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French history podcast, by a Frenchman. Learn all about France's history: Charlemagne, The Hundred Years’ War, Jeanne d’Arc, New France, Louis XIV, the Révolution, Napoléon and much more! Artwork by Lucia Ceta.

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French history podcast, by a Frenchman. Learn all about France's history: Charlemagne, The Hundred Years’ War, Jeanne d’Arc, New France, Louis XIV, the Révolution, Napoléon and much more! Artwork by Lucia Ceta.

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Episodes

The First World War. The French Experience

2/7/2024
For France, the Great War is a serious and deep wound that she partially inflicted on herself. It is painful and has never fully healed. It is something personal, felt by all strata of the nation. From the humblest peasant to the richest industrialist, no layer of French society was spared in the great slaughter that the trenches were. The country itself still bears the scars of battles dating back nearly 110 years. Every city and village in France has a monument to the dead of the First World War, often with a staggering number of fallen soldiers considering the local population. And that's not counting the wounded, the mutilated, the traumatized. We are not going to go through dates and battles. We are not going to summarize four years of destructive conflict by analyzing every move and strategic decision. Others have done it many times, surely better than me. No, we will focus on the experience of the country of France during those dreadful years from 1914 to 1918. Timecodes: Introduction 05:18 - On The War Path 13:22 - The Poilus 26:51 - France at War 42:18 - Life after 1918 48:11 - Conclusion Music: Marche pour la cérémonie des Turcs, composed by Jean-Baptiste Lully, arranged and performed by Jérôme Arfouche. Artwork: Fête de L’Alsace-Lorraine le 17 novembre 1918. Les blessés défilent avenue des Champs-Elysées, Paris. Agence Rol, Public Domain (Gallica) Recommended link: Blueprint for Armageddon, Hardcore History podcast by Dan Carlin Support the showReach out, support the show and give me feedback! Contact me or follow the podcast on social mediaLeave a 5-star review on Apple PodcastsSpotifyBecome a patron on Patreon to support the showBuy me a CoffeeGet beautiful “La Fayette, We are Here!” merchandise from TeePublic

Duration:00:52:33

Nathanael Greene and La Fayette, Partners in Freedom. With Salina B. Baker.

1/9/2024
In this unique episode, we engage in a conversation with Salina B. Baker, an accomplished author of historical fiction, who has received multiple awards for her work. Additionally, she is a historian specializing in the American Revolution and Victorian America. She has just released an outstanding novel titled "The Line of Splendor: A Novel of Nathanael Greene and the American Revolution." In our conversation, we delve into the intricate relationship between General Greene and his close French ally, the Marquis de La Fayette. This profound friendship holds significance not only for the two men but also for the broader context of the American Revolution, symbolizing the enduring and meaningful connection between France and the United States of America in various aspects. Timecodes: Introduction 03:01 - Meet Nathanael Greene 09:57 - Greene and La Fayette 20:40 - Working Together 27:39 - Fighting for the Cause 30:41 - Friends after the War 40:16 - Conclusion Music: Marche pour la cérémonie des Turcs, composed by Jean-Baptiste Lully, arranged and performed by Jérôme Arfouche. Artwork: "Nathanael Greene in General uniform" by Charles Willson Peale (left) and "The young Marquis de Lafayette wearing his uniform as Major General of the Continental Army" by Charles Willson Peale (right). Recommended link: Salina B. Baker's website (https://www.salinabbaker.com/) Support the showReach out, support the show and give me feedback! Contact me or follow the podcast on social mediaLeave a 5-star review on Apple PodcastsSpotifyBecome a patron on Patreon to support the showBuy me a CoffeeGet beautiful “La Fayette, We are Here!” merchandise from TeePublic

Duration:00:42:25

The Dreyfus Affair. France's Shame

12/12/2023
Liberté, égalité, fraternité. This is the French Republic’s motto. Liberty and equality are also in the first article of the "Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen" of 1789. The French are very proud of that heritage, of France’s struggle during and after the Revolution. They think of their homeland as the cradle of liberty in Europe, as a welcoming and understanding land, ruled by reason and intellect, rather than by prejudice and bigotry. Sadly, those clear and healthy waters of freedom and justice often got muddied over the years. In the late nineteenth century, France was a wounded country. Her honour had been tarnished in 1870-71 and her population was deeply traumatized by the civil war that ensued. Fears of an enemy, and of traitors, was at an all time high. This very specific phase mixed with an element older than France herself: antisemitism. In 1894, captain Alfred Dreyfus would suffer greatly as a consequence of those elements. Although there are some saving graces, and some might even say a silver lining, this whole series of events really are France’s shame! Timecodes: Introduction 03:38 - La Belle Époque 08:48 - Alfred Dreyfus, Jewish French officer 14:28 - Dreyfus Arrested 21:17 - L'Affaire begins 26:07 - J'accuse...! 34:03 - The Rennes Trial 39:20 - Rehabilitation 44:10 - Conclusion Music: Marche pour la cérémonie des Turcs, composed by Jean-Baptiste Lully, arranged and performed by Jérôme Arfouche. Artwork: "The traitor: Degradation of Alfred Dreyfus, degradation in the Morland Court of the military school in Paris" front page of the illustrated supplement of the Petit Journal, Sunday, January 13, 1895. Recommended link: The Siècle podcast by David H. Montgomery, available at http://thesiecle.com/ Support the showReach out, support the show and give me feedback! Contact me or follow the podcast on social mediaLeave a 5-star review on Apple PodcastsSpotifyBecome a patron on Patreon to support the showBuy me a CoffeeGet beautiful “La Fayette, We are Here!” merchandise from TeePublic

Duration:00:48:16

The Seven Years' War. The Great French Disaster

11/7/2023
This particular conflict goes by multiple names and definitions. While it is globally recognized as the Seven Years' War, it is more commonly referred to in America as the French and Indian War, and in Canada as the War of Conquest. These wars are all interconnected and are part of a vast global struggle between the two superpowers of the mid-eighteenth century: France and Great Britain. Considered by many as the first true world war, it continues to reverberate even today. Join us as we embark on a historical journey, with Louis XV, Madame de Pompadour, the Marquis de Montcalm, and general Wolfe as our guides, to examine "the Great French Disaster." Timecodes: Introduction 04:18 - The Origins of Conflict 13:21 - From Frontier Struggle to Global War 22:12 - Downward Spiral 28:51 - The Great Disaster 37:46 - Conclusion Music: Marche pour la cérémonie des Turcs, composed by Jean-Baptiste Lully, arranged and performed by Jérôme Arfouche. Artwork: The death of the Marquis de Montcalm, by Juste Chevillet, National Gallery of Canada Recommended link: "The Life and Times of Frederick the Great" podcast by Alec Avdakov Support the showReach out, support the show and give me feedback! Contact me or follow the podcast on social mediaLeave a 5-star review on Apple PodcastsSpotifyBecome a patron on Patreon to support the showBuy me a CoffeeGet beautiful “La Fayette, We are Here!” merchandise from TeePublic

Duration:00:44:14

Richelieu and Louis XIII, France’s Dynamic Duo?

10/3/2023
King Louis XIII and the Cardinal de Richelieu. These two men are quite important and deserve to be better known. The Cardinal is probably the most known of the two, because of his policies, wars and his long lasting impact on French institutions and Europe's destiny. Louis XIII is often perceived as the weaker of the two, the king who merely signed his minister's recommendation. But history is never quite that straightforward, that easy. It is under these men that France will become an absolute monarchy and will begin her rise as Europe's dominant power. Louis XIII's son, Louis XIV will complete his father's work and become Europe's most powerful monarch. Join me as I discuss the Just king and the famed red eminence, France's dynamic duo! Timecodes: Introduction 04:13 - Bloodied France 09:47 - The Red Eminence 13:48 - The Phoenix Rises 19:56 - The Great Partnership 26:28 - A Reinforced Kingdom 33:40 - France and the World 38:31 - Conclusion Music: Marche pour la cérémonie des Turcs, composed by Jean-Baptiste Lully, arranged and performed by Jérôme Arfouche. Artwork: Louis XIII in coronation costume and Portrait of Cardinal Richelieu. Both by Philippe de Champaigne. Support the showReach out, support the show and give me feedback! Contact me or follow the podcast on social mediaLeave a 5-star review on Apple PodcastsSpotifyBecome a patron on Patreon to support the showBuy me a CoffeeGet beautiful “La Fayette, We are Here!” merchandise from TeePublic

Duration:00:41:41

Nouvelle-France, the French in North America

8/22/2023
The Nouvelle France (New France) is the French colonization of North America. And by this I mean North America, not just Canada. Over a couple of centuries, the French established settlements all over North America, especially along the St-Lawrence and Mississippi River but also in Nova Scotia, Florida, Louisiana and more. New France basically existed from the first adventures of Jacques Cartier in 1534 to the end of the Seven Years' War in 1763 and the signature of the treaty of Paris, that saw France lose most of its American possessions. It is a remarkable, violent, tragic and perennial story. Embark with me on this grand adventure! Timecodes: Introduction 06:03 - Adventure and Discovery in America 13:27 - The First French Settlers 21:09 - Expansion Along the Rivers 26:53 - War and Peace 35:25 - New France Peaks 44:07 - New France Dies 53:26 - The Following Years 57:42 - Conclusion Music: Marche pour la cérémonie des Turcs, composed by Jean-Baptiste Lully, arranged and performed by Jérôme Arfouche. Artwork: L'expédition de Cavelier de la Salle pour la Louisiane, 1684, by Théodore Gudin (1844). (Grand Palais, Château de Versailles). Support the showReach out, support the show and give me feedback! Contact me or follow the podcast on social mediaLeave a 5-star review on Apple PodcastsSpotifyBecome a patron on Patreon to support the showBuy me a CoffeeGet beautiful “La Fayette, We are Here!” merchandise from TeePublic

Duration:01:01:23

François I, King of the Renaissance

7/13/2023
We delve into the life and reign of King François I (Francis the First), who ruled France from 1515 to 1547. Despite facing significant challenges and experiencing notable failures during his rule, François I remains one of the most renowned French monarchs. He is particularly associated with the Renaissance in France and has left a lasting legacy, particularly in the fields of arts and sciences. He's also responsible for the establishment of New France by sending Jacques Cartier across the Atlantic. Join me for one of the most extraordinary adventures of the Sixteenth century! Timecodes: Introduction 03:55- An Unexpected King 09:02- A Young and Ambitious King 16:50- A Builder King 26:24- A Torn King 32:33- An Old King 36:25- Conclusion Music: Marche pour la cérémonie des Turcs, composed by Jean-Baptiste Lully, arranged and performed by Jérôme Arfouche. Artwork: François Ier around 1530 by Jean Clouet (Louvre Museum). Support the showReach out, support the show and give me feedback! Contact me or follow the podcast on social mediaLeave a 5-star review on Apple PodcastsSpotifyBecome a patron on Patreon to support the showBuy me a CoffeeGet beautiful “La Fayette, We are Here!” merchandise from TeePublic

Duration:00:40:50

De Gaulle, JFK and the New World Order with Sean J. McLaughlin

6/27/2023
In this special episode, I am joined by Sean J. McLaughlin, historian specialized on the relationship between Charles de Gaulle and John Fitzgerald Kennedy. He is the author of JFK and de Gaulle: How America and France Failed in Vietnam, 1961-1963 (University Press of Kentucky, 2019). Together, we discuss the complex but utterly fascinating relationship between France and America in the post-WWII world, especially in Southeast Asia. France and America, two Allies with very different perspectives, had a rough time discussing the situation in Vietnam in the 1950's and 1960's. Add to that the personalities of key characters like de Gaulle and Kennedy, and you end up with a fascinating, if sad, story. Join us for this great discussion! Find Sean's books at the University Press of Kentucky Timecodes: Introduction 02:35- France's Place at the Outcome of WWII 10:23- De Gaulle's Relationship with America 21:21- John F. Kennedy, France and Vietnam 45:50- Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon and France 54:52- France's International Role Since the Vietnam War 59:24- France and America's Relationship Now 1:01:55- Conclusion Music: Marche pour la cérémonie des Turcs, composed by Jean-Baptiste Lully, arranged and performed by Jérôme Arfouche. Photo: De Gaulle and JFK in Paris, 1961. John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library, Boston Support the showReach out, support the show and give me feedback! Contact me or follow the podcast on social mediaLeave a 5-star review on Apple PodcastsSpotifyBecome a patron on Patreon to support the showBuy me a CoffeeGet beautiful “La Fayette, We are Here!” merchandise from TeePublic

Duration:01:05:29

French Indochina, from Imperial Jewel to Hell on Earth

6/20/2023
"The pearl of the Empire", that's how the French described their colony of Indochina, comprised of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. They took over control in the nineteenth century, exploited the place for decades, and finally got kicked out in 1954-55. It is a story of violence and exploitation. Of colonization and war. Of exchanges and legacies. And sometimes, of beauty. A story also rarely told in France, as the French aren't proud of what they did there. Let’s find out more about French Indochina; from Imperial Jewel, to Hell on Earth. Timecodes: Introduction 03:23- The Second French Colonial Empire 08:26- The Establishment of French Indochina 16:43- A Colony of Exploitation 21:58- Bloody Greed 25:52- World War II and the Vietnamese Emancipation 30:07- The Indochina War 42:43- Conclusion Music: Marche pour la cérémonie des Turcs, composed by Jean-Baptiste Lully, arranged and performed by Jérôme Arfouche. Art: Poster for tourism in French Indochina drawn by J. Lhuissier, circa 1920. Support the showReach out, support the show and give me feedback! Contact me or follow the podcast on social mediaLeave a 5-star review on Apple PodcastsSpotifyBecome a patron on Patreon to support the showBuy me a CoffeeGet beautiful “La Fayette, We are Here!” merchandise from TeePublic

Duration:00:46:56

Napoleonic Discussion with Very Special Guests

5/30/2023
In this very special episode, I am joined by a coalition of Napoleonic experts to discuss this fascinating period of history and its legacy. We cover Napoléon's personality, some campaigns, the roles of his marshals, the era's lasting impact, as well as a variety of other topics. A truly interesting and enjoyable discussion. My guests are: Dr. Zack White, historian, battlefield guide, host of "The Napoleonic Wars Podcast", Chair of the Napoleonic & Revolutionary War Graves Charity. (Twitter: @ZwhiteHistory), from the United Kingdom. Marcus Cribb, podcaster, battlefield guide, blogger & author in progress on Duke of Wellington & the Peninsular War Heritage Manager, former Manager of Apsley House & a founding trustee of Napoleonic & Revolutionary War Graves Charity. (Twitter: @mcribbHistory), from the United Kingdom. Philipp Wagenknecht, historian and teacher specialist of Prussia and the German States from 1740 to 1815. (Twitter: @PertinaxS), from Germany. John Viscardo, host of the "Generals and Napoleon Podcast". (Twitter: @AndNapoleon), from the United States of America. If you haven't already done so, I recommend that you listen to our two episodes on Napoléon. Listen to Part I and to Part II. Timecodes: Guests Introductions 06:00- Our Favourite Napoleonic Subjects 1:02:32- Napoléon’s lasting influence & Legacy 1:25:38- Uchronia: Napoléon Wins Waterloo. What happens next? 1:52:00- Open Discussion 2:08:42- Conclusion & Goodbyes Music: Marche pour la cérémonie des Turcs, composed by Jean-Baptiste Lully, arranged and performed by Jérôme Arfouche. Art: Statue of Napoléon by French sculptor Pierre Stenne, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France. (photo by Sarah Meyssonnier/Reuters) Support the showReach out, support the show and give me feedback! Contact me or follow the podcast on social mediaLeave a 5-star review on Apple PodcastsSpotifyBecome a patron on Patreon to support the showBuy me a CoffeeGet beautiful “La Fayette, We are Here!” merchandise from TeePublic

Duration:02:15:06

Charles de Gaulle, Tales of Grandeur

5/16/2023
Charles de Gaulle, the famous general who led the French Resistance during the Second World war before becoming President and the father of the current French political system: the Fifth Republic. De Gaulle is a very, very complicated man. You will often read in the same paragraph that he was ultra-conservative, but that he was a troublemaker and favoured change. If anything, de Gaulle proves that great leaders are rarely black or white, but often many shades of grey. I shall offer you here, an overview of his character and what he did. Hopefully, this will help you understand Le Grand Charles a bit better. Timecodes: Introduction 03:32- The Great Asparagus 08:10- The First World War 14:33- France's Collapse 19:50- The Leader of the Résistance 31:12- The Fall of the French Empire 36:06- De Gaulle President 45:10- May 1968 and the Fall of de Gaulle 47:54- Conclusion Music: Marche pour la cérémonie des Turcs, composed by Jean-Baptiste Lully, arranged and performed by Jérôme Arfouche. Art: Charles de Gaulle broadcasting from the BBC studios in London, June 1940 Support the showReach out, support the show and give me feedback! Contact me or follow the podcast on social mediaLeave a 5-star review on Apple PodcastsSpotifyBecome a patron on Patreon to support the showBuy me a CoffeeGet beautiful “La Fayette, We are Here!” merchandise from TeePublic

Duration:00:52:42

The Fall of France of 1940, German Victory or French Defeat?

4/11/2023
The Fall of France of 1940, the famous military campaign that saw France being conquered by the German army in a few weeks. This subject is one of the most misinterpreted military events in history. Reading online, you’d believe that the French went to war with sticks to fight German Panzers, or that they fled at the first sign of enemy artillery. While it is perfectly true that the French army was defeated by the German in a short amount of time, the reasons for this are worth exploring and not just on the military level. Join me as I dig into the deep roots of the French defeat of 1940. Timecodes: Introduction 06:10- Prelude to a Defeat 13:25- The Phoney War 19:17- The Great Offensive 28:02- The Final Collapse 36:30 - Conclusion Music: Marche pour la cérémonie des Turcs, composed by Jean-Baptiste Lully, arranged and performed by Jérôme Arfouche. Art: Adolf Hitler visits Paris with architect Albert Speer (left) and artist Arno Breker (right), June 23, 1940. Support the showReach out, support the show and give me feedback! Contact me or follow the podcast on social mediaLeave a 5-star review on Apple PodcastsSpotifyBecome a patron on Patreon to support the showBuy me a CoffeeGet beautiful “La Fayette, We are Here!” merchandise from TeePublic

Duration:00:41:27

Napoléon Part II - From Paris to Saint Helena

3/7/2023
December 2nd 1804, Napoléon Bonaparte is crowned Emperor of the French. Over the next decade, he will keep reforming and modernizing France, but he will also fight the rest of Europe. He will become master of the continent, defeating all his enemies on land, only to go too far and to see Europe strike back at him and at France. This is the second part of Napoléon's great adventure. If you haven't already done so, I encourage you to listen to the first part as well as to my episode on the French Revolution. Let us follow Napoléon and the Grande Armée on the battlefields of Germany, Poland, Russia, Spain and France. And then we will land on a tiny island, on the middle of the Atlantic. The Napoleonic adventure is one of strong contrasts, as you shall see. Timecodes: Introduction 04:20 - From Consul to Emperor 12:40 - The First French Empire and the Grande Armée 24:04 - The Fourth Coalition War and the Continental System 31:48 - The Peninsular War and the Fifth Coalition 44:02 - The Beginning of the Downfall: Russia 50:50 - Europe Strikes Back 1:00:00 - The Exile on Saint Helena 1:03:23 - Conclusion Music: Marche pour la cérémonie des Turcs, composed by Jean-Baptiste Lully, arranged and performed by Jérôme Arfouche. Art: 1814, Campagne de France, by Ernest Meissonier Support the showReach out, support the show and give me feedback! Contact me or follow the podcast on social mediaLeave a 5-star review on Apple PodcastsSpotifyBecome a patron on Patreon to support the showBuy me a CoffeeGet beautiful “La Fayette, We are Here!” merchandise from TeePublic

Duration:01:07:50

Napoléon Part I - From Corsica to Paris

2/7/2023
Napoléon Bonaparte doesn't really need an introduction. He's the most famous Frenchman ever. He's had more books written about him than any other person, except for Jesus Christ. This French general and emperor shook France, Europe and the world at the turn of the nineteenth century. He is also a polarizing figure. Enlightened ruler, or tyrannic dictator? In this episode, we will explore the fantastic story that led him from humble origins in Corsica to being the focus of all of Europe's monarchs and armies. Note: I strongly encourage you to listen to my previous episode on the French Revolution. You might miss a bit in the years of 1789 to 1799 if you are not aware of some facts that I talked about then. Timecodes: Introduction 06:10 - Humble beginnings 14:36 - From promising officer to superstar General 20:12 - Joséphine and the Italian Campaign 29:48 - The Egyptian Legend 42:36 - Napoléon takes over France 53:51 - Conclusion Music: Marche pour la cérémonie des Turcs, composed by Jean-Baptiste Lully, arranged and performed by Jérôme Arfouche. Art: Bonaparte devant le Sphinx by Jean-Léon Gérôme, 1867-1868 Support the showReach out, support the show and give me feedback! Contact me or follow the podcast on social mediaLeave a 5-star review on Apple PodcastsSpotifyBecome a patron on Patreon to support the showBuy me a CoffeeGet beautiful “La Fayette, We are Here!” merchandise from TeePublic

Duration:00:56:55

The French Revolution, a Worldwide Tremor

1/10/2023
The French Revolution shook the world from 1789 to 1799 and completely transformed modern European societies. By ricochet, it transformed the whole world. It was a real political tsunami, with immediate and long term consequences. With the following Napoleonic wars, it shaped the Nineteenth century in a way that nobody could foresee only a generation before. There are many misconceptions about the French Revolution, like the idea that a mob captured the king and guillotined him right away. It's not at all what happened. It's a lot more complicated than that. Hopefully you will find this episode palatable and a good entry into the fascinating events of the Révolution. For those who want to know more, I highly recommend that you listen to "Grey History: The French Revolution & Napoleon" by William Clark. Timecodes: Introduction 06:53 - The Origins of the Révolution 17:25 - Adieu, Old Regime! 26:48 - Working with Louis XVI 36:15 - The French Republic 41:37 - The Terreur 48:16 - The Directoire 53:58 - The Consulat 57:57 - Conclusion Music: Marche pour la cérémonie des Turcs, composed by Jean-Baptiste Lully, arranged and performed by Jérôme Arfouche. Art: Prise de la Bastille by Jean-Pierre Houël, 1789 Support the showReach out, support the show and give me feedback! Contact me or follow the podcast on social mediaLeave a 5-star review on Apple PodcastsSpotifyBecome a patron on Patreon to support the showBuy me a CoffeeGet beautiful “La Fayette, We are Here!” merchandise from TeePublic

Duration:01:02:11

Aliénor d’Aquitaine, Queen of France and of England

12/6/2022
Of the millions of people who are born every year during the Middle Ages, an extremely small number are what we call “blue bloods”, members of the nobility. Out of that already small number, a little percentage can be called “royalty”. Someone who manages to be a monarch not only for one country but for two countries, two adversaries, that is more than rare, that’s unique. Today, we have the chance of meeting such a woman. Duchess of Aquitaine, Queen of France and Queen of England. I give you: Aliénor d’Aquitaine (Eleanor of Aquitaine). Timecodes: Introduction 04:19 - Aquitaine, a Country within a Kingdom 07:53 - Aliénor, Remarkable Young Woman 12:16 - Queen of France 20:18 - The Failed Crusade 25:12 - Queen of England 30:15 - The Widow 32:53 - Conclusion Music: Marche pour la cérémonie des Turcs, composed by Jean-Baptiste Lully, arranged and performed by Jérôme Arfouche. Art: Aliénor d'Aquitaine by Frederick Sandys, 1858 Support the showReach out, support the show and give me feedback! Contact me or follow the podcast on social mediaLeave a 5-star review on Apple PodcastsSpotifyBecome a patron on Patreon to support the showBuy me a CoffeeGet beautiful “La Fayette, We are Here!” merchandise from TeePublic

Duration:00:36:15

The Hundred Years’ War, Death by all Means - Part Two

11/1/2022
This part-two of a two-part episode on the Hundred Years' War. I encourage you to listen to the previous episode if you haven't already done so. England owns a third of the French kingdom. War has ravaged France for a quarter of a century. The Black Death has killed millions of people and keeps coming back. At the end of the XIVth century, France is in its worst state probably ever. But the French will fight back, under the leadership of Charles VII and of an extraordinary young woman, Jeanne d'Arc. Listen to this extraordinary medieval tale full of bravery, foolishness and cruelty. Listen to HOLOCAUST HiSTORIES podcast! Timecodes: Introduction 05:56 - Civil War in France and the Arrival of Henry V 10:43 - The Battle of Azincourt (Agincourt) 13:26 - Jeanne d'Arc and the French Resurgence 21:58 - Jeanne d'Arc at Orléans 28:23 - France Reconquered 34:53 - Conclusion Music: Marche pour la cérémonie des Turcs, composed by Jean-Baptiste Lully, arranged and performed by Jérôme Arfouche. Art: The death of John Talbot at the Battle of Castillon. XVth century. Support the showReach out, support the show and give me feedback! Contact me or follow the podcast on social mediaLeave a 5-star review on Apple PodcastsSpotifyBecome a patron on Patreon to support the showBuy me a CoffeeGet beautiful “La Fayette, We are Here!” merchandise from TeePublic

Duration:00:38:36

The Hundred Years’ War, Death by all Means - Part One

10/4/2022
The Hundred Years' War or la guerre de Cent Ans in French. That enormous conflict, or series of conflicts actually, ravaged France from 1337 to 1453. The vast majority of English or American history podcasts or books have an English point of view regarding this conflict. This is perfectly normal and understandable, but I will try to bring more of a French perspective, focusing more on the French side of things. Given the scope of the war and its complexity, I have decided to split this story into two episodes. This is part one, covering the initial invasion of France by England up until the reign of Charles V of France in 1364. This story has absolutely everything. Family feuds, epic battles, betrayals, heroes, villains. All set in medieval France. And narrated by yours truly. What else could you ask for? Listen to Cork Out History podcast! Timecodes: Introduction 04:01 - Context 08:39 - The Origins of the War 15:34 - Two Kingdoms at War 19:31 - Crécy and the Downward Spiral for France 23:35 - The Black Death and the Battle of Poitiers 31:35 - France, the Duchies and the arrival of Charles V Music: Marche pour la cérémonie des Turcs, composed by Jean-Baptiste Lully, arranged and performed by Jérôme Arfouche. Art: Bataille de Crécy in the "Chroniques de Jean Froissart", XVth century Support the showReach out, support the show and give me feedback! Contact me or follow the podcast on social mediaLeave a 5-star review on Apple PodcastsSpotifyBecome a patron on Patreon to support the showBuy me a CoffeeGet beautiful “La Fayette, We are Here!” merchandise from TeePublic

Duration:00:35:45

Bonus! Vikings and Franks, with Christophe Adrien

9/13/2022
Vikings in France. Here's an often ignored topic for historical discussion. In this special episode, we try to remedy to that situation. I say "we" because we have a guest on this one, historian and author Christophe Adrien, specialist on the Viking world and especially their role in Brittany. Join us as we discuss Vikings, Franks, longships, silver and salt! Listen to Passed, the podcast about those who would never rule. Timecodes: Introduction 01:52 - What is a Viking exactly? 03:32 - Noiremoutier and the Vikings 09:54 - The Vikings' Genius 14:49 - Motivations and Viking Studies 21:54 - Viking Diplomacy 29:31 - The Normans 32:52 - Vikings in Brittany & Expansion 41:58 - Conclusion Christophe's Website: https://cjadrien.com Christophe's Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCML3AVHfBP1H3QZn3aROvzw Music: Marche pour la cérémonie des Turcs, composed by Jean-Baptiste Lully, arranged and performed by Jérôme Arfouche. Art: Drawing Viking by Rones (freesvg.org), design by Emmanuel Dubois Support the showReach out, support the show and give me feedback! Contact me or follow the podcast on social mediaLeave a 5-star review on Apple PodcastsSpotifyBecome a patron on Patreon to support the showBuy me a CoffeeGet beautiful “La Fayette, We are Here!” merchandise from TeePublic

Duration:00:44:17

Charlemagne, King of the Franks and Roman Emperor

9/6/2022
Charlemagne is one of the most important figures of the Middle Ages. He ruled from 768 to 814 as king of the Franks, and became Roman Emperor in 800. He conquered peoples, built institutions and completely changed Europe's political trajectory. One cannot stress enough the importance of his reign and his legacy. I think you will find him a complex and fascinating character. And maybe, you will also recognize some of him and what he accomplished in yourself or in your daily life. Listen to Grand Dukes of the West podcast! Timecodes: Introduction 04:03 - Charlemagne's Grand-Father and Father 10:52 - Charles, King of the Franks 16:20 - Becoming Roman Emperor 22:04 - The Carolingian Renaissance 27:01 - Charles the Great's Legacy 32:20 - Conclusion Music: Marche pour la cérémonie des Turcs, composed by Jean-Baptiste Lully, arranged and performed by Jérôme Arfouche. Art: Charlemagne by Albrecht Dürer Support the showReach out, support the show and give me feedback! Contact me or follow the podcast on social mediaLeave a 5-star review on Apple PodcastsSpotifyBecome a patron on Patreon to support the showBuy me a CoffeeGet beautiful “La Fayette, We are Here!” merchandise from TeePublic

Duration:00:35:19