75. Irish Independence (Part 1)

In this episode we discuss the historical relationship between England and Ireland, covering several centuries of wars and political arrangements between the two countries. Phil Downey returns as guest.   Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Perry, Kimberlyn Crowe, Levent Kemal Sadikoglu, Russ Mangum, and more for supporting the show! If you’d like to do the same, please visit http://www.patreon.com/hi101.

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71. New France (Part 1)

In this episode we discuss the French effort to colonize North America beginning in the 15th century as a source of luxury goods, as well as their relationships with various First Nations groups in the region. Gary Hallman returns as guest.   Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Robyn Braid, Perry, Kimberlyn Crowe, and more for supporting the show! If you’d like to do the same, please visit http://www.patreon.com/hi101.

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62. Vikings (Part 2)

In this episode we discuss the Norse expansion in the North Atlantic, as well as the conversion of Scandinavia to Christianity and conflict with medieval Britain. Paul McGeown returns as guest.

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61. Vikings (Part 1)

In this episode we discuss the conditions that led to the beginnings of the Viking era in the late 8th century, as well as contact between the Norse and Asia. Paul McGeown returns as guest.

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Notes: Episode 36, The Reformation (Part 2)

As with every show, I’ll list any corrections or clarifications here. If there’s anything I’ve overlooked, please contact me by email or in the comments and I’ll edit the notes to reflect the new information.   2:59 – I was incorrect – Switzerland was actually confederated from 26 different cantons. The amount of historical, cultural, religious, and especially language differences in such a small area by strict measurement is really quite astonishing. It is, however, also a microcosm of the Germanic world […]

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36. The Reformation (Part 2)

In this episode we follow some of the non-Lutheran reformers in their early days, as well as the Catholic response to the Reformation and the ensuing religious wars, culminating in the Peace of Westphalia. Gary Hallman returns as guest.

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Notes: Episode 35, The Reformation, Part 1

As with every show, I’ll list any corrections or clarifications here. If there’s anything I’ve overlooked, please contact me by email or in the comments and I’ll edit the notes to reflect the new information.   8:26 – the diaspora I refer to here is the expulsion of the Jewish people from Judea after a number of revolts during the first and second centuries against the Roman Empire. Before early Christians were seen as a threat against the Romans due to their […]

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35. The Reformation (Part 1)

In this episode, we discuss the roots of Luther’s reformation philosophies, as well as what set Luther apart from other early heresies. Gary Hallman joins as guest.

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Notes: Episode 13, Napoleon (Part 1)

As with every show, I’ll list any corrections or clarifications here. If there’s anything I’ve overlooked, please contact me by email or in the comments and I’ll edit the notes to reflect the new information.   7:51 – I can’t stress enough how poor an overview of the French Revolution is. There are a lot of resources out there which can give you an idea of what happened there, and I would strongly recommend you look for one of those, because after this […]

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Notes: Episode 12, The Gunpowder Plot (Part 2)

As with every show, I’ll list any corrections or clarifications here. If there’s anything I’ve overlooked, please contact me by email or in the comments and I’ll edit the notes to reflect the new information.   7:26 – The Lord Salisbury referred to here was Robert Cecil, First Earl of Salisbury. At this time, he was acting as Secretary of State to James.   23:13 – Holbeche House was owned by Stephen Lyttleton, who was sympathetic to the cause of the plotters. Oddly […]

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