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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. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/ahistoryofeurope.

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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. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/ahistoryofeurope.

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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

344 Ratings
Average Ratings
256
42
23
9
14

Well done

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

Excellent Podcast

By Rest-Repo - Aug 07 2019
Read more
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

Latest release on Jun 19, 2020

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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

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Dec 28 2013

8mins

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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

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Jan 12 2014

19mins

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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

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Jan 19 2014

25mins

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03.1 The Battle of Gaugamela 331 BC, Part 1

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Part 1 of 2 on the Battle of Gaugamela, 331 BC. Describes the build up to the invasion of the Persian Empire by Alexander the Great, with an army of Greeks and Macedonians

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Feb 02 2014

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03.2 The Battle of Gaugamela 331 BC, Part 2

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Part 2 of 2 on the Battle of Gaugamela, 331 BC. In 334 BC Alexander the Great's Greek/Macedonian army of conquest marched into Asia. Here I tell the story of the campaign, and Alexander's plans to forge a new Greco-Persian culture

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Feb 09 2014

20mins

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04.1 The Battle of Zama 202 BC, Part 1

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Hannibal of Carthage v Scipio Africanus of Rome. In the third century BC the Roman faced its biggest challenge to date - The Punic Wars against the Phoenicians of Carthage. The two sides fought for decades. This podcast describes the build up to the Battle of Zama, the culmination of the Second Punic War. More information at www.historyeurope.net

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Feb 23 2014

26mins

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04.2 The Battle of Zama 202 BC, Part 2

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Hannibal of Carthage v Scipio Africanus of Rome. Rome fought back against Hannibal's campaign in Italy and the various revolts they faced. They then launched an invasion of Africa, which led to the decisive Battle of Zama, 202 BC

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Mar 02 2014

20mins

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05.1 The Battle of The Teutoburg Forest 9 AD, Part 1

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The Roman Empire of Augustus vs an alliance of Germanic tribes. In AD 9 Rome was steadily gaining control over the territory of Germania, north of the Rhine. However, they suffered a devastating defeat, and the loss of three legions in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest. Part 1 describes the build-up to this event. More information at www.historyeurope.net

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Mar 16 2014

12mins

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05.2 The Battle of The Teutoburg Forest 9 AD, Part 2

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The Roman Empire of Augustus vs an alliance of Germanic tribes. Description of the battle, in which Arminius led his German followers on an ambush which destroyed three Roman legions, and contributed to halting Rome’s expansion into northern Europe.

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Mar 23 2014

21mins

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06.1 The Battle of The Milvian Bridge 312 AD

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In the year AD 312, Constantine the Great defeated his main rival for the title of emperor in Western Europe. He is one of the most significant people in history, as the first Christian Emperor, who vigorously promoted the religion

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Apr 13 2014

26mins

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