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

    The Peninsular War, Part 3: Sir John Moore takes command, the advance into Spain and the Battle of Sahagun

    The Peninsular War, Part 3: Sir John Moore takes command, the advance into Spain and the Battle of Sahagun

    1808 - In the latest installment of The Redcoat History Podcast we meet Sir John Moore and follow the British Expeditionary Force as it advances into Spain to challenge the mighty Napoleon himself. We charge at the battle of Sahagun alongside the 15th Hussars in what the historian Charles Oman considered the greatest cavalry action of the Peninsular War.Will Moore prove himself a great General or will the army be defeated and embarrassed once more?By the way, for those of you like my podcasts about the Anglo-Zulu War, you will be pleased to discover that my new book is now available on Amazon as a Kindle download. Here is the link: https://amzn.to/3elkI7X

    • 39 min
    The Peninsular War: Part 2, The Battle of Vimeiro

    The Peninsular War: Part 2, The Battle of Vimeiro

    In the second part of my deep dive into the Peninsular war of 1808-1814, we follow Sir Arthur Wellesley and his small expeditionary force as they tackle Portugal's French occupiers. We examine the battle of Vimeiro - can Wellesley prove his mettle against "Boney's invincibles" or will he and his men be pushed back into the sea? 

    • 35 min
    The Peninsular War: Part 1, The Battle of Rolica

    The Peninsular War: Part 1, The Battle of Rolica

    Welcome to a new season of The Redcoat History Podcast. In season three we will be taking a deep dive into the Peninsular war – Yes, that’s right, think Richard Sharpe and the South Essex. It is a conflict that saw the Duke of Wellington rise to fame and the development of arguably the greatest and most successful British army to ever take the field.In this, the first, episode we meet Sir Arthur Wellesley (soon to become the Duke of Wellington) and have ringside seats as he takes on the all-conquering French army at Rolica...Will he emerge victoriously or will the British be thrown back into the Atlantic ocean? To stay up to date with all the episodes and to get your free ebook about the Martini-Henry rifle please be sure to subscribe to my newsletter - https://redcoathistory.com/newsletter/

    • 41 min
    The battle of Plassey Part 3: The final showdown

    The battle of Plassey Part 3: The final showdown

    In today's show, a small force of British and Indian Redcoats take on the might of the Nawab of Bengal. Is it finally curtains for Clive of India or is it just the beginning? Join me as we take a deep dive into this incredibly important historical battle - The battle of Plassey, which marks the beginning of the British Empire in India. For show notes and to join my mailing list (and receive your free eBook about the Martini-Henry Rifle) please visit www.redcoathistory.comIf you are on Instagram you can link up with me there also where I am @redcoathistory 

    • 31 min
    The battle of Plassey Part 2: Clive of India and how to capture a fort single-handed

    The battle of Plassey Part 2: Clive of India and how to capture a fort single-handed

    India – 1756. Calcutta is lost. The British have been defeated and have been forced to retreat in disgrace.  But inspired by the horror of the infamous Blackhole of Calcutta incident they are now full of a righteous desire for revenge.After a series of internal squabbles Command of the expedition to retake Calcutta is given to a man named Robert Clive, a man who will play a big part in today’s episode and a man whose legacy is still with us.But who is he and what was his background?Find out in this episode as the thin red line of heroes takes on the huge army of the Nawab of Bengal, a drunk Sailor captures a fort single-handed and the British suffer heavy losses as they battle the French in a brutal artillery fight at Chandernagor. It's rip-roaring stuff.  

    • 28 min
    The Battle of Plassey: Part 1 The black hole of Calcutta

    The Battle of Plassey: Part 1 The black hole of Calcutta

    It's the start of a new season for the Redcoat History Podcast. In Season 2 we are exploring the Battle of Plassey and the birth of the British Empire in India. It's a fascinating story of intrigue, corruption and world-changing battles.  In this episode, we examine the siege of the British in Calcutta by the Nawab of Bengal and the subsequent "Blackhole" incident 0f 1756 which ignited a passion for revenge amongst the British.  For more information, photos and maps please visit www.redcoathistory.com or follow me on Instagram where I am @redcoathistory. 

    • 22 min

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