Vol 4 Ep 45 - BATTLE - The Battle of Bannockburn ( 1314 )
History of the World podcast
by Chris Hasler
5d ago
1314 - After the death of King Edward I of England, the Hammer of the Scots, the self proclaimed Scottish king, Robert the Bruce started a campaign of seizing Scottish castles garrisoned by the English.  When Stirling Castle was about to fall to the Scots, King Edward II of England had no choice but to act ..read more
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Vol 4 Ep 44 - The First War of Scottish Independence
History of the World podcast
by Chris Hasler
2w ago
1290 - 1314 - A series of tragedies left the comparatively stable Scottish monarchy in disarray leading to the opportunistic King Edward I of England attempting to enforce overlordship on the Scots.  William Wallace and Robert the Bruce in particular looked to oppose this action ..read more
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Vol 4 Ep 43 - Magna Carta
History of the World podcast
by Chris Hasler
3w ago
1166 - 1216 - The events and actions of the reign of King John of England brought about the circumstances from which the highest members of English society sought to challenge the king's authority and lay down some legal terms that would limit the power of the monarch ..read more
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Vol 4 Ep 42 - BATTLE - The Battle of Río Salado ( 1340 )
History of the World podcast
by Chris Hasler
1M ago
1340 - The Muslim taifas of the Iberian peninsula had all been reconquered apart from Granada.  A new threat now emerged from North Africa with ambitions of creating a foothold in the peninsula and taking control of the Strait of Gibraltar ..read more
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Vol 4 Ep 42 - BATTLE - The Battle of Río Salado (1340)
History of the World podcast
by Chris Hasler
1M ago
1340 - The Muslim taifas of the Iberian peninsula had all been reconquered apart from Granada.  A new threat now emerged from North Africa with ambitions of creating a foothold in the peninsula and taking control of the Strait of Gibraltar ..read more
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Unscripted (49)
History of the World podcast
by Chris Hasler
1M ago
News about the next proper episode of the podcast and a catch up with some of the e-mails and reviews ..read more
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Unscripted (48) ( Boxing Day )
History of the World podcast
by Chris Hasler
1M ago
Another festive catch up and an opportunity to discuss the notion of Boxing Day and a bit about its traditional history ..read more
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Unscripted (46) ( Strangers )
History of the World podcast
by Chris Hasler
2M ago
In this week's unscripted episode, we'll be discussing why there are unscripted episodes at all, we'll be answering History of the World podcast illuminati member, Corben Havener's question about when prehistoric tribes became big enough that not all individual members could know all others, and we'll be looking ahead at the final episodes of our journey through medieval Europe ..read more
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Vol 4 Ep 41 - BATTLE - The Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa ( 1212 )
History of the World podcast
by Chris Hasler
2M ago
1212 - A new wave of powerful Berber Muslims called the Almohads controlled southern Spain.  Castilian raids into Almohad territory brought the Almohad army from Africa, and their aggression caused the Pope to call for a crusade which climaxed with this pivotal battle ..read more
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Vol 4 Ep 40 - Reconquista, the Early Years ( El Cid )
History of the World podcast
by Chris Hasler
2M ago
711 - 1102 - The Christianised Visigothic Kingdom was invaded and conquered by the Islamic Caliphate.  The remnants of the Visigoths went north into the mountains and began the process of reconquest (reconquista), to bring the Iberian Peninsula back under Christian rule again ..read more
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