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SPECIAL - The Pre-Columbian Mound Builders of North America

800 BCE - 1750 CE - This episode serves as a general overview of the archaeological cultures of North America and their connections to each other, as we learn more about the type of people who were living in the eastern United States before the arrival of Europeans.


Vol 4 Ep 42a - The Emirate of Granada

1230 - 1492 - The story of the last nation of Al-Andalus is the story of the Emirate of Granada. We determine how it was formed and the sequence of events that led to its destruction.


Vol 3 Ep 64a - The Evolution of Religion

From the beginning of human nature, the aspect of religion has accompanied us through our evolutionary journey, but what started religion and what factors turned it into what we know today?


Unscripted (51) ( Retrospective special )

Join us on this journey back in time to New Kingdom Egypt, Ptolemaic Egypt, Classical World China, and medieval Iceland.


Vol 4 Ep 55 - SUMMARY - Medieval Europe, Part Two

1000 - 1453 - The modern countries of Europe were beginning to evolve and mature as they jostled for lands and superiority over one another. Underpinning the status of the new nations was the influence of religion with the Papacy attempting to rule supreme over the kingdoms of Europe and attempting to create a Roman Catholic bubble that may persecute other religious movements at will.


Vol 4 Ep 54 - SUMMARY - Medieval Europe, Part One

600 - 1085 - The modern nations of Europe begin to emerge as populations civilise, populate and Christianise. The Papacy becomes central to European politics.


Vol 4 Ep 53 - BATTLE - The Battle of Kutná Hora ( 1421 )

1421 - The execution of Jan Hus caused rebellion in the Kingdom of Bohemia, when early Protestants against the Catholic Church rallied to send a message to the Holy Roman Empire and the Pope. This battle is a part of the wider Hussite Wars.


Vol 4 Ep 52 - BATTLE - The Battle of Grunwald ( 1410 )

1410 - The Christianisation of the states of north-east Europe left the Teutonic Order with no neighbouring nations to conduct military missions against. As the relatively new nations of Poland and Lithuania tried to establish their status, the Teutonic Order would inevitably become involved.


BONUS - The Ancient World Cup Final

A special preview of the Ancient World Cup Final between the Ancient Egyptians and The Romans


Vol 4 Ep 51 - BATTLE - The Battle on the Ice ( 1242 )

1242 - Paganism remained dominant in the north-east corner of Europe, but the race to convert the natives brought the Western Catholic Crusaders into conflict with the Eastern Orthodox Russians. The resulting conflict took place on the surface of a frozen lake.


Vol 4 Ep 50 - The Siege of Orléans and Joan of Arc

1415 - 1431 - The incredible story of how a young peasant girl managed to convince the French royal court to show a more aggressive attitude to the wars in France and how it was able to turn the tables on the English during the Hundred Years' War.


Unscripted (50) ( Retrospective special )

Something completely new for the History of the World podcast. While we wait for the new episode, we revive some of the great stories that we have already told in years gone by. Plus the result of the first semi-final of the History of the World podcast Ancient World Cup.


Vol 4 Ep 49 - BATTLE - The Battle of Agincourt ( 1415 )

1415 - King Henry V of England was committed to targetting the French and launched an attack on France to reclaim lost lands and take the hand of the French king's daughter. Henry would actually end up in a race against time to escape France with his life.


Vol 4 Ep 48 - BATTLE - The Battle of Crécy ( 1346 )

1346 - All of the male descedants of King Philip IV of France had died out, apart from one, King Edward III of England. The French would find a way to avoid crowning Edward in favour of a cousin and this would cause Edward to raise a massive army and invade the north of France.


Vol 4 Ep 47 - The Hundred Years' War

1337 - 1453 - The Hundred Years' War was a series of conflicts between the kingdoms of England and France and their ruling dynasties, the Plantagenets and the Capetians. This is a whistle-stop tour of the main events that shaped the conflicts.


Vol 4 Ep 46 - The Black Death

1346 - 1353 - It was not the first time that the bubonic plague had hit Eurasia, but this time nobody could have expected the sudden and relentless wave of devastation that affected all of the nations of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.


Vol 4 Ep 45 - BATTLE - The Battle of Bannockburn ( 1314 )

1314 - After the death of King Edward I of England, the Hammer of the Scots, the self proclaimed Scottish king, Robert the Bruce started a campaign of seizing Scottish castles garrisoned by the English. When Stirling Castle was about to fall to the Scots, King Edward II of England had no choice but to act.


Vol 4 Ep 44 - The First War of Scottish Independence

1290 - 1314 - A series of tragedies left the comparatively stable Scottish monarchy in disarray leading to the opportunistic King Edward I of England attempting to enforce overlordship on the Scots. William Wallace and Robert the Bruce in particular looked to oppose this action.


Vol 4 Ep 43 - Magna Carta

1166 - 1216 - The events and actions of the reign of King John of England brought about the circumstances from which the highest members of English society sought to challenge the king's authority and lay down some legal terms that would limit the power of the monarch.


Vol 4 Ep 42 - BATTLE - The Battle of Río Salado ( 1340 )

1340 - The Muslim taifas of the Iberian peninsula had all been reconquered apart from Granada. A new threat now emerged from North Africa with ambitions of creating a foothold in the peninsula and taking control of the Strait of Gibraltar.