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A History of Europe, Key Battles

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A podcast on European conflicts from the perspective of each side to provide an alternative to the traditional national narratives. Going chronologically from the Ancient Greeks onwards I will describe to some extent how each battle was won or lost by particular decisions, tactics, technology or fortune. But the aim of each main narrative will be to place each battle in the context of the overall history of Europe.

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A podcast on European conflicts from the perspective of each side to provide an alternative to the traditional national narratives. Going chronologically from the Ancient Greeks onwards I will describe to some extent how each battle was won or lost by particular decisions, tactics, technology or fortune. But the aim of each main narrative will be to place each battle in the context of the overall history of Europe.

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Well done

By willydnplacetobe - Aug 19 2019
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A great listen. I’ve listened to them all. Well done. Intense.

Excellent Podcast

By Rest-Repo - Aug 07 2019
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I’m loving all these great podcasts and am constantly learning surprising and interesting history.

iTunes Ratings

292 Ratings
Average Ratings
219
38
19
8
8

Well done

By willydnplacetobe - Aug 19 2019
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A great listen. I’ve listened to them all. Well done. Intense.

Excellent Podcast

By Rest-Repo - Aug 07 2019
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I’m loving all these great podcasts and am constantly learning surprising and interesting history.

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A History of Europe, Key Battles

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A podcast on European conflicts from the perspective of each side to provide an alternative to the traditional national narratives. Going chronologically from the Ancient Greeks onwards I will describe to some extent how each battle was won or lost by particular decisions, tactics, technology or fortune. But the aim of each main narrative will be to place each battle in the context of the overall history of Europe.

Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

Rank #1: 01.1 A History of Europe, Introduction

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The year 2014 marks a hundred years since the beginning of the First World War- a war which started in Europe and tore the continent apart. It is a time for reflection on its legacy. This podcast acts as an introduction to the series of podcasts telling the history of Europe from the Ancient Greeks to the First World War For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Dec 28 2013

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Rank #2: 02.1 The Battle of Marathon 490 BC, Part 1

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In 490 BC the Ancient Greeks of Athens fought for their very survival and for their way of life against the Persian Empire. It is important because the Greeks were to help build the foundations of European civilisation For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jan 12 2014

19mins

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Rank #3: 30.1 Hundred Years War Introduction Part 1

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Background to The Hundred Years War (1337-1453). Thirteenth century France thrives; King Philip IV the Fair of France; Avignon Papacy begins For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Dec 23 2016

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Rank #4: 46.2 History of Medieval Scandinavia and Hanseatic League

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The History of Medieval Scandinavia and the Baltic Sea, and rivalries between the Hanseatic League (a naval merchant alliance), Denmark, Sweden and Poland-Lithuania

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Feb 08 2019

23mins

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Rank #5: 40.1 Italy in 1400's

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Overview of Italy in the 1400's in the lead-up to the Renaissance and Italian Wars. The 5 main powers were The Papacy, Milan, Florence, Naples and Venice, each with very different characteristics. The Maritime Republic of Venice, its overseas territories threatened by the Ottomans, attempts to expand on the mainland. Also, the turbulent history of Naples in 1300's and 1400's

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Oct 27 2017

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Rank #6: 42.1 Portuguese Voyages of Discovery

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Portugal, having established its position in Iberia, begins to make conquests in Morocco. At the same time the Portuguese prince Henry the Navigator (pictured) sponsors the beginning of a series of discoveries along the west coast of Africa. In 1487-88 Europeans, led by Bartolomeu Dias , circumnavigate the southern tip of Africa for the first time, and reach the Indian Ocean 

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Jan 26 2018

26mins

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Rank #7: 44.2 Ivan the Terrible - Early Years

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Early years of Ivan IV, the Terrible. On his reaching maturity, Moscow resumes its bid for control of the neighbouring khanate of Kazan, already weakened by decades of instability

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May 18 2018

21mins

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Rank #8: 13.1 The Battle of Civitate 1053 AD, Part 1

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During the next four podcasts I will tell the history of Italy from between the fall of Rome up until 1053, the year of an important battle between Pope Leo IX and Norman invaders of Italy. These centuries witnessed a long struggle for power between various sides, with many shifts of fortune. The Battle of Civitate marks the point at which the Normans firmly established themselves in Italy and so reshaped the politics of the peninsula.
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Dec 30 2014

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Rank #9: 36.2 Battle of Agincourt 1415

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Agincourt 1415 - the most famous battle of The Hundred Years War. An army led by King Henry V of England achieves a resounding victory over the French For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

May 26 2017

20mins

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Rank #10: 02.2 The Battle of Marathon 490 BC, Part 2

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Part 2 of 2 on the Battle of Marathon, between the Ancient Greeks and the Persian Empire For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jan 19 2014

25mins

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Rank #11: 27.3 Slavs, Their Origins and Early History

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The origins of the Slavs are shrouded in uncertainty. We rely on scraps of contemporary writings and later writings such as The Primary Chronicle of Kievan Rus. They tell us of the unification by Vikings of scattered tribes in the region of the Baltic - Black Sea waterways For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jun 04 2016

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Rank #12: 23.1 Early Muslim Medieval Spain

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Before 1085 in Spain there was little question that it was the Muslims who had the upper hand in the balance of power. But after King Alfonso VI captured the city of Toledo in 1085, the Christians became much more confident and threatened to rapidly take over the whole peninsula. Why this didn’t happen can be explained for two reasons – firstly, the infighting between Christian rulers, and secondly, the influx of Muslim peoples from north Africa, firstly the Almoravids For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jan 16 2016

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Rank #13: 17.1 Siege of Jerusalem 1099, First Crusade, Part 1

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Build-up to the First Crusade. The Investiture Controversy between Emperor Henry IV and Pope Gregory VII, plus the growing influence of the Normans under Robert Guiscard, and the reasons behind the call to crusade by Pope Urban II
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Jun 13 2015

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Rank #14: 46.3 Ivan the Terrible and the Oprichnina

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Ivan the Terrible, convinced of treachery all around him, orders the execution of anyone he suspects of disloyalty. He then creates the Oprichnina, a state within a state in Muscovy, and subjects his people to successive waves of terror, including the massacre of Novogord 1569. Moscow comes under threat in 1571 from an immense army of Crimean Tatars leading to the Battle of Molodi. Meanwhile Denmark and Sweden fight the Seven Years War.

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Feb 15 2019

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Rank #15: 36.1 Hundred Years War, Build-up to Agincourt 1415

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Relations between England and France after the Battle of Poitiers 1356 and in the lead-up to the Battle of Agincourt 1415. I briefly cover the reigns of Kings Richard II and Henry IV of England, and Charles V and Charles VI of France For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

May 19 2017

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Rank #16: 14.1 The Battle of Hastings 1066, Part 1

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The most famous battle on English soil in 1066, between the Normans and Anglo-Saxons. Part 1 gives a summary of English and Norman history leading up to that fateful year
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Feb 22 2015

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Rank #17: 38.1 Early History of Bohemia (Czech Republic)

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Early History of Bohemia (approx modern day Czech Republic). The Golden Age of Prague (pictured) under Emperor Charles IV, and execution of Jan Hus for alleged heresy, which triggered the Hussite Wars For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Aug 11 2017

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Rank #18: 47.1 Martin Luther, the Reformation and the Printing Press

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Beginnings of the Reformation, triggered in 1517 by Martin Luther, whose ideas spread quickly thanks to the recent invention of the printing press. Also the economy of France flourishes during the reign of Francis I (1515-1547)

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Mar 29 2019

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Rank #19: 35.2 Teutonic Knights and Medieval Poland

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Struggle for Pomerania and Danzig/Gdansk between the native population, Teutonic knights and Kingdom of Poland. Teutonic knights move base to Marienberg. King Casimir the Great of Poland. Dynastic union of Poland and Lithuania in 1390's. Includes quotes from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Picture: Marienburg/Malbork fortress (visitmalbork.pl) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Apr 20 2017

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Rank #20: 39.1 Western Europe in late 1400's

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Survey of Western European powers around 1460's, including England, France, Burgundy, Switzerland, Savoy, and the major antagonists; King Louis XI of France (pictured) and Duke Philip the Good of Burgundy For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Sep 15 2017

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