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A podcast on European conflicts from the perspective of each side to provide an alternative to the traditional national narratives. Going chronologically from the Ancient Greeks onwards I will describe to some extent how each battle was won or lost by particular decisions, tactics, technology or fortune. But the aim of each main narrative will be to place each battle in the context of the overall history of Europe.

A History of Europe, Key Battles Carl Rylett

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A podcast on European conflicts from the perspective of each side to provide an alternative to the traditional national narratives. Going chronologically from the Ancient Greeks onwards I will describe to some extent how each battle was won or lost by particular decisions, tactics, technology or fortune. But the aim of each main narrative will be to place each battle in the context of the overall history of Europe.

    53.3 The Ruin and the Deluge

    53.3 The Ruin and the Deluge

    Turmoil in northern and eastern Europe continues with war involving Sweden, Denmark, Russia, Poland-Lithuania and the Ottoman Empire. The Cossacks of Ukraine lose their last hopes for autonomy. The Russians take a big step forwards to establishing themselves permanently upon the Black Sea and also in a position where they can take a closer interest in Central Europe 
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    Music courtesy of musopen.org. Frederic Chopin, Nocturne in E flat major, Op. 9 no. 2; Etude Op. 10, no. 3 in E major - 'Tristesse'
     
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    53.2 The Swedish Deluge, Poland 1655

    53.2 The Swedish Deluge, Poland 1655

    A Cossack uprising breaks out in 1648 partly a response to local grievances but also an attempt to retain a degree of autonomy. However, by appealing to Moscow for help, Bohadan Khmelnitsky triggers the invasion of Sweden as well as Russia, which ultimately caused devastation, and the beginning of the end of Poland as a major power. The events are known as the Swedish Deluge, or just the Deluge in Poland, and as ‘the Ruin’ in Ukrainian history
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    Music Courtesy of musopen.org
    Mazurka in C sharp minor
    Polonaise in A flat major
     
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    53.1 Khmelnitsky Cossack Rebellion 1648

    53.1 Khmelnitsky Cossack Rebellion 1648

    First Part of a series 'The Ruin and the Deluge' on the turbulent late 17th century of eastern Europe. In 1648 the Cossacks start a major rebellion against their Polish overlords. In an attempt to retain autonomy for his people, the Cossack leader Bohdan Khmelnitsky (pictured) appeals to Tsar Alexis of Moscow for help
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    Music courtesy of musopen.org. Composer: Frederic Chopin
    Nocturne in B flat minor, Op.9 no.1
    Mazurka in C sharp minor, Op.6 no.2
    Polonaise, Op. 71 no.1
     
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    52.3 The English Civil War

    52.3 The English Civil War

    The English Civil War
     
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    52.2 Build-up the English Civil War

    52.2 Build-up the English Civil War

    Build-up to the English Civil War, with growing tensions between King Charles I and the Parliament
    Music: John Dowland - Lachrimae, or Seven Tears; Lassus - Susanne un jour (piano); Thoinot Arbeau - Orchésographie - Pavane: Belle qui tiens ma vie
    Picture: Attempted Arrest of the Five members, by Charles West Cope
     
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    52.1 King James I of England (VI of Scotland)

    52.1 King James I of England (VI of Scotland)

    Part 1 on the English Civil War. The reign of the first Stuart king of England, James I (James VI of Scotland) was relatively calm, but there were religious tensions, including the Gunpowder Plot 1605, and disagreements with parliament, which presaged the later troubles of his son Charles I
    Music: Orlando Gibbons, Silver Swan
     
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Glenman 2008 ,

Sound

Excellent podcast, short and concise. Just a word on sound quality and clarity, could it be improved on?. Thanks.

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Excellent history podcast

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