2


The battle of Leuctra, fought between the forces of Sparta and the Boeotian League led by Thebes, in early July 371 BC, altered forever the map of ancient Greek history. In a single afternoon, what the ancient Greeks of the early 4th century BC had...


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 2019-04-14  17m
 
 

episode 5: The Spanish invasion and conquest of Mexico, 1519-1521 - Part 1


The conquest of Mexico was a landmark in the history of the world, changing its course forever. A mere 600 adventurers, speculators and journeymen from a European nation that had only existed in its current form for a few decades, landed in an unknown...


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 2019-04-28  27m
 
 

episode 7: Magic Weapons and Armour in the Middle Ages


Magic weapons and armour are things we usually associate with the realms of myth or fantasy rather than history. And yet, in semi-historical and even historical sources throughout the medieval period we find accounts of magic weapons which bring down...


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 2019-06-02  25m
 
 

episode 8: Magic Weapons and Armour in the Middle Ages - Part 2, King Arthur and his Knights


Many 'magical' items belong to the stories of Arthur and his knights although their genesis is more complicated. Sir Percival had the shield of Joseph of Arimathea, Gawain had the shield of Judas Maccabeus, Galahad the Shield of king Evalach (which...


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 2019-06-16  16m
 
 

episode 9: The Battle of Glen Shiel


The government troops approached from the east, their redcoats standing out against the green of the glen and the dark waters of the River Shiel. The skies overhead were clear, it was the height of the summer, unusually hot for the Scottish Highlands...


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 2019-06-30  18m
 
 

episode 10: John Paul Jones: The American War of Independance comes to Britain


On 27th February 1782 the British parliament voted to immediately cease the war in America; Britain had lost the War of Independence, (or the Revolutionary war as it is known in America). But Great Britain was not fighting America alone; by 1782 they...


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 2019-07-14  19m
 
 
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