The History of Byzantium

A podcast telling the story of the Roman (Byzantine) Empire from 476 AD to 1453. See for privacy and opt-out information.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 27m. Bisher sind 289 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 5 days 10 hours 47 minutes


Byzantine Stories, Episode 9 - Women in the Byzantine World. Part 1 - Immense and Immeasurable

As you may know I have already produced three episodes about Women in the Roman World which are available for you on the Ad-Free Bonus Feed at Patreon. I now present three more episodes about Women in the Byzantine World. And these episodes are very mu...



Women in the Byzantine World announcement

Hello everyone,   I am back with three bonus episodes for you about Women in the Byzantine World. These episodes should be available within an hour or so of this update.   Since women get much less attention than they deserve in our ...



An update on the schedule of the podcast, May 2021

An Update on the schedule of the podcast, May 2021 


 2021-05-13  1m

Backer Rewards Episode 16 - Russia and Byzantium with Professor Sergey Ivanov

Our sixteenth Kickstarter backers reward episode looks at the relationship between Byzantium and the Rus and later Russia in conversation with Professor Sergey Ivanov. Professor Ivanov is a Russian scholar who has been studying Byzantium for many decad...


 2021-04-16  32m


High Speed History have Byzantine-themed merchandise available! The good people over at have produced a range of delightful items featuring our beloved Byzantium. We’re talking t-shirts, hoodies, bags, clocks, towels and stickers a...


 2021-03-10  2m

Episode 225 - Belisarius in Metal

When I announced I would be taking a break back in the Autumn I received an email from listener Brian Sherry offering to produce an episode of the show for me. He told me about the metal band Judicator recording an entire album about Belisariu...


 2021-03-04  1h3m

Episode 224 - The Coup of Anna Komnene with Leonora Neville

Our final episode on Alexios' reign returns us to our first. Back in episode 197 we interviewed Professor Leonora Neville about Anna Komnene. That interview set us up to cover Alexios' reign and the First Crusade with Anna as our primary sour...


 2021-02-23  33m

Episode 223 - Questions VIII

We look at your questions about Alexios and the Crusades. Listeners wanted an update on the state of Byzantium's army, economy and administration. How much credit or blame should Alexios get for the events of his reign? What about his relationship...


 2021-02-16  38m

Schedule and Patreon Update.

Three new episodes are coming your way in the next three weeks. New narrative episodes will come at some point in the Spring. I am still busy working on the Istanbul videos and Byzantine Stories. Also we have a new Patreon


 2021-02-11  8m

An update on the schedule of the podcast

Hello everyone, This is a short update about the podcast and the likely schedule for the next few months. The main takeaways are: - The narrative will resume around Spring 2021 - In the meantime I will be producing bonus episodes and videos from Istan...


 2020-10-14  4m