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A History of Europe, Key Battles

Carl Rylett

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A History of Europe, Key Battles

A History of Europe, Key Battles

Carl Rylett

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1.7K
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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.

Latest Episodes

01.1 A History of Europe, Introduction

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

5 min2013 DEC 29
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01.1 A History of Europe, Introduction

02.1 The Battle of Marathon 490 BC, Part 1

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

20 min2014 JAN 13
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02.1 The Battle of Marathon 490 BC, Part 1

02.2 The Battle of Marathon 490 BC, Part 2

Part 2 of 2 on the Battle of Marathon, between the Ancient Greeks and the Persian Empire See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

25 min2014 JAN 20
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02.2 The Battle of Marathon 490 BC, Part 2

03.1 The Battle of Gaugamela 331 BC, Part 1

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

14 min2014 FEB 2
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03.1 The Battle of Gaugamela 331 BC, Part 1

03.2 The Battle of Gaugamela 331 BC, Part 2

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

20 min2014 FEB 9
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03.2 The Battle of Gaugamela 331 BC, Part 2

04.1 The Battle of Zama 202 BC, Part 1

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

26 min2014 FEB 23
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04.1 The Battle of Zama 202 BC, Part 1

04.2 The Battle of Zama 202 BC, Part 2

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

20 min2014 MAR 2
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04.2 The Battle of Zama 202 BC, Part 2

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

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

12 min2014 MAR 16
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05.1 The Battle of The Teutoburg Forest 9 AD, Part 1

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

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

21 min2014 MAR 24
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05.2 The Battle of The Teutoburg Forest 9 AD, Part 2

06.1 The Battle of The Milvian Bridge 312 AD

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

26 min2014 APR 14
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06.1 The Battle of The Milvian Bridge 312 AD

Latest Episodes

01.1 A History of Europe, Introduction

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

5 min2013 DEC 29
Comments
01.1 A History of Europe, Introduction

02.1 The Battle of Marathon 490 BC, Part 1

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

20 min2014 JAN 13
Comments
02.1 The Battle of Marathon 490 BC, Part 1

02.2 The Battle of Marathon 490 BC, Part 2

Part 2 of 2 on the Battle of Marathon, between the Ancient Greeks and the Persian Empire See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

25 min2014 JAN 20
Comments
02.2 The Battle of Marathon 490 BC, Part 2

03.1 The Battle of Gaugamela 331 BC, Part 1

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

14 min2014 FEB 2
Comments
03.1 The Battle of Gaugamela 331 BC, Part 1

03.2 The Battle of Gaugamela 331 BC, Part 2

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

20 min2014 FEB 9
Comments
03.2 The Battle of Gaugamela 331 BC, Part 2

04.1 The Battle of Zama 202 BC, Part 1

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

26 min2014 FEB 23
Comments
04.1 The Battle of Zama 202 BC, Part 1

04.2 The Battle of Zama 202 BC, Part 2

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

20 min2014 MAR 2
Comments
04.2 The Battle of Zama 202 BC, Part 2

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

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

12 min2014 MAR 16
Comments
05.1 The Battle of The Teutoburg Forest 9 AD, Part 1

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

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

21 min2014 MAR 24
Comments
05.2 The Battle of The Teutoburg Forest 9 AD, Part 2

06.1 The Battle of The Milvian Bridge 312 AD

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

26 min2014 APR 14
Comments
06.1 The Battle of The Milvian Bridge 312 AD

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