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A story more than 1500 years in the making, the history of Bulgaria has been one of the highest of highs and the lowest of lows.

A story more than 1500 years in the making, the history of Bulgaria has been one of the highest of highs and the lowest of lows.
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A story more than 1500 years in the making, the history of Bulgaria has been one of the highest of highs and the lowest of lows.

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Episodes

067 Skanderbeg

6/14/2018
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With the Ottomans dominant in Morea, they can focus their full attention on Albania and Skanderbeg. The question is, can Skanderbeg continue to defeat the ever-larger Ottoman armies invading Albania and will the Italians and Venetians send the help they've promised? Your support for these shows in appreciated. Go to patreon.com to make your regular monthly contribution. www.patreon.com/user?u=3271615 Find more info and images for each episode at bghistorypodcast.com

Duration:00:34:36

Episode 66 The Ottoman Venetian War

5/24/2018
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Mehmed's relentless expansion continues unabated as another kingdom falls and war begins with Venice. But can the Pope bring together a new crusade to resist the Ottomans? Your support for these shows in appreciated. Go to patreon.com to make your regular monthly contribution. www.patreon.com/user?u=3271615 Find more info and images for each episode at bghistorypodcast.com

Duration:00:30:02

065 Mehmed the Conqueror

5/17/2018
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After some setbacks, Sultan Mehmed really gets his conquests underway, mounting invasions in Anatolia, Albania, Greece, and Serbia. His moniker may come from Constantinople, but now we will see Mehmed Conquer. Your support for these shows in appreciated. Go to patreon.com to make your regular monthly contribution. www.patreon.com/user?u=3271615 Find more info and images for each episode at bghistorypodcast.com

Duration:00:37:53

064 The Siege of Belgrade

4/28/2018
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Following his conquest of Constantinople, Mehmed sets his eyes on new conquests: namely the destruction of Serbia. Your support for these shows in appreciated. Go to patreon.com to make your regular monthly contribution. www.patreon.com/user?u=3271615 Find more info and images for each episode at bghistorypodcast.com

Duration:00:30:32

063 The Death of Byzantium

4/23/2018
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It's finally here, after years of preparation, Sultan Mehmed is ready to deal a killing blow to the Byzantine Empire. With an army at his back, he's coming for Constantinople. Your support for these shows in appreciated. Go to patreon.com to make your regular monthly contribution. www.patreon.com/user?u=3271615 Find more info and images for each episode at bghistorypodcast.com

Duration:01:32:37

062 A Final Crusade

3/31/2018
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The militant regent of Hungary John Hunyadi won't take no for an answer, so he musters the forces of the west for a final crusade. Your support for these shows in appreciated. Go to patreon.com to make your regular monthly contribution. www.patreon.com/user?u=3271615 Find more info and images for each episode at bghistorypodcast.com

Duration:00:32:57

060 Conquest

2/27/2018
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The new Sultan is still a teenager but he's got revolts to put down and enemies to conquer. But it's not going to be easy. Your support for these shows in appreciated. Go to patreon.com to make your regular monthly contribution. www.patreon.com/user?u=3271615 Find more info and images for each episode at bghistorypodcast.com

Duration:00:29:13

058 War in the House of Osman

1/28/2018
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Following its disastrous loss at the Battle of Ankara and the capture of its Sultan Bayezid, the Ottoman Empire descends into civil war. Now, the Bulgarians, Wallachians, Byzantines, Hungarians, and Serbs are aiming to see what they can gain from the ensuing chaos. Your support for these shows in appreciated. Go to patreon.com to make your regular monthly contribution. www.patreon.com/user?u=3271615 Find more info and images for each episode at bghistorypodcast.com

Duration:00:23:54

057 Timur

1/14/2018
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As the West reels from the Battle of Nicopolis, Beyazid goes to Anatolia to challenge a powerful new rival fresh off building a massive empire in Central Asia. The outcome of their struggle will change everything for the Ottomans. Your support for these shows in appreciated. Go to patreon.com to make your regular monthly contribution. www.patreon.com/user?u=3271615 Find more info and images for each episode at bghistorypodcast.com

Duration:00:29:03

056 Looking Back on the Second Bulgarian Empire, Part 2

12/30/2017
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The second half of two shows recapping the history of the Second Bulgarian Empire. Your support for these shows in appreciated. Go to patreon.com to make your regular monthly contribution. www.patreon.com/user?u=3271615 Find more info and images for each episode at bghistorypodcast.com

Duration:00:23:12

055 Looking back on the Second Bulgarian Empire, Part 1

12/28/2017
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The first half of two shows recapping the history of the Second Bulgarian Empire. Your support for these shows in appreciated. Go to patreon.com to make your regular monthly contribution. www.patreon.com/user?u=3271615 Find more info and images for each episode at bghistorypodcast.com

Duration:00:22:41

054 Looking Back on Byzantine Domination

11/27/2017
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At the end of the Second Bulgarian Empire, let's recap what happened during the roughly 150 years of Byzantine Domination that led to the founding of that Empire. Your support for these shows in appreciated. Go to patreon.com to make your regular monthly contribution. www.patreon.com/user?u=3271615 Find more info and images for each episode at bghistorypodcast.com

Duration:00:20:23

052 Bayezid, The Lightning Bolt

10/30/2017
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From Anatolia to the Adriatic, from the Black Sea to Thessaly, Sultan Bayezid is expanding his empire in all directions. However, there are new challenges to Ottoman dominance coming. Your support for these shows in appreciated. Go to patreon.com to make your regular monthly contribution. www.patreon.com/user?u=3271615 Find more info and images for each episode at bghistorypodcast.com

Duration:00:24:13

050 Vassals

9/21/2017
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As the Ottomans expand, the Balkan states gradually become simple vassals. Your support for these shows in appreciated. Go to patreon.com to make your regular monthly contribution. www.patreon.com/user?u=3271615 Find more info and images for each episode at bghistorypodcast.com

Duration:00:27:59

049 A Wasted Golden Age

9/6/2017
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As we reflect on the end of 4 decades of rule by Tsar Ivan Alexander, what can we see but a wasted golden age? Your support for these shows in appreciated. Go to patreon.com to make your regular monthly contribution. www.patreon.com/user?u=3271615 Find more info and images for each episode at bghistorypodcast.com

Duration:00:18:54

048 A Disunited Front

8/31/2017
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Forces gather to check the growing power of the Ottomans but nothing goes according to plan. Your support for these shows in appreciated. Go to patreon.com to make your regular monthly contribution. www.patreon.com/user?u=3271615 Find more info and images for each episode at bghistorypodcast.com

Duration:00:25:32

Podcast Extra 1

8/28/2017
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In the first ever podcast extra, I explain how one of the worst terrorist attacks of the 20th century happened on Bulgarian soil, and how it relates to Game of Thrones. Check out images for this at bghistorypodcast.com Your support for these shows in appreciated. Go to patreon.com to make your regular monthly contribution. www.patreon.com/user?u=3271615

Duration:00:10:50

047 When All Wars Are Civil Wars

8/26/2017
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As the Byzantines, Serbs, and Bulgarians battle it out, there is one clear winner in it all. And it is in this moment, that all the wars become civil wars. Your support for these shows in appreciated. Go to patreon.com to make your regular monthly contribution. www.patreon.com/user?u=3271615 Find more info and images for each episode at bghistorypodcast.com

Duration:00:29:58

046 Tsar of the Serbs and the Greeks

7/25/2017
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Civil War returns to Byzantium as a new Empire emerges in the Balkans. Your support for these shows in appreciated. Go to patreon.com to make your regular monthly contribution. www.patreon.com/user?u=3271615 Find more info and images for each episode at bghistorypodcast.com

Duration:00:28:06

045 Rise of the Shishmani

7/18/2017
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A new Ruler rises out of Vidin, he's young, brash, confident, and ready to take on Serbia and the Byzantines. But he had no idea what lays in store for the first of the Shishmani to rule in Turnovo. Your support for these shows in appreciated. Go to patreon.com to make your regular monthly contribution. www.patreon.com/user?u=3271615 Find more info and images for each episode at bghistorypodcast.com

Duration:00:24:20