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The Almost Forgotten

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The podcast focuses on the lives and times of great historical figures that have mostly fallen through the cracks of our collective memories. We may have heard of these people, but they don't get the attention that some do. Here, they get their due. http://almostforgotten.squarespace.com on Twitter: @thealmostforgot

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The podcast focuses on the lives and times of great historical figures that have mostly fallen through the cracks of our collective memories. We may have heard of these people, but they don't get the attention that some do. Here, they get their due. http://almostforgotten.squarespace.com on Twitter: @thealmostforgot

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By ehebhdjs - Nov 06 2019
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Great podcast, well research and it also features an enthusiastic speaker.

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Fantastic! One of my favorites!

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139 Ratings
Average Ratings
127
5
2
2
3

Awesome

By ehebhdjs - Nov 06 2019
Read more
Great podcast, well research and it also features an enthusiastic speaker.

Try it

By Stu Nims - Mar 22 2019
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Fantastic! One of my favorites!
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The Almost Forgotten

Latest release on Jul 17, 2019

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The podcast focuses on the lives and times of great historical figures that have mostly fallen through the cracks of our collective memories. We may have heard of these people, but they don't get the attention that some do. Here, they get their due. http://almostforgotten.squarespace.com on Twitter: @thealmostforgot

Rank #1: Episode 5.5 - Matilda of Tuscany

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Matilda was the Margrave of Tuscany and for a time was the most powerful leader in northern Italy. She acted as an almost independent leader rather than a subject of the Holy Roman Empire, fighting with it over policy and supporting papal authority over imperial in an effort to reform and revitalize the church.

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Holy Roman Empire https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matilda_of_Tuscany

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Boniface of Tuscany https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matilda_of_Tuscany#/media/File:Beatrice_of_Bar.png

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Beatrice
Matilda's Tomb

Sources:

  • Nora Duff, Matilda of Tuscany

  • Giovanni Tabacco, New Cambridge Medieval History, Northern and Central Italy in the Eleventh Century

  • Francis M Gillis, “Matilda, Countess of Tuscany”, The Catholic Historical Review

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Apr 17 2019

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Rank #2: Episode 5.1 - Ur-Nammu

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Ur-Nammu was the first king of the Sumerian Third Dynasty of Ur. He helped restore native dominance in Sumer after centuries of foreign rule, instituted reforms and rebuilt the Sumerian infrastructure, and helped usher in the final era of Sumerian rule in Mesopotamia under the Neo-Sumerian Empire.





Sources:

  • Henry Freeman, Sumerians: A History From Beginning to End

  • Paul Kriwazczek, Babylon – Mesopotamia and the Birth of Civilization

  • Samuel Noah Kramer, “The Death of Ur-Nammu and His Descent to the Netherworld,” Journal of Cuneiform Studies

  • C. J. Gadd, The Cambridge Ancient History, CHAPTER XXII - BABYLONIA, c. 2120–1800 B.C.

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Feb 20 2019

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Rank #3: Episode 5.3 - Cyaxares

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Cyaxares was the king of the Medes, who helped destroy the mighty and terrifying Neo-Assyrian Empire, create a massive empire based in the small region of Media, and laid the foundation of the Achaemenid Persian Empire.


Cyaxares
Cyaxares Tomb
Median Empire
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Sources:

  • T. Cuyler Young, Jr., Cambridge Ancient History, The Early History of the Medes and the Persians and the Achaemenid Empire to the Death of Cambyses

  • Cambridge History of Iran, The Medes and the Neighboring Countries

  • Kevin Lelous, The Battle of the Eclips (May 28, 585 BC): A Discusssion of the Lydo-Median Treaty and the Halys Border

  • Encyclopaedia Iranica, Cyaxares

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Mar 20 2019

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Rank #4: Episode 1.3 - Mithridates the Great

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Episode 1.3 is about Mithridates the Great, who created an empire to rival that of Rome itself, and was called by Cicero "The greatest king since the time of Alexander the Great"






Sources:

  • Adrienne Meyer, The Poison King, The Life and Legend of Mithridates, Rome's Deadliest Enemy

  • Cassius Dio, Roman History

  • Appian, Mithridatic Wars

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Feb 24 2016

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Rank #5: Episode 2.1 - The Diadochi Part 1 - Partitions and Alliances

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The Diadochi were the successors to Alexander the Great. Upon his early and surprising death, with no obvious heir, his leading generals fought over his empire.









Sources:

  • Diodorus Siculus, Bibliotecha Historica (Library of History)

  • James Romm, Ghost on the Throne: The Death of Alexander the Great and the Bloody Fight for His Empire

  • Robin Waterfield, Dividing the Spoils: The War for Alexander the Great's Empire

  • Plutarch, Parallel Lives

  • Polyaenus, Strategems

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Jan 04 2017

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Rank #6: Episode 3.5 - Normans in Italy Part 2: Roger II

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Roger the second consolidated all of the Norman holdings in Sicily and Southern Italy into one united and long lasting kingdom. His ability as an administrator and statesman helped propel him past the other Norman leaders to become the first king of the Normans in Italy.








Sources:

  • G.A. Loud, The New Cambridge Medieval History, “Norman Sicily in the Twelfth Century.” 2004

  • Robert C. L. Holmes, American International Journal of Social Science, “Men of the North Wind the Norman Knight in the 11th Century Mediterranean.” 2015

  • Hubert Houben, Roger II of Sicily: A Ruler Between East and West. 2002

  • Edmund Curtis, Roger of Sicily and the Normans in Lower Italy, 1016-1154. 1912

  • Karen C. Britt, Mediterranean Studies, “Roger II of Sicily: Rex, Basileus, and Khalif? Identity, Politics, and Propaganda in the Cappella Palatina” 2007

  • Helene Wieruszowski, Speculum, “ Roger II of Sicily, Rex-Tyrannus, In Twelfth-Century Political Thought” 1963

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Mar 14 2018

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Rank #7: Episode 4.1 - Dutch Revolt Pt 1 - William the Silent

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William the Silent, Prince of Orange-Nassau, was a leading noble in the Habsburg Netherlands. King Charles V split his empire in two, and gave the low countries to Spain, despite its cultural and religious similarities to the Holy Roman Empire. William would find his new sovereign, King Philip II of Spain to be a harsh and uncompromising ruler who would help sow the seeds of revolt in the territory.







Sources:

  • John Lothrop Motley, The Rise of the Dutch Republic

  • John Lothrop Motley, The History of the United Netherlands

  • Geoffrey Parker, The Dutch Revolt

  • Geoffrey Parker, "Why Did the Dutch Revolt Last 80 Years?"

  • Geoffrey Parker, The Journal of Military History "Limits to Revolution in Military Affairs"

  • Oscar C Gelderbloom, "From Antwerp to Amsterdam"

  • JL Bolton, Francesco Guidi Bruscoli, “When Did Antwerp Replace Bruges as the commercial and financial centre of north-western Europe?”, The Economic History Review, 2008

  • James M Murray, "Bruges, Cradle of Capitalism"

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Mar 27 2018

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Rank #8: Episode 3.1 - Suppiluliuma

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Suppiluliuma was the greatest king of the Hittites, and helped turn the Anatolian kingdom into perhaps the most powerful empire in the world for a time. 

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Sources:

  • Trevor Bryce, The Kingdom of the Hittites, 2005

  • Trevor Bryce, "Some Observations on the Chronology of Suppiluliuma's Reign", Anatolian Studies, 1989

  • W Richard Stephens, Jr, "The Rise of the Hittite Empire: A Comparison of Theories on the Origin of the State", Mid-American Review of Sociology, 1979

  • Gregory McMahon, “The History of the Hittites”, The Biblical Archaeologist

  • Claudia Glatz and Roger Matthews. “Anthropology of a Frontier Zone: Hittite-Kaska Relations in Late Bronze Age North-Central Anatolia”, Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research, Aug 200

  • Hittites, 2003. Tolga Ornek. Documentary

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Jan 17 2018

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Rank #9: Episode 2.2 - The Diadochi Part 2 - Perdiccas and Eumenes

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Perdiccas uses his role as the regent to the Macedonian kings to try to consolidate power. But the other Diadochi - Ptolemy in Egypt, Antipater in Europe, and Antigonus in Anatolia -  have plans of their own




sometimes presumed to be Perdiccas from the "Alexander Sarcophagus" made for a Macedonian-allied king 

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Alexander_sarcophagus_in_the_Istanbul_Archaeological_Museums

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Sources:

  • Diodorus Siculus, Bibliotecha Historica (Library of History)

  • James Romm, Ghost on the Throne: The Death of Alexander the Great and the Bloody Fight for His Empire

  • Robin Waterfield, Dividing the Spoils: The War for Alexander the Great's Empire

  • Arrian, Events After Alexander

  • Plutarch, Parallel Lives

  • Polyaenus, Strategems

Names Mentioned

Big thanks to listener Peter Rojas for adding us to his list of his favorite history podcasts!
https://medium.com/@peterrojas/my-favorite-history-podcasts-c60f3a3ce1ed#.9wx808jf1

Jan 18 2017

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Rank #10: Episode 2.7 - Clovis

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Clovis united the Franks and helped solidify them as the dominant power in northwestern Europe after the collapse of the Roman Empire. He created the first Kingdom of France and also helped built out what would becomes Charlemagne's Empire.










Sources

  • Bernard Bachrach, Merovingian Military Organization, 1972

  • Ralph Mathison, Clovis, Anastasius, and Political Status in 508 CE, 2012

  • Charles Oman, The Dark Ages, 476-918, 1898

  • Ian Wood, The Merovingian Kingdoms 450-751, 1994

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Apr 12 2017

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Rank #11: Episode 1.6 - Otto the Great

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Episode 1.6 is about Otto the Great. Otto I was the King of Saxony, King of East Francia, and eventually, the Holy Roman Emperor. His re-establishment of the Empire set it on a path to essentially be a continuous empire for the next 1,000 years.






Sources:

  • Timothy Reuter, Germany in the Middle Ages c. 800-1056

  • James Westfall Thompson, Feudal Germany

  • Karl Leyser, "The Battle of Lech. A Study in 10th Century Warfare", History

  • Karl Leyser, "Ottonian Government", The Journal of Historical Review

  • Gerhardt B Ladner, "The Holy Roman Empire of the Tenth Century and East Central Europe", The Polish Review

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Apr 06 2016

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Rank #12: Episode 3.4 - Normans in Italy Part 1 - Robert Guiscard

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Robert Guiscard, entered at the dawn of the Norman conquest of Italy, defeated his enemies and pushed aside his competing family members to take the whole of southern Italy, much of Sicily, and parts of the Balkan Peninsula.







Sources:

  • G.A. Loud, The New Cambridge Medieval History, “Norman Sicily in the Twelfth Century.” 2004

  • Robert C. L. Holmes, American International Journal of Social Science, “Men of the North Wind the Norman Knight in the 11th Century Mediterranean.” 2015

  • Hubert Houben, Roger II of Sicily: A Ruler Between East and West. 2002

  • Edmund Curtis, Roger of Sicily and the Normans in Lower Italy, 1016-1154. 1912

  • Karen C. Britt, Mediterranean Studies, “Roger II of Sicily: Rex, Basileus, and Khalif? Identity, Politics, and Propaganda in the Cappella Palatina” 2007

  • Helene Wieruszowski, Speculum, “ Roger II of Sicily, Rex-Tyrannus, In Twelfth-Century Political Thought” 1963

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Feb 28 2018

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Rank #13: Episode 5.2 - Piye

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Piye was the King of Kush at a time when Egypt was weakened. He ruled over southern Egypt before trouble to his north brought him into conflict with the Egyptian kinglets in the Lower Nile region up North. He defeated them, and brought the Nubian Kingdom of Kish to it’s greatest heights


Victory Stele of Piye
Ancient Egypt and Kush
Kingdom of Kush
Napata from the Nile
Jebel Barkal
Temple of Amun
Shebitku (Piye's son)

Sources:

  • The Victory Stele of Piye

  • John Taylor, The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt, “The Third Intermediate Period”

  • Anthony Spalinger, “The Military Background of the Campaign of Piye”, Studien zur Altägyptischen Kultur

  • D.M. Dixon, “The Origin of the Kingdom of Kush (Napata-Meroë)” The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology

  • T.G.H. James, “Egypt: The Twenty-Fifth and Twenty-Sixth Dynasties” Cambridge Ancient History

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Mar 06 2019

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Rank #14: Episode 5.4 - Abd al Rahman

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Abd al Rahman, once a legitimate heir to the largest empire in the world, had to hide and flee in exile when his dynasty was overthrown and his family was destroyed. But he wound up in Spain, where he consolidated the fractured Arab conquest and reignited his dynasty.


Abd al Rahman
Statue of Abd al Rahman I
Emirate of Cordoba circa 929
Umayyad Caliphate circa 750

Sources:

  • Philip K Hitti - History of the Arabs, From the Earliest Times to the Present

  • Ahmed ibm Mohammed Al-Makkari, The History of the Mohammedan Dynasties in Spain

  • Brian Catlos, Kingdoms of Faith A new History of Islamic Spain

  • Eduardo Manzano Moreno, The Iberian Peninsula and North Africa

  • Hugh Kennedy, The Muslims in Europe, The New Cambridge Medieval History

  • Abdurrahman A. El-Hajji, Andalusian Diplomatic Relations with the Franks During the Umayyad Period

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Apr 03 2019

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Rank #15: Episode 1.4 - Zenobia

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Episode 1.4 is about Zenobia, a Syrian queen who helped defend Rome against Persian invaders, before declaring her own kingdom and pulling 1/3 of the Roman Empire away for a time.

,
by
Herbert Gustave Schmalz

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zenobia

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Sources:

  • Historia Augusta

  • Gary K Young, Rome's Eastern Trade

  • Alaric Watson, Aurelian and Third Century

  • Appian, The Civil Wars

  • Mike Duncan, The History of Rome Podcast

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Mar 09 2016

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Rank #16: Episode 2.10 - Eugene of Savoy

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Despite being born in one of the most powerful families in France, court intrigues kept Prince Eugene of Savoy from being able to join the military. So he left for Vienna before the age of 20 to join the Austrian military. He spent the next 50 years commanding forces for the Holy Roman Empire, became one of France's greatest enemies, and Austria's greatest general









Sources:

  • G.B. Malleson, Prince Eugene of Savoy

  • Paul R. Sweet, "Prince Eugene of Savoy and Central Europe." The American Historical Review, 1951

  • Kenneth P Czech, "War of Spanish Succession: Battle of Turin." Military History, 1998

  • Ciro Paoletti, "Prince Eugene of Savoy, the Toulon Expedition of 1707, and the English Historians." The Journal of Military History, 2006

  • Winston Churchill, Marlborough, His Life and Times, 1933

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May 31 2017

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Rank #17: Episode 3.2 - Ardashir I

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Ardashir rose from being the commander of a fortress in southern Persia to leading the Persian overthrow of the Parthian dynasty. He created the Sassanid Persian Empire, which lasted 4 centuries and greatly influenced culture in the region even to this day.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ardashir_I

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ardashir_I

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Sources:

  • Ehsan Yarshater (ed.), Encyclopædia Iranica,

  • Touraj Daryaee, "Ardaxsir and the Sassanians' Rise to Power", 2010

  • The Cambridge History of Iran, Chapter 4, The Political History of Iran Under the Sasanians

  • The Cambridge Ancient History, Chapter 14, The Sassanians

  • Cassius Dio, Historia Romana

  • Siamak Adhami, "A Question of Legitimacy: The Case of Ardasir I", The Indo-Iranian Journal, 2003

  • Matthew Canepa, "Technologies of Memory in Early Sasanian Iran: Achaemenid Sites and Sasanian Identity", American Journal of Archaeology, 2010

  • Dalia Levit-Tawil, "The Sasanian Rock Relief at Darabgird - A Re-Evaluation", Journal of Near Easter Studies, 1992

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Jan 31 2018

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Rank #18: Episode 3.3 - Seondeok

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Seondeok was Queen of the Silla kingdom of Korea, one of three separate, often warring, kingdoms on the peninsula. She led Silla through a time where it's very existence was threatened, and began to set it on the path to dominance that would bear fruit soon after her death.





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Sources:

  • Lee Ki-baik, A New History of Korea. Translated by Edward Wagner, 1984.

  • Tae-Don Noh, "A Study of Koguryŏ Relations Recorded in the Silla Annals of the Samguk Sagi", Korean Studies, 2004

  • Chong Sun Kim, "Silla Economy and Society", Korean Studies, 2004

  • Chong Sun Kim, "Sources of Cohesion and Fragmentation in the Silla Kingdom", Journal of Korean Studies, 1969.

  • Ancient History Encyclopedia, Marc Cartwright, "Queen Seondeok"

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Feb 14 2018

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Rank #19: Episode 1.10 - John III Sobieski

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John III Sobieski was a Polish general who became king, stopped the last great Ottoman push into Central Europe, and saved his country numerous times







Sources:

  • Miltiades Varvounis, Jan Sobieski: The King Who Saved Europe

  • The New Cambridge Medieval History, Ch 22 & 28

  • The New Cambridge Modern History, Ch 8 & 12

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Jul 06 2016

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Rank #20: Episode 1.7 - Enrico Dandolo

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Enrico Dandolo was a Doge of Venice who helped usher in several centuries of Venetian dominance in the eastern Mediterranean, and the destruction of the Byzantine Empire.







Sources:

  • Thomas Madden, Enrico Dandolo and the Rise of Venice

  • Roger Crowley, City of Fortune

  • Jonathan Phillips, The Fourth Crusade and the Sack of Constantinople

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Apr 20 2016

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Episode 5.10 - Nzinga

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Nzinga was queen of an African kingdom in today’s Angola. She fought with, and at times allied with, the various colonial and indigenous powers in the region, lost most of her kingdom, gained another, and was able to resist European occupation and keep her kingdom relatively free for decades.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=35474383

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Depiction of Nzinga’s famous meeting where she sat on the back of one of her attendants

https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=25841

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https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c2/AMH-7872-KB_Map_of_Angola%2C_Kongo_and_Benguela.jpg

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Ndongo shown as part of Matamba

By Nerika - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=25359416

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Sources:

  • G.E. Harvey, A Brief History of Burma from the Earliest Times to 10 March 1824

  • Victor B. Lieberman “Reinterpreting Burmese History”, Comparative Studies in Society and History

  • Victor B. Lieberman “Europeans, Trade, and the Unification of Burma, c. 1540-1620”, Oriens Extremus

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Episode 5.9 - Bayinnaung

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Bayinnaung was a prince and leading general of a small Burmese kingdom. He helped lead it to become a large empire, only to watch it dissolve when his king was killed. But he quickly restored it, before expanding it more himself, creating the largest land empire in Southeast Asia.

In front of National Museum in Myanmar

By Phyo WP, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=28597409

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayinnaung

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Toungoo_Empire#/media/File:Tabinshwehti_Nat.jpg

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Sources:

  • G.E. Harvey, A Brief History of Burma from the Earliest Times to 10 March 1824

  • Victor B. Lieberman “Reinterpreting Burmese History”, Comparative Studies in Society and History

  • Victor B. Lieberman “Europeans, Trade, and the Unification of Burma, c. 1540-1620”, Oriens Extremus

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Jul 03 2019

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Episode 5.8 - The Hussite Wars pt 3 - Prokop and the End

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Jan Zizka was dead, but the Hussite cause was not. They continued to fight the Holy Roman Empire and the Catholic Church. They found a new leader in Prokop the Great, and were able to keep Sigismund at bay, but internal turmoil helped splintered the Hussites, but also helped usher in a real compromise.

lookin like John Brown on the cover of a Kansas album

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prokop_the_Great

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a much less crazy looking Prokop than the other picture

https://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prokop_Hol%C3%BD

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigismund,_Holy_Roman_Emperor

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_II_of_Germany

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at Cesky Brod

https://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prokop_Hol%C3%BD

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from near Lipany, dedicated on the 500th anniversary of his death

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/03/Kourim_CZ_Prokop_Holy_memorial_125.jpg

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Weapon used by Hussite peasants when engaging in hand-to-hand combat

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cep_bojowy_0211.jpg

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Sources:

  • Hrabě František Lützow, The Hussite Wars

  • John Klassen, “Hus, The Hussites and Bohemia”, The New Cambridge Medieval History

  • R. Urbanek and N.B.Jobson, “Jan Zizka, the Hussite”, The Slavonic Review

  • R.R. Betts, “Social and Constitutional Development in Bohemia in the Hussite Period”, Past & Present/Oxford Journals

  • Radio Praha

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Jun 19 2019

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Episode 5.7 - The Hussite Wars Part 2 - Jan Zizka

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The Hussites, now fighting both the Catholic Church and the Holy Roman Empire, find the leader they need to survive against impossible odds in Jan Zizka. Zizka was an incredible commander, who never lost a battle, and helped lay the groundwork for two centuries of a semi-independent Bohemian Church.







Sources:

  • Hrabě František Lützow, The Hussite Wars

  • John Klassen, “Hus, The Hussites and Bohemia”, The New Cambridge Medieval History

  • R. Urbanek and N.B.Jobson, “Jan Zizka, the Hussite”, The Slavonic Review

  • R.R. Betts, “Social and Constitutional Development in Bohemia in the Hussite Period”, Past & Present/Oxford Journals

  • Radio Praha

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Jun 05 2019

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Episode 5.6 - The Hussite Wars Part 1

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The Hussite Wars started in 1419 with the first defenestration of Prague. This episode we discuss the road to the war, including the situation in Bohemia, and the preaching and then killing of Jan Hus.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Hus

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Jan Hus by Václav Brožík

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Hus

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Hus at Contance

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wycliffe

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John Wycliff from the Wenceslaus Bible

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wenceslas_Bible

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Wenceslaus IV and Queen Sofia The Town Hall where the first defenestration of Prague took place

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defenestrations_of_Prague

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La fenetre de la defenstration Bohemia in Red, rest of the Crownlands in Pink, within the Holy Roman Empire

https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=37436818

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Land of Bohemian Crown

Sources:

  • Hrabě František Lützow, The Hussite Wars

  • John Klassen, “Hus, The Hussites and Bohemia”, The New Cambridge Medieval History

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May 22 2019

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Episode 5.5 - Matilda of Tuscany

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Matilda was the Margrave of Tuscany and for a time was the most powerful leader in northern Italy. She acted as an almost independent leader rather than a subject of the Holy Roman Empire, fighting with it over policy and supporting papal authority over imperial in an effort to reform and revitalize the church.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/21/Holy_Roman_Empire_11th_century_map-en.svg

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Holy Roman Empire https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matilda_of_Tuscany

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Map of Italy, 1050 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Matilda_of_Tuscany#/media/File:Mathilde_von_Canossa_auf_Thron.jpg

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Matilda
Boniface of Tuscany https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matilda_of_Tuscany#/media/File:Beatrice_of_Bar.png

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Beatrice
Matilda's Tomb

Sources:

  • Nora Duff, Matilda of Tuscany

  • Giovanni Tabacco, New Cambridge Medieval History, Northern and Central Italy in the Eleventh Century

  • Francis M Gillis, “Matilda, Countess of Tuscany”, The Catholic Historical Review

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Apr 17 2019

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Episode 5.4 - Abd al Rahman

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Abd al Rahman, once a legitimate heir to the largest empire in the world, had to hide and flee in exile when his dynasty was overthrown and his family was destroyed. But he wound up in Spain, where he consolidated the fractured Arab conquest and reignited his dynasty.


Abd al Rahman
Statue of Abd al Rahman I
Emirate of Cordoba circa 929
Umayyad Caliphate circa 750

Sources:

  • Philip K Hitti - History of the Arabs, From the Earliest Times to the Present

  • Ahmed ibm Mohammed Al-Makkari, The History of the Mohammedan Dynasties in Spain

  • Brian Catlos, Kingdoms of Faith A new History of Islamic Spain

  • Eduardo Manzano Moreno, The Iberian Peninsula and North Africa

  • Hugh Kennedy, The Muslims in Europe, The New Cambridge Medieval History

  • Abdurrahman A. El-Hajji, Andalusian Diplomatic Relations with the Franks During the Umayyad Period

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Apr 03 2019

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Episode 5.3 - Cyaxares

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Cyaxares was the king of the Medes, who helped destroy the mighty and terrifying Neo-Assyrian Empire, create a massive empire based in the small region of Media, and laid the foundation of the Achaemenid Persian Empire.


Cyaxares
Cyaxares Tomb
Median Empire
Assyria

Sources:

  • T. Cuyler Young, Jr., Cambridge Ancient History, The Early History of the Medes and the Persians and the Achaemenid Empire to the Death of Cambyses

  • Cambridge History of Iran, The Medes and the Neighboring Countries

  • Kevin Lelous, The Battle of the Eclips (May 28, 585 BC): A Discusssion of the Lydo-Median Treaty and the Halys Border

  • Encyclopaedia Iranica, Cyaxares

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Mar 20 2019

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Episode 5.2 - Piye

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Piye was the King of Kush at a time when Egypt was weakened. He ruled over southern Egypt before trouble to his north brought him into conflict with the Egyptian kinglets in the Lower Nile region up North. He defeated them, and brought the Nubian Kingdom of Kish to it’s greatest heights


Victory Stele of Piye
Ancient Egypt and Kush
Kingdom of Kush
Napata from the Nile
Jebel Barkal
Temple of Amun
Shebitku (Piye's son)

Sources:

  • The Victory Stele of Piye

  • John Taylor, The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt, “The Third Intermediate Period”

  • Anthony Spalinger, “The Military Background of the Campaign of Piye”, Studien zur Altägyptischen Kultur

  • D.M. Dixon, “The Origin of the Kingdom of Kush (Napata-Meroë)” The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology

  • T.G.H. James, “Egypt: The Twenty-Fifth and Twenty-Sixth Dynasties” Cambridge Ancient History

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Mar 06 2019

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Episode 5.1 - Ur-Nammu

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Ur-Nammu was the first king of the Sumerian Third Dynasty of Ur. He helped restore native dominance in Sumer after centuries of foreign rule, instituted reforms and rebuilt the Sumerian infrastructure, and helped usher in the final era of Sumerian rule in Mesopotamia under the Neo-Sumerian Empire.





Sources:

  • Henry Freeman, Sumerians: A History From Beginning to End

  • Paul Kriwazczek, Babylon – Mesopotamia and the Birth of Civilization

  • Samuel Noah Kramer, “The Death of Ur-Nammu and His Descent to the Netherworld,” Journal of Cuneiform Studies

  • C. J. Gadd, The Cambridge Ancient History, CHAPTER XXII - BABYLONIA, c. 2120–1800 B.C.

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Feb 20 2019

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Episode 5.0 - Season 5 Intro

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Season 5 is on it’s way… it’s just not here quite yet. But it’s coming, and here’s a little preview

Jan 02 2019

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Episode 4.9 - Dutch Revolt Pt 9 - Frederick Henry

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The 30 Years War has helped rekindle the 80 Years War, and the Dutch are again fighting for their nation's survival. But now they do so as a burgeoning major power on the European stage, led by William the Silent's youngest son, the new Prince of Orange, Frederick Henry. The Dutch stave off conquest and are formerly recognized by Spain and the rest of the world as an independent power with the Peace of Munster, a constituent part of the Peace of Westphalia.









Sources:

  • John Lothrop Motley, The Rise of the Dutch Republic

  • John Lothrop Motley, The History of the United Netherlands

  • Geoffrey Parker, The Dutch Revolt

  • Geoffrey Parker, "Why Did the Dutch Revolt Last 80 Years?"

  • Geoffrey Parker, The Journal of Military History "Limits to Revolution in Military Affairs"

  • Oscar C Gelderbloom, "From Antwerp to Amsterdam"

  • JL Bolton, Francesco Guidi Bruscoli, “When Did Antwerp Replace Bruges as the commercial and financial centre of north-western Europe?”, The Economic History Review, 2008

  • George Edmuson, The English Historical Review, "Frederick Henry Parts I and II"

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Jul 18 2018

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Episode 4.8 - Dutch Revolt Pt 8 - Maurice and Oldenbarnevelt

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Maurice continued to lead the Dutch Republic's army to victories, while Johan van Oldenbarnevelt ran the government. They negotiated a 12 Years Truce with Spain, but the outbreak of the 30 Years War brought renewed hostilities in the 80 Years War










Sources:

  • John Lothrop Motley, The Rise of the Dutch Republic

  • John Lothrop Motley, The History of the United Netherlands

  • Geoffrey Parker, The Dutch Revolt

  • Geoffrey Parker, "Why Did the Dutch Revolt Last 80 Years?"

  • Geoffrey Parker, The Journal of Military History "Limits to Revolution in Military Affairs"

  • Oscar C Gelderbloom, "From Antwerp to Amsterdam"

  • JL Bolton, Francesco Guidi Bruscoli, “When Did Antwerp Replace Bruges as the commercial and financial centre of north-western Europe?”, The Economic History Review, 2008

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Jul 04 2018

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Episode 4.7 - Dutch Revolt Pt 7 - Maurice of Nassau

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Alexander of Parma was stuck in the Low Countries, the Spanish Armada unsuccessful at bringing him to invade England. But he had a large army gathered, so he began again attacking and taking Dutch cities, as he had done for years. This time, though, the young republic had an answer, in the form of William the Silent's young son, Maurice of Nassau








Sources:

  • John Lothrop Motley, The Rise of the Dutch Republic

  • John Lothrop Motley, The History of the United Netherlands

  • Geoffrey Parker, The Dutch Revolt

  • Geoffrey Parker, "Why Did the Dutch Revolt Last 80 Years?"

  • Geoffrey Parker, The Journal of Military History "Limits to Revolution in Military Affairs"

  • Oscar C Gelderbloom, "From Antwerp to Amsterdam"

  • JL Bolton, Francesco Guidi Bruscoli, “When Did Antwerp Replace Bruges as the commercial and financial centre of north-western Europe?”, The Economic History Review, 2008

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Jun 20 2018

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Episode 4.6 - Dutch Revolt Pt 6 - Farnese and Leicester

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Without William, the Dutch Republic presses on, and they get the Earl of Leicester to help them out against Alexander Farnese, the Duke of Parma, and Philip's governor in the Netherlands. The Dutch begin to run as a republic. Philip launches the Spanish Armada to take Farnese and his troops from the Low Countries to England. 

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Sources:

  • John Lothrop Motley, The Rise of the Dutch Republic

  • John Lothrop Motley, The History of the United Netherlands

  • Geoffrey Parker, The Dutch Revolt

  • Geoffrey Parker, "Why Did the Dutch Revolt Last 80 Years?"

  • Geoffrey Parker, The Journal of Military History "Limits to Revolution in Military Affairs"

  • Oscar C Gelderbloom, "From Antwerp to Amsterdam"

  • JL Bolton, Francesco Guidi Bruscoli, “When Did Antwerp Replace Bruges as the commercial and financial centre of north-western Europe?”, The Economic History Review, 2008

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Jun 06 2018

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Episode 4.5 - Dutch Revolt Pt 5 - Alexander Farnese, the End of William, Start of a Republic

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The Dutch Republic is slowly being retaken by Alexander Farnese. The Dutch form the Union of Utrecht to unite the remaining provinces, and then finally declare independence with the Act of Abjuration. And we see the end of William the Silent.

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Sources:

  • John Lothrop Motley, The Rise of the Dutch Republic

  • John Lothrop Motley, The History of the United Netherlands

  • Geoffrey Parker, The Dutch Revolt

  • Geoffrey Parker, "Why Did the Dutch Revolt Last 80 Years?"

  • Geoffrey Parker, The Journal of Military History "Limits to Revolution in Military Affairs"

  • Oscar C Gelderbloom, "From Antwerp to Amsterdam"

  • JL Bolton, Francesco Guidi Bruscoli, “When Did Antwerp Replace Bruges as the commercial and financial centre of north-western Europe?”, The Economic History Review, 2008

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May 23 2018

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Episode 4.4 - Dutch Revolt Pt 4 - Three Sovereigns and Don Juan

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The Spanish under Alba had crushed the revolt, but William gained a new foothold in Holland and Zeeland. Alba was gone, the Spanish were mutinous, and William took advantage, while the Dutch scrambled for a new royal figurehead









Sources:

  • John Lothrop Motley, The Rise of the Dutch Republic

  • John Lothrop Motley, The History of the United Netherlands

  • Geoffrey Parker, The Dutch Revolt

  • Geoffrey Parker, "Why Did the Dutch Revolt Last 80 Years?"

  • Geoffrey Parker, The Journal of Military History "Limits to Revolution in Military Affairs"

  • Oscar C Gelderbloom, "From Antwerp to Amsterdam"

  • JL Bolton, Francesco Guidi Bruscoli, “When Did Antwerp Replace Bruges as the commercial and financial centre of north-western Europe?”, The Economic History Review, 2008

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May 09 2018

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Episode 4.3 - Dutch Revolt Pt 3 - William Begs and the Beggars Answer

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William the Silent tries to arrange an invasion of the Netherlands. He succeeds in raising forces, but in the end the Dutch Rebels are beaten back. They do establish a foothold in Holland and Zeeland, though, thanks to the Sea Beggars

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Sources:

  • John Lothrop Motley, The Rise of the Dutch Republic

  • John Lothrop Motley, The History of the United Netherlands

  • Geoffrey Parker, The Dutch Revolt

  • Geoffrey Parker, "Why Did the Dutch Revolt Last 80 Years?"

  • Geoffrey Parker, The Journal of Military History "Limits to Revolution in Military Affairs"

  • Oscar C Gelderbloom, "From Antwerp to Amsterdam"

  • JL Bolton, Francesco Guidi Bruscoli, “When Did Antwerp Replace Bruges as the commercial and financial centre of north-western Europe?”, The Economic History Review, 2008

Names Mentioned:

Apr 25 2018

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Episode 4.2 - Dutch Revolt Pt 2 - William and the Duke of Alba

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As King Philip II of Spain attempts to destroy heresy in the Low Countries, and tramples on the rights and privileges of the people there, the Dutch nobility have begun to push back. Philip responds by sending his greatest general, the Duke of Alba, while the Dutch people have their own responses in mind.












Sources:

  • John Lothrop Motley, The Rise of the Dutch Republic

  • John Lothrop Motley, The History of the United Netherlands

  • Geoffrey Parker, The Dutch Revolt

  • Geoffrey Parker, "Why Did the Dutch Revolt Last 80 Years?"

  • Geoffrey Parker, The Journal of Military History "Limits to Revolution in Military Affairs"

  • Oscar C Gelderbloom, "From Antwerp to Amsterdam"

  • JL Bolton, Francesco Guidi Bruscoli, “When Did Antwerp Replace Bruges as the commercial and financial centre of north-western Europe?”, The Economic History Review, 2008

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Apr 11 2018

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Episode 4.1 - Dutch Revolt Pt 1 - William the Silent

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William the Silent, Prince of Orange-Nassau, was a leading noble in the Habsburg Netherlands. King Charles V split his empire in two, and gave the low countries to Spain, despite its cultural and religious similarities to the Holy Roman Empire. William would find his new sovereign, King Philip II of Spain to be a harsh and uncompromising ruler who would help sow the seeds of revolt in the territory.







Sources:

  • John Lothrop Motley, The Rise of the Dutch Republic

  • John Lothrop Motley, The History of the United Netherlands

  • Geoffrey Parker, The Dutch Revolt

  • Geoffrey Parker, "Why Did the Dutch Revolt Last 80 Years?"

  • Geoffrey Parker, The Journal of Military History "Limits to Revolution in Military Affairs"

  • Oscar C Gelderbloom, "From Antwerp to Amsterdam"

  • JL Bolton, Francesco Guidi Bruscoli, “When Did Antwerp Replace Bruges as the commercial and financial centre of north-western Europe?”, The Economic History Review, 2008

  • James M Murray, "Bruges, Cradle of Capitalism"

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Mar 27 2018

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