The History of France in English tells the story of France and its development in historic and prehistoric times.
History of France in English
This episode, Tom and Sandra look at the Alani, a tribe that makes its way all the way from the Persia to become one of the most dominate groups in all of Gaul.
Not only do the Alans invade Gaul, they also defend it and at one point even set up a new Roman Emperor in Gaul.
They're a tribe that you don't hear much of in the English-speaking world, but their past is pretty amazing.
Grub - The Story of Food
This episode, Tom and Sandra explore why English and more broadly, Brit food is saddled with such a bad reputation. With cities like London, boasting 11 million people and more languages than there are countries in the world, there are many cultures represented in both restaurants and cuisines. We learn that the English had a lot of challenges over hundreds of years, but have come through them all with a selection of foods both at home and at the take-aways and restaurants that take back seats to no one.
History of France in English Podcast
This episode we look at the evidence of decline in Gaul as the Roman empire's grasp is loosened starting in the 3rd Century A.D.
We see more evidence of looting, burying valuables, re-tasking buildings and other things that tell the tale of a empire slowly coming apart at the seams and the lengths people will go to try and maintain their quality of life.
History of France in English Episode 41
This week we look at Gaul thriving at the height of the Roman Empire with 21,000 kilometres of new roads, massive bridges and aquaducts, a booming crafts-based economy and even exporting a fashion trend to Rome.
History of France in English Podcast - Episode 40
History of France in English, by Tom Villemaire, with Sandra Richmond, this week look at Ambroise Pare's contributions to medicine. The Cocktail Party Slapdown examines the French naval victory (?) at the Battle of Martinique!
History of France in English Episode 39
Finally after a long, long, long break, HoFiE is back. We pick up where we left off - with a look at Caesar's Gaul and his relationship with a druid of some note. We also have a Cocktail Party Slapdown looking at a French calvary charge that captures a Dutch fleet. Yeah, you read that right.