102. The Thirty Years’ War (Part 2)

In this episode we discuss the widening of the conflict into an international one as Denmark-Norway, Sweden, and France in turn intervene. We also discuss the conclusion of the war and its long term consequences. Colin Oliver 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. Paypal: paypal.me/hi101 Ko-fi: ko-fi.com/hipodcast

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101. The Thirty Years’ War (Part 1)

In this episode we discuss the background to the Thirty Years’ War, as well as its first phase – a relatively localized conflict known as the Bohemian Revolt. Colin Oliver 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. Paypal: paypal.me/hi101 Ko-fi: ko-fi.com/hipodcast

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100. Christopher Columbus

In this episode we talk about the life and legacy of Christopher Columbus, as well as answer some listener questions. Kevin Miller and Phil Downey return as guests.   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. Paypal: paypal.me/hi101 Ko-fi: ko-fi.com/hipodcast

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Notes: Episode 52, Caribbean Piracy (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.   8:55 – I realized around this point that I didn’t give the name of the governor of Jamaica who had essentially traded its safety for any legitimacy in prosecuting piracy in the region. Largely that’s because it was a series o a few pirate-friendly governors who […]

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52. Caribbean Piracy (Part 2)

In this episode we briefly cover the lives of a number of famous pirates, as well as discuss the end of the golden age of piracy in the Caribbean. Yumiko Hutchenreuther returns as guest.

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Notes: Episode 51, Caribbean Piracy (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.   6:36 – The Chinese pirate I’m referring to was named Ching Shih, or Madame Ching sometimes. She commanded a fleet of over 300 vessels, commanded tens of thousands, faced many of the major empires of the 18th and 19th centuries including Britain and China, and retired […]

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51. Caribbean Piracy (Part 1)

In this episode we discuss the global framework that allowed piracy to become such a strong phenomenon in the Caribbean Sea, as well as what being a pirate was like. Yumiko Hutchenreuther returns as guest.

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Notes: Episode 30, The Fall Of The Aztecs (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.   17:26 – This welcome speech is also quite notable because of its perceived support for the extremely prevalent theory that Montezuma believed Cortes to be divine. The evidence that he would have actually believed this is largely either circumstantial or potentially fabricated decades after the meeting, […]

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30. The Fall Of The Aztecs (Part 2)

In this episode we discuss Cortes’ meeting with Montezuma, the time the Conquistadors spent in Tenochtitlan, and the siege of the city that effectively ended the Aztec empire. Ethan Bleskie returns as guest.

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Notes: Episode 29, The Fall Of The Aztecs (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.   9:13 – I really overstate the size of the Mayan empire here – it doesn’t even extend all the way through central America, let alone into South America. Really it’s the Incan empire that shines in terms of size; the Mayans were larger than the Aztecs […]

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