A History of Europe, Key Battles

By Carl Rylett

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Episodes: 222

Eoin Dunning
 Jan 4, 2021
Just stumbled on this recently. I have only listened to a few episodes so far but it's really good.

Chris
 Dec 23, 2019
Good reviews of key battles; it's not overly militaristic but mostly describes the battles from a historical and societal perspective.

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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.

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Episode Date
74.18 Endgame, 1918
Sep 29, 2023
74.17 The Final Gamble, 1918
Sep 08, 2023
74.16 War of Attrition on the Western Front 1917
Jul 28, 2023
74.15 The Russian Revolution 1917
Jul 14, 2023
74.14 Battles of Verdun and The Somme 1916
Jun 30, 2023
74.13 Eastern and Western Fronts 1915
Jun 16, 2023
74.12 Turkey and Italy Enter the War, 1915
Jun 02, 2023
74.11 The Eastern Front 1914
May 26, 2023
74.10 The Western Front 1914
May 12, 2023
74.9 Europe Goes to War 1914
Apr 28, 2023
74.8 Countdown to Catastrophe (First World War)
Apr 14, 2023
74.7 The Balkan Wars 1912-13
Apr 07, 2023
74.6 Italian Invasion of Libya 1911-12
Mar 17, 2023
74.5 Battle of Adowa 1896, Italian Invasion of Ethiopia
Mar 10, 2023
74.4 The Annexation of Bosnia 1908
Feb 24, 2023
74.3 The Red Sultan and the Young Turks Revolution
Feb 17, 2023
74.2 The Russo-Japanese War and Revolution of 1905
Feb 10, 2023
74.1 First World War - Introduction, and Treaty Of Berlin 1878
Feb 03, 2023
73.3 Russo-Turkish War 1877-78
Dec 16, 2022
73.2 Russo-Turkish War 1877-78
Dec 09, 2022
73.1 Russo-Turkish War 1877-78 - Background
Dec 02, 2022
72.1 Philippa Gregory Interview
Nov 11, 2022
71.2 Franco-Prussian War 1870-71
Nov 04, 2022
71.1 Franco-Prussian War 1870-71 - Background
Oct 28, 2022
70.2 Battle of Königgrätz 1866
Sep 30, 2022
70.1 Battle of Königgrätz 1866 - Background
Sep 23, 2022
69.2 Schleswig War of 1864
Aug 26, 2022
69.1 Schleswig War of 1864 - Background
Aug 19, 2022
68.2 War of Italian Unification
Jul 29, 2022
68.1 War of Italian Unification - Background
Jul 22, 2022
67.4 Crimean War - Siege of Sevastopol
Jun 24, 2022
67.3 Crimean War - Russia invades Moldavia and Wallachia
Jun 17, 2022
67.2 Crimean War 1853 - Beginning
Jun 10, 2022
67.1 Crimean War 1853 - Background
Jun 03, 2022
66.4 Revolution of 1848 - Conclusion
Apr 29, 2022
66.3 Revolutions of 1848
Apr 22, 2022
66.2 French Revolution of July 1830, and Greek War of Independence
Apr 15, 2022
66.1 Congress of Vienna 1814, Post Napoleonic War Period
Apr 08, 2022
65.3 Napoleon's Invasion of Russia 1812
Mar 18, 2022
65.2 Napoleon's Conquest of Central Europe, and the Peninsular War
Mar 11, 2022
65.1 Napoleonic Wars - Intro
Mar 04, 2022
64.6 Battles of the Nile 1798 and Marengo 1800
Jan 28, 2022
64.5 French Revolutionary Wars - Napoleon's Conquest of Italy
Jan 21, 2022
64.4 French Revolutionary Wars, Battle of Valmy 1792 and the Reign of Terror
Jan 14, 2022
64.3 The French Revolution 1789
Jan 07, 2022
64.2 Russo-Turkish War 1788 and the Reforms of Joseph II
Dec 31, 2021
64.1 French Revolutionary Wars - Intro
Dec 24, 2021
63.2 Annexation of Crimea and Catherine the Great
Nov 05, 2021
63.1 Russo-Turkish War 1768-74
Oct 29, 2021
62.2. Seven Years War 1756-1763, Part 2
Sep 24, 2021
62.1 Seven Years War 1756-63, Part 1
Sep 17, 2021
61.4 War of Austrian Succession Concludes
Aug 27, 2021
61.3 War of Austrian Succession 1740-48
Aug 20, 2021
61.2 War of Polish Succession 1733–35
Aug 13, 2021
61.1 The Rise of Prussia
Aug 06, 2021
60.4 Battle of Poltava and Great Northern War
Jul 02, 2021
60.3 Charles XII, Peter the Great and Ivan Mazepa
Jun 25, 2021
60.2 Charles XII of Sweden, Great Northern War
Jun 18, 2021
60.1 17th Century Russian Expansion
Jun 11, 2021
59.4 Conclusion of the War of Spanish Succession
May 21, 2021
59.3 Battles of Ramillies and Oudenaarde
May 14, 2021
59.2 The Battle of Blenheim 1704
May 07, 2021
59.1 War of Spanish Succession 1701-1715 Begins
Apr 30, 2021
58.2 Nine Years War 1688-97
Apr 02, 2021
58.1 Early Wars of Louis XIV
Mar 26, 2021
57.2 Battles of the Boyne and Aughrim 1690
Mar 05, 2021
57.1 King William III and Irish Catholic Resistance 1688-91
Feb 26, 2021
56.1 Glorious Revolution 1688
Feb 05, 2021
55.3 Siege of Vienna 1683
Jan 08, 2021
55.2 Build-up to Siege of Vienna 1683
Jan 01, 2021
55.1 Emperor Leopold I and the History of Austria
Dec 25, 2020
54.4 Anglo Dutch Wars of 17th Century
Dec 04, 2020
54.3 Death of Oliver Cromwell and the Restoration
Nov 27, 2020
54.2 The First Anglo Dutch War 1652-54
Nov 20, 2020
54.1 End of the English Civil War
Nov 13, 2020
53.3 The Ruin and the Deluge
Oct 09, 2020
53.2 The Swedish Deluge, Poland 1655
Oct 02, 2020
53.1 Khmelnitsky Cossack Rebellion 1648
Sep 25, 2020
52.3 The English Civil War
Aug 28, 2020
52.2 Build-up the English Civil War
Aug 21, 2020
52.1 King James I of England (VI of Scotland)
Aug 14, 2020
51.7 Peace of Westphalia
Jul 17, 2020
51.6 The French Enter the Thirty Years War
Jul 10, 2020
51.5 Battle of Lutzen 1632
Jul 03, 2020
51.4 Early Wars of Gustavus Adolphus
Jun 19, 2020
51.3 Invasion of Christian IV of Denmark
Jun 12, 2020
51.2 The Bohemian Revolt, Defenestration of Prague 1618
Jun 05, 2020
51.1 Thirty Years War 1618-48, Background
May 29, 2020
50.4 Battle of Khotyn 1621
Feb 29, 2020
50.3 Build-up to the Battle of Khotyn 1621
Feb 21, 2020
50.2 Ottoman Empire - Beginning of the Decline
Feb 14, 2020
50.1 The Cossacks
Feb 07, 2020
49.5 Anglo-Spanish War 1585-1604
Aug 09, 2019
49.4 The Spanish Armada 1588
Aug 02, 2019
49.3 Spain Fights Back against the Dutch Rebels
Jul 19, 2019
49.2 The Dutch Revolt Begins
Jul 05, 2019
49.1 The Reign of Mary of England and Philip Habsburg
Jun 28, 2019
48.1 Interview with Jacob F. Field
Apr 26, 2019
47.4 French Wars of Religion - Conclusion
Apr 19, 2019
47.3 St Bartholomew's Day Massacre
Apr 12, 2019
47.2 French Wars of Religion - Background
Apr 04, 2019
47.1 Martin Luther, the Reformation and the Printing Press
Mar 29, 2019
46.4 Livonian Wars 1558-1583
Feb 22, 2019
46.3 Ivan the Terrible and the Oprichnina
Feb 15, 2019
46.2 History of Medieval Scandinavia and Hanseatic League
Feb 08, 2019
46.1 Battle of Ermes 1560, Fall of the Livonian Order
Feb 01, 2019
45.5 Battle of Lepanto 1571
Jan 04, 2019
45.4 Ottoman Invasion of Cyprus
Dec 21, 2018
45.3 Siege of Malta
Dec 14, 2018
45.2 Charles V and Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent
Nov 30, 2018
45.1 Conflict in the Mediterranean
Nov 23, 2018
Podcast Update, 11 June 2018
Jun 11, 2018
44.3 Siege of Kazan 1552
May 25, 2018
44.2 Ivan the Terrible - Early Years
May 18, 2018
44.1 Muscovy and her Asiatic neighbours 1400s-early 1500s
May 11, 2018
43.2 Battle of Mohacs 1526
Apr 06, 2018
43.1 Battle of Mohacs 1526 Background
Mar 30, 2018
42.4 Battle of Diu 1509
Feb 16, 2018
42.3 Portuguese Conquests in India
Feb 09, 2018
42.2 Portuguese Discovery of India
Feb 02, 2018
42.1 Portuguese Voyages of Discovery
Jan 26, 2018
41.2 Russo-Lithuanian Wars 1500-1503
Dec 29, 2017
41.1 Conquest of Novgorod by Ivan III of Moscow
Dec 22, 2017
40.5 Battle of Fornovo 1495
Nov 24, 2017
40.4 Charles VIII of France Invades Naples
Nov 17, 2017
40.3 Lorenzo the Magnificent, Florence
Nov 10, 2017
40.2 Renaissance Florence & Medici
Nov 04, 2017
40.1 Italy in 1400's
Oct 27, 2017
39.3 Battle of Nancy 1477, Fall of Burgundy
Sep 29, 2017
39.2 Burgundy in the 1470's
Sep 22, 2017
39.1 Western Europe in late 1400's
Sep 15, 2017
38.2 The Hussite Wars 1419-1434
Aug 18, 2017
38.1 Early History of Bohemia (Czech Republic)
Aug 11, 2017
37.4 Battle of Castillon 1453, End of the Hundred Years War
Jul 21, 2017
37.3 French Recovery Begins (100 Years War)
Jul 14, 2017
37.2 The English Kingdom in France
Jul 07, 2017
37.1 History of Burgundy, French Civil War in 1400's
Jun 30, 2017
36.2 Battle of Agincourt 1415
May 26, 2017
36.1 Hundred Years War, Build-up to Agincourt 1415
May 19, 2017
35.4 Battle of Grunwald/Tannenberg 1410
May 06, 2017
35.3 Battle of Grunwald 1410 Part 3, Lithuania
Apr 28, 2017
35.2 Teutonic Knights and Medieval Poland
Apr 20, 2017
35.1 Baltic Region in 13th Century
Apr 14, 2017
34.2 Battle of Kulikovo 1380
Mar 17, 2017
34.1 Rise of Muscovy. Russia under the 'Tatar Yoke'
Mar 10, 2017
33.1 Battle of Poitiers 1356, Hundred Years War
Feb 17, 2017
32.1 Battle of Crecy 1346, Hundred Years War
Feb 03, 2017
31.1 Battle of Sluys 1340. Hundred Years War
Jan 13, 2017
30.2 Hundred Years War Introduction Part 2
Dec 30, 2016
30.1 Hundred Years War Introduction Part 1
Dec 23, 2016
29.3 Battle of Rio Salado, Gibraltar Crusades (Rio Salado Part 3)
Sep 02, 2016
29.2 Gibraltar Crusades, Castile, Granada and Morocco (Rio Salado Part 2)
Aug 26, 2016
29.1 Thirteenth Century Spain (Rio Salado Part 1)
Aug 19, 2016
28.3 Battle of The Kalka River 1223, Mongols vs Kievan Rus
Jul 23, 2016
28.2 The Mongols Invade Eastern Europe
Jul 15, 2016
28.1 Golden Age of Kievan Rus 988-1200. Rise of Vladimir Suzdal and Novgorod
Jul 08, 2016
27.5 Siege of Cherson 988, Conversion of Russians to Christianity
Jun 17, 2016
27.4 Early Kievan Rus. Rurik to Svyatoslav
Jun 10, 2016
27.3 Slavs, Their Origins and Early History
Jun 04, 2016
27.2 Crimea and Black Sea 500BC-800AD
May 27, 2016
27.1 Early History of The Black Sea, Perspectives on Ukrainian and Russian History
May 20, 2016
26.1 Albigensian Crusade, Second Half 1215-1229
Apr 30, 2016
25.3 Battle of Muret 1213, Part 3, Simon de Montfort vs King Peter II of Aragon
Apr 24, 2016
25.2 Albigensian Crusade in Languedoc, France Meets Resistance
Apr 15, 2016
25.1 Cathars, Albigensian Crusade in Southern France
Apr 08, 2016
24.3 Battle of Bouvines 1214, Part 3, Decisive Battle in Medieval France
Mar 18, 2016
24.2 King John of England prepares to Invade France
Mar 11, 2016
24.1 German Emperors Frederick I, Henry VI, Otto IV Brought into Capetian-Plantagenet Conflict
Mar 04, 2016
23.5 Las Navas de Tolosa 1212, Part 5
Feb 12, 2016
23.4 Las Navas de Tolosa 1212, Part 4
Feb 05, 2016
23.3 Las Navas de Tolosa 1212, Part 3, Medieval Spain, Rise of the Almohads
Jan 29, 2016
23.2 Las Navas de Tolosa 1212, Part 2
Jan 22, 2016
23.1 Early Muslim Medieval Spain
Jan 16, 2016
22.1 End of The Hundred Years War, Guest Episode on History of England Podcast
Jan 06, 2016
21.4 Chateau Gaillard 1203-04, Part 4, King John, Philip II Augustus
Dec 12, 2015
21.3 Sons of King Henry II of England Rebel, Encouraged by Philip II of France
Dec 03, 2015
21.2 Louis VII of France Builds a Power Base
Nov 27, 2015
21.1 Chateau Gaillard 1203-04, Part 1, Angevin Empire
Nov 21, 2015
20.2 Constantinople 1204, Part 2, Fourth Crusade
Oct 24, 2015
20.1 Constantinople 1204, Part 1, Fourth Crusade
Oct 17, 2015
19.1 Third Crusade 1189-1192
Sep 26, 2015
18.4 Battle of Hattin 1187, Part 4
Aug 22, 2015
18.3 Battle of Hattin 1187, Part 3, Saladin
Aug 15, 2015
18.2 Battle of Hattin 1187, Part 2, The Second Crusade
Aug 08, 2015
18.1 Battle of Hattin 1187, Part 1, Crusader States,
Aug 01, 2015
17.4 Siege of Jerusalem 1099, First Crusade, Part 4
Jul 03, 2015
17.3 Siege of Jerusalem 1099, First Crusade, Part 3
Jun 26, 2015
17.2 Siege of Jerusalem 1099, First Crusade, Part 2
Jun 19, 2015
17.1 Siege of Jerusalem 1099, First Crusade, Part 1
Jun 13, 2015
16.4 Fall of Toledo 1085, Part 4
May 23, 2015
16.3 Fall of Toledo 1085, Part 3
May 15, 2015
16.2 Tenth Century Spain, Almanzor, Collapse of Umayyad Caliphate
May 10, 2015
16.1 Fall of Toledo 1085, Part 1, Medieval Spain
May 02, 2015
15.1 The Battle of Manzikert 1071
Mar 29, 2015
14.2 The Battle of Hastings 1066, Part 2
Mar 01, 2015
14.1 The Battle of Hastings 1066, Part 1
Feb 22, 2015
13.4 The Battle of Civitate 1053 AD, Part 4
Jan 25, 2015
13.3 The Battle of Civitate 1053 AD, Part 3
Jan 18, 2015
13.2 The Battle of Civitate 1053 AD, Part 2
Jan 11, 2015
13.1 The Battle of Civitate 1053 AD, Part 1
Dec 30, 2014
12.1 The Battle of Kleidion 1014 AD
Nov 30, 2014
11.2 The Battle of Lechfeld 955 AD, Part 2
Nov 01, 2014
11.1 The Battle of Lechfeld 955 AD, Part 1
Oct 26, 2014
10.3 The Battle of Brunanbuhr 937 AD, Part 3
Sep 07, 2014
10.2 The Battle of Brunanbuhr 937 AD, Part 2
Aug 31, 2014
10.1 The Battle of Brunanbuhr 937 AD
Aug 25, 2014
09.1 The Battle of Tours 732 AD
Jul 20, 2014
08.2 The Battle of Yarmouk 636 AD, Part 2
Jun 22, 2014
08.1 The Battle of Yarmouk 636 AD, Part 1
Jun 15, 2014
07.3 The Battle of The Catalaunian Fields 451 AD, Part 3
May 18, 2014
07.2 The Battle of The Catalaunian Fields 451 AD, Part 2
May 11, 2014
07.1 Goths Invade Roman Empire, Battle of Adrianople 378AD
May 04, 2014
06.1 The Battle of The Milvian Bridge 312 AD
Apr 13, 2014
05.2 The Battle of The Teutoburg Forest 9 AD, Part 2
Mar 23, 2014
05.1 The Battle of The Teutoburg Forest 9 AD, Part 1
Mar 16, 2014
04.2 The Battle of Zama 202 BC, Part 2
Mar 02, 2014
04.1 The Battle of Zama 202 BC, Part 1
Feb 23, 2014
03.2 The Battle of Gaugamela 331 BC, Part 2
Feb 09, 2014
03.1 The Battle of Gaugamela 331 BC, Part 1
Feb 02, 2014
02.2 The Battle of Marathon 490 BC, Part 2
Jan 19, 2014
02.1 The Battle of Marathon 490 BC, Part 1
Jan 12, 2014
01.1 A History of Europe, Introduction
Dec 28, 2013