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The History of France in English tells the story of France and its development in historic and prehistoric times.

History of France in English's Podcast Tom Villemaire

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The History of France in English tells the story of France and its development in historic and prehistoric times.

    History of France in English Episode 41

    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.

    • 14 min
    History of France in English Podcast - Episode 40

    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!

    • 12 min
    History of France in English Episode 39

    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.

    • 12 min
    The History of France in English Episode 38

    The History of France in English Episode 38

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    Episode 38 is an overview of Gaul as the Gauls were before and after Roman rule. We look at how they dressed and looked, their art and culture and the impact of Rome on the Gauls and on the Romans as a result of the Gauls.

    And of course, we have a Cocktail Party Slapdown with a shoutout to Zack Twalmey because hey, we're covering a battle from the 30 Years War. The Battle of Lens was the last major battle in the war. France won, of course.

    • 19 min
    History of France in English Episode #37

    History of France in English Episode #37

    This week we sort of recap how we got to the point we're at and set the scene for what is left of Gaul and who lives there and what's going to happen next. We also have shout outs and Cocktail Party Slapdown.

    • 22 min
    History of France in English Episode #36

    History of France in English Episode #36

    This week we take a break from the chronological history of France and take a look at the famous Gaul Claudius. Yeah, that Claudius. We also have a Cocktail Party Slapdown with the Battle of Patay of the Hundred Years War.

    • 11 min

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