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Historyzine 019: The Battle of Oudenarde

Historyzine’s retelling of The War of the Spanish Succession now reaches the year 1708 and the Battle of Oudenarde. The Duke of Burgundy and the Marshall Vendome make initial gains in the Spanish Netherlands moving swiftly to take control of … Continue reading

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Historyzine 018: 1707

Historyzine now moves into the year 1707 in the saga of the War of the Spanish Succession. This year the allies are looking to attack Toulon and hopefully make more gains in the Spanish Netherlands. The Duke of Marlborough has … Continue reading

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Historyzine 016 – Ramillies

This is Historyzine, Episode 16 featuring 1706 and the War of the Spanish Succession. In Spain, Lord Peterborough and the Archduke Charles are busily not speaking to each other when perhaps they should be putting Charles on the throne and … Continue reading

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Historyzine 014: Forcing the lines of Brabant (1705)

Family History – connecting up with large scale history. I’ve recently spent a considerable amount of time delving into my family history and been quite delighted by the reflection of large scale events such as the industrial revolution, highland clearances … Continue reading

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Historyzine 012: The Battle of Blenheim

In Historyzine 12 our main feature is 1704 and the battle of Blenheim. John Churchill (Duke of Marlborough) is rampaging around Bavaria with the Dutch, Hesse, Austrian, Hanoverian and English troops. Gathering against him under the command of Marshall Tallard, … Continue reading

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Historyzine 011: The 2nd special from Oudenaarde

The 2nd special episode from the reenactment weekend of 12th, 13th of July 2008 in the town of Oudenaarde in Belgium. This was the 300th anniversary of the battle of Oudenaarde in which the forces of the Anglo Dutch Austro … Continue reading

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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 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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