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

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    • 4.9 • 58 Ratings

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

    The Peninsular War: The Battle of Fuentes De Oñoro, May 3-5th 1811

    The Peninsular War: The Battle of Fuentes De Oñoro, May 3-5th 1811

    The latest Redcoat History Podcast...Today's episode on one of the key battles of the Peninsular War is a belter. . .A bitter hand-to-hand fight along alleyways and inside houses, an inexperienced allied division cut off and in danger of annihilation. A troop of horse artillery surrounded and forced to slash their way through the French cavalry. Today’s episode of the Redcoat History Podcast is packed with drama – put your pack down, sip some captured French grog and lend me your ears as we are transported to May 1811 and find Wellington and the allied army with their backs to the wall once more at the village of Fuentes de Oñoro on the Spanish-Portuguese border. Visit www.redcoathistory.com/newsletter to sign up for my monthly despatch.

    • 36 min
    The Peninsular War: Wellington and the Lines of Torres Vedras

    The Peninsular War: Wellington and the Lines of Torres Vedras

    It is 1810 and the French are invading Portugal once again. Can they kick the pesky Redcoats out of the Peninsular for good?
    In the latest Redcoat History Podcast (Season 3), we are talking all about the Lines of Torres Vedras - the amazing engineering feat that allowed Wellington and his small army to defeat the French.
    I am joined on the show by Mark Thompson - author of numerous books about the Peninsular including a number that cover the lines. Mark is also involved with the Friends of the Lines of Torres Vedras whose website is https://fltv.weebly.com/
    I also have a website and would love it if you would sign up for my newsletter and help me to spread the love for British military history - https://redcoathistory.com/newsletter

    • 47 min
    Peninsular War: Was Wellington a Defensive General? (w/Marcus Cribb)

    Peninsular War: Was Wellington a Defensive General? (w/Marcus Cribb)

    Today we have a short bonus episode on the Peninsular War. Marcus Cribb, manager of Apsley House, joins the podcast today to answer the question, 'was Wellington a defensive General?' In this fun, concise episode he explains his thoughts and tries to shatter some of the myths.
    To read more about Marcus's thoughts on Wellingtons generalship please see his excellent article: https://www.dukeofwellington.org/post/the-best-of-wellington-five-of-the-iron-duke-s-victories-that-surpass-waterloo
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    • 6 min
    Peninsular War: The Baker Rifle (an interview with Rob from Britishmuzzleloaders)

    Peninsular War: The Baker Rifle (an interview with Rob from Britishmuzzleloaders)

    In this month's Peninsular War episode I interview the amazing Rob from Britishmuzzleloaders - he is a walking encyclopedia of historical British rifles and muskets. Today he teaches me all about the Development, accuracy, rate of fire and tactical use of the Baker Rifle - aka the Pattern 1800 Infantry Rifle.
     
    I have a website and please follow this link to sign up for the monthly newsletter - https://redcoathistory.com/newsletter/
     
    Rob's brilliant YouTube channel can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/user/britishmuzzleloaders 

    • 1 hr
    The Peninsular War: An interview with Forlorn Hope Band - Heavy Metal meets Military History

    The Peninsular War: An interview with Forlorn Hope Band - Heavy Metal meets Military History

    In this bonus Redcoat History Podcast episode, I meet Chris Simpson from the awesome heavy metal band Forlorn Hope. They have an entire album all about the Peninsular War, and in February 2021 their new single drops - To the Bitter End - a thrilling retelling of the story of the 1916 defence of Frankfurt Trench.
     
    You can check out the band's website here - https://forlornhope.uk/to-the-bitter-end-2021 
     
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    • 18 min
    The Peninsular War: The Battle of Bussaco (September 1810)

    The Peninsular War: The Battle of Bussaco (September 1810)

    In the latest episode of Season 3 of The Redcoat History Podcast, we examine the Battle of Busacco...fought in Portugal on the 27th September 1810. The battle is important for many reasons - not least of which as it marked the coming of age of the newly reorganized and re-equipped Portuguese army which would achieve so much throughout the rest of the Peninsular war.
    March in the ranks and sit alongside Wellington as he decides when and how to try and stop the third French invasion of Portugal - will he be successful or will Marshal Massena's army of veterans brush the Redcoats aside and advance to Lisbon?
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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

Whyty425 ,

British Military History at its best

What a bloody brilliant podcast series. Well researched and presented to bring these stories to the forefront exposing old mythical views and shedding new light on those historic British Military Events. Looking forward to further feet’s of British military history and fingers crossed for the Sudan and Boer War

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Unmissable

A great pod dealing with the history of the British army through different campaigns.Christian has put together a very professional show.Not to be missed.

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Amazing Podcast

Really good and in-depth, I am really enjoying it!

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