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The podcast focuses on the lives and times of great historical figures that have mostly fallen through the cracks of our collective memories. We may have heard of these people, but they don't get the attention that some do. Here, they get their due. http://almostforgotten.squarespace.com on Twitter: @thealmostforgot

The Almost Forgotten The Almost Forgotten

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The podcast focuses on the lives and times of great historical figures that have mostly fallen through the cracks of our collective memories. We may have heard of these people, but they don't get the attention that some do. Here, they get their due. http://almostforgotten.squarespace.com on Twitter: @thealmostforgot

    6.6 - Burgundy pt 6 - Mary and the Rest

    6.6 - Burgundy pt 6 - Mary and the Rest

    Burgundy is in turmoil after the death of Charles. His daughter Mary is his heir, but France, as well as the Netherlands, aren’t going to allow her to take power easily. Burgundy, though, survives in some way, beyond Mary, through her marriage into the powerful Habsburg family, and leaves a lasting legacy, at least in the Low Countries

    6.5 - Burgundy pt 5 - Charles the Bold

    6.5 - Burgundy pt 5 - Charles the Bold

    Charles inherited a truly powerful state in Europe upon the death of his father. He was learned and brave, a strong military commander, and looked like he was going to be a leading man in European affairs for generations. But his obsession with his eastern frontier, coupled with a few tactical blunders, made it so that never happened, and ended Burgundy’s dominance.

    6.4 - Burgundy pt 4 - Philip the Good

    6.4 - Burgundy pt 4 - Philip the Good

    Philip the Good became the new Duke of Burgundy after his father’s murder. He worked to expand Burgundy’s power, and ruled during its height in a way that kept it strong and secure. But he also missed real opportunities to make it something more.

    6.3 - Burgundy Pt 3 - John the Fearless

    6.3 - Burgundy Pt 3 - John the Fearless

    With Philip the Bold’s death, his strategy of adding more territories to his heir is fulfilled, and John the Fearless inherits what is becoming a Burgundian state. John is even more ambitious than his father, seeking to control France, add to his own territory, and use any means at his disposal to accomplish his goals

    6.2 - Burgundy Pt 2 - Philip the Bold

    6.2 - Burgundy Pt 2 - Philip the Bold

    The history of the Duchy of Burgundy continues with the first Valois Duke, Philip the Bold. Philip was a gifted statesman who help grow the duchy into a state that would eventually rival France itself.

    6.1 - Burgundy pt 1 - Origins

    6.1 - Burgundy pt 1 - Origins

    Burgundy is a region in eastern France, which had once been an independent Germanic Kingdom. It became a Duchy of France before entering a Golden Age in the 14th and 15th century and turning into something even bigger

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