54 episodes

The podcast for military history geeks and people with a passion for good stories.

The Redcoat History Podcast redcoathistory

    • History
    • 4.8 • 84 Ratings

The podcast for military history geeks and people with a passion for good stories.

    The Shangani Patrol and the birth of Rhodesia - 1893

    The Shangani Patrol and the birth of Rhodesia - 1893

    There is a 20% promo code for David Snape's book 'The Fire of Venture was in his veins' when purchased via the Helion website. It is JULYMTM20

    The Shangani Patrol was part of the Ndebele War of 1893-94 which ended in the overthrow of the kingdom of Lobengula, King of the Ndebele.

    In this episode historian David Snape talks us through the full story of this legendary engagement which is often compared to Custer's Last Stand.

    His book can be purchased via the link below using the discount code...

    https://www.helion.co.uk/military-history-books/the-fire-of-venture-was-in-his-veins-major-allan-wilson-and-the-shangani-patrol-1893-rhodesias-custers-last-stand.php?sid=b6a006e22854e0fa47959d4ccd4aa25c 

    • 1 hr 17 min
    The professor of tactics who lost every battle - General Colley (1st Anglo Boer War part 3)

    The professor of tactics who lost every battle - General Colley (1st Anglo Boer War part 3)

    Today I am joined by legendary author John Laband to find out all about Major General Sir George Pomeroy Colley - the British commander who lost the 1st Anglo-Boer War of 1880-81. 

    John has written a number of books on this fascinating conflict. The links are below inc a discount code from Helion books:

    The Battle of Majuba - https://www.helion.co.uk/military-history-books/the-battle-of-majuba-hill-the-transvaal-campaign-1880-1881.php?sid=fa741aea78a7a5f46bb2482c1ebc41cc

    The code is : MAJUBA20 and this will give a discount of 20% against RRP from 12 May to 30 June (please note code only valid on print editions, not digital versions)

    Please sign up for my mailing list over at www.redcoathistory.com 

    • 21 min
    Boer vs Brit: The First Anglo-Boer War Part 2 (with John Laband)

    Boer vs Brit: The First Anglo-Boer War Part 2 (with John Laband)

    A clash of culture and military doctrine - why did the Boers win the 1st Anglo-Boer War of 1880-81?

    John has written a number of books on this fascinating conflict. The links are below inc a discount code from Helion books:

     

    The Battle of Majuba - https://www.helion.co.uk/military-history-books/the-battle-of-majuba-hill-the-transvaal-campaign-1880-1881.php?sid=fa741aea78a7a5f46bb2482c1ebc41cc

     

    The code is : MAJUBA20 and this will give a discount of 20% against RRP from 12 May to 30 June (please note code only valid on print editions, not digital versions)

     

    Please sign up for my mailing list over at www.redcoathistory.com 

     

    • 15 min
    The 1st Anglo-Boer War, part 1 - The Battle of Bronkhorstspruit (Ep.51)

    The 1st Anglo-Boer War, part 1 - The Battle of Bronkhorstspruit (Ep.51)

    This is the first in a new short series examining the 1st Anglo-Boer War aka the Transvaal rebellion.


    In today's video we walk the Battlefield of Bronkhorstspruit and I am joined by historian John Laband.


    John has written a number of books on this fascinating conflict. The links are below inc a discount code from Helion books:


     


    The Battle of Majuba - https://www.helion.co.uk/military-history-books/the-battle-of-majuba-hill-the-transvaal-campaign-1880-1881.php?sid=fa741aea78a7a5f46bb2482c1ebc41cc


     


    The code is : MAJUBA20 and this will give a discount of 20% against RRP from 12 May to 30 June (please note code only valid on print editions, not digital versions)


     


    The Transvaal rebellion - https://amzn.to/3HK99FI


     


    If you are interested in the Zulu War, then please sign up for my mailing list to receive my free book on the subject: www.redcoathistory.com If you are very generous, you can also buy me a coffee and help support the channel via:


    https://ko-fi.com/redcoathistory 

    • 15 min
    The Frontier Light Horse: Special Forces of the Anglo-Zulu War (Ep.50)

    The Frontier Light Horse: Special Forces of the Anglo-Zulu War (Ep.50)

    Did you know that during the Anglo-Zulu War the British had a regiment whose tasks were very similar to those we would now class as Special Forces? In this episode I interview Cam Simpson all about the men of the Frontier Light Horse - a tough, mounted regiment recruited in South Africa. To order Cam's book on the unit visit https://www.selectbooks.co.za/


    If you are interested in the Zulu War, then please sign up for my mailing list to receive my free book on the subject: www.redcoathistory.com


    If you are very generous, you can also buy me a coffee and help support the channel via


    https://ko-fi.com/redcoathistory


     

    • 2 hrs 26 min
    The Peninsular War: Rifleman Plunket. What was the distance of his legendary shot? (Ep. 49)

    The Peninsular War: Rifleman Plunket. What was the distance of his legendary shot? (Ep. 49)

    Rifleman Thomas Plunket (also sometimes Plunkett) is a legend of the Peninsular War.


    During the battle of Cacabelos he famously shot French General Colbert and his aide from a distance which is still debated.


    In this short episode, myself and Rob from Britishmuzzleloaders examine Plunket's amazing feat and try to find out once and for all what range these shots were taken and what happened to Plunket after the battle.


    If you are interested in the Zulu War, then please sign up for my mailing list to receive my free book on the subject: www.redcoathistory.com


    If you are very generous, you can also buy me a coffee and help support the channel via


    https://ko-fi.com/redcoathistory


     

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 Ratings

GH Exton ,

Just discovered and love it

Have recently been looking for a podcast like this and it’s perfect for me. Love my history of Britain and their small war exploit’s during the 19th century. Keep up the good work !!!

Simon198778 ,

Simon

Really enjoying this podcast. Thank you

Sparky 19 ,

Addictive listening

This is brilliant, a great podcast, very interesting, stories are well told with enthusiasm, a genuine historian at work!

Top Podcasts In History

Goalhanger Podcasts
BBC Radio 4
Wondery
Rothermere American Institute, Oxford University
History Hit
Goalhanger Films

You Might Also Like

History Hit
Paul Reed
Goalhanger Films
History Hit
Goalhanger Podcasts
Goalhanger Podcasts