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The Almost Forgotten

The Almost Forgotten

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The Almost Forgotten

The Almost Forgotten

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

Latest Episodes

6.6 - Burgundy pt 6 - Mary and the Rest

Burgundy is in turmoil after the death of Charles. His daughter Mary is his heir, but France, as well as the Netherlands, aren’t going to allow her to take power easily. Burgundy, though, survives in some way, beyond Mary, through her marriage into the powerful Habsburg family, and leaves a lasting legacy, at least in the Low Countries

27 minAPR 15
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6.6 - Burgundy pt 6 - Mary and the Rest

6.5 - Burgundy pt 5 - Charles the Bold

Charles inherited a truly powerful state in Europe upon the death of his father. He was learned and brave, a strong military commander, and looked like he was going to be a leading man in European affairs for generations. But his obsession with his eastern frontier, coupled with a few tactical blunders, made it so that never happened, and ended Burgundy’s dominance.

--APR 1
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6.5 - Burgundy pt 5 - Charles the Bold

6.4 - Burgundy pt 4 - Philip the Good

Philip the Good became the new Duke of Burgundy after his father’s murder. He worked to expand Burgundy’s power, and ruled during its height in a way that kept it strong and secure. But he also missed real opportunities to make it something more.

53 minMAR 18
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6.4 - Burgundy pt 4 - Philip the Good

6.3 - Burgundy Pt 3 - John the Fearless

With Philip the Bold’s death, his strategy of adding more territories to his heir is fulfilled, and John the Fearless inherits what is becoming a Burgundian state. John is even more ambitious than his father, seeking to control France, add to his own territory, and use any means at his disposal to accomplish his goals

--MAR 4
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6.3 - Burgundy Pt 3 - John the Fearless

6.2 - Burgundy Pt 2 - Philip the Bold

The history of the Duchy of Burgundy continues with the first Valois Duke, Philip the Bold. Philip was a gifted statesman who help grow the duchy into a state that would eventually rival France itself.

--FEB 19
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6.2 - Burgundy Pt 2 - Philip the Bold

6.1 - Burgundy pt 1 - Origins

Burgundy is a region in eastern France, which had once been an independent Germanic Kingdom. It became a Duchy of France before entering a Golden Age in the 14th and 15th century and turning into something even bigger

--FEB 5
Comments
6.1 - Burgundy pt 1 - Origins

5.10 - Nzinga

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.

37 min2019 JUL 17
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5.10 - Nzinga

5.9 - Bayinnaung

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.

45 min2019 JUL 3
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5.9 - Bayinnaung

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

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.

51 min2019 JUN 19
Comments
5.8 - The Hussite Wars pt 3 - Prokop the Great and the End

5.7 - The Hussite Wars pt 2 - Jan Zizka

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.

--2019 JUN 5
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5.7 - The Hussite Wars pt 2 - Jan Zizka

Latest Episodes

6.6 - Burgundy pt 6 - Mary and the Rest

Burgundy is in turmoil after the death of Charles. His daughter Mary is his heir, but France, as well as the Netherlands, aren’t going to allow her to take power easily. Burgundy, though, survives in some way, beyond Mary, through her marriage into the powerful Habsburg family, and leaves a lasting legacy, at least in the Low Countries

27 minAPR 15
Comments
6.6 - Burgundy pt 6 - Mary and the Rest

6.5 - Burgundy pt 5 - Charles the Bold

Charles inherited a truly powerful state in Europe upon the death of his father. He was learned and brave, a strong military commander, and looked like he was going to be a leading man in European affairs for generations. But his obsession with his eastern frontier, coupled with a few tactical blunders, made it so that never happened, and ended Burgundy’s dominance.

--APR 1
Comments
6.5 - Burgundy pt 5 - Charles the Bold

6.4 - Burgundy pt 4 - Philip the Good

Philip the Good became the new Duke of Burgundy after his father’s murder. He worked to expand Burgundy’s power, and ruled during its height in a way that kept it strong and secure. But he also missed real opportunities to make it something more.

53 minMAR 18
Comments
6.4 - Burgundy pt 4 - Philip the Good

6.3 - Burgundy Pt 3 - John the Fearless

With Philip the Bold’s death, his strategy of adding more territories to his heir is fulfilled, and John the Fearless inherits what is becoming a Burgundian state. John is even more ambitious than his father, seeking to control France, add to his own territory, and use any means at his disposal to accomplish his goals

--MAR 4
Comments
6.3 - Burgundy Pt 3 - John the Fearless

6.2 - Burgundy Pt 2 - Philip the Bold

The history of the Duchy of Burgundy continues with the first Valois Duke, Philip the Bold. Philip was a gifted statesman who help grow the duchy into a state that would eventually rival France itself.

--FEB 19
Comments
6.2 - Burgundy Pt 2 - Philip the Bold

6.1 - Burgundy pt 1 - Origins

Burgundy is a region in eastern France, which had once been an independent Germanic Kingdom. It became a Duchy of France before entering a Golden Age in the 14th and 15th century and turning into something even bigger

--FEB 5
Comments
6.1 - Burgundy pt 1 - Origins

5.10 - Nzinga

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.

37 min2019 JUL 17
Comments
5.10 - Nzinga

5.9 - Bayinnaung

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.

45 min2019 JUL 3
Comments
5.9 - Bayinnaung

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

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.

51 min2019 JUN 19
Comments
5.8 - The Hussite Wars pt 3 - Prokop the Great and the End

5.7 - The Hussite Wars pt 2 - Jan Zizka

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.

--2019 JUN 5
Comments
5.7 - The Hussite Wars pt 2 - Jan Zizka

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