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Historyzine 009: The March to Blenheim

This issue features a review of the Richard Holmes book on Marlborough and in the section on the War of the Spanish Succession we look at the march of the allied troops across Europe and take a peek at some … Continue reading

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Historyzine 008: War of the Spanish Succession 1703

It’s 1703 and all is not going well for the allies. Churchill’s ‘Great Design’ goes awry; the Hungarians revolt against the Empire and the Elector of Bavaria joins up with the French forces to directly threaten Vienna. This map should … Continue reading

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Historyzine 007: 1702, Admiral Rooke attacks Cadiz

In this episode we explore the phrase to gird your loins. We examine the case of Admiral Byng who was executed to encourage the others and we interview Tony Cox of the Binge Thinking History Podcast. There’s a shout out … Continue reading

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Historyzine 006: Siege Warfare

In episode 6 of Historyzine we look at early 18th century sieges, the changing nature of warfare and some of the reasons behind the reticence to commit troops to a fully fledged battle in this War of the Spanish Succession. … Continue reading

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Historyzine 005:1702, taking back the River Meuse

In episode 5 of Historyzine we have a review of the National Archives Podcast Series; Historical webby gems Harry Lamin’s war correspondence Here we go around Wakefield Prison’s Mulberry Bush. And Episode 5 of our series on The War of … Continue reading

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Historyzine 004: John Churchill given overall command of allied armies

This is episode four of Historyzine. In this episode we review Parnell’s History Podcast and History Podcast plus we look at the requirement to read the Banns before a wedding can be legalised. In the feature on the War of … Continue reading

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Historyzine 003: Prince Eugene in Northern Italy

This is episode three of Historyzine. In this episode we take a look at the podcast series, Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History. We pick apart the phrase, ‘sleep tight, mind the bed bugs don’t bite’ and of course we have the … Continue reading

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Historyzine 002: The many claimants to the Spanish throne

This is episode two of Historyzine. In this episode we review the delightful podcast TPN Napoleon, hosted by Cameron Reilly and J. David Markham and offer a shout out to ‘The Binge Thinking History podcast which, in episode 3 of … Continue reading

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Historyzine 001: Prelude to the War of the Spanish Succession

The first episode of Historyzine features a review of the podcast, History According to Bob and a look at the phrase, ‘burning the candle at both ends.’ My featured subject at the moment is the ‘War of the Spanish Succession.’ … Continue reading

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