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Epic stories of heroes throughout history, told in a casual and straightforward way.
Join me as we uncover the the forgotten stories of those whose actions shaped the world!
💥Knife-edge battlefield victories.
🔥Harrowing final speeches
⚡️Heroic last stands.

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Anthology of Heroes History Elliot Gates

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

Epic stories of heroes throughout history, told in a casual and straightforward way.
Join me as we uncover the the forgotten stories of those whose actions shaped the world!
💥Knife-edge battlefield victories.
🔥Harrowing final speeches
⚡️Heroic last stands.

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    Last Of The Romans: Emperor Aurelian (Part 2)

    Last Of The Romans: Emperor Aurelian (Part 2)

    (Part 2 of 2)

    Aurelian had accomplished more in two years than lesser Emperors had in 50. Both The Goths and Germans had been humbled by his ruthless campaigns.
    His message was clear: The Roman Empire is omnipotent, know your place or face its might. 
    But in Syria lay Zenobia, the self proclaimed ‘Queen Of The East’. With a force that rivalled the Roman army, she would not accept annexation quietly.
    All the while The Emperors political rivals waited eagerly for the first sign of weakness...
    The explosion conclusion to the life of Emperor Aurelian ‘Restorer Of The World’.
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    • 35 min
    Last Of The Romans: Emperor Aurelian (Part 1)

    Last Of The Romans: Emperor Aurelian (Part 1)

    In the late third century, The Roman empire teetered on the brink of total collapse.
    Barbarian hordes pour over the deserted border fortresses. Plague ripples through the cities, while hyperinflation pushes the population into poverty.
    The government is in freefall. Emperors are raised in rapid succession before being murdered and replaced with another.
    It seemed that, finally after 700 years of prominence The Realm’s fall was imminent.
    But at the 11th hour when all seemed lost, one man would breath new life into the dying state.
    For his efforts, the senate would grant him the title Restitutor Orbis - Restorer Of The World.

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    • 34 min
    The Sword Of Allah, Khalid ibn al-Walid (Part 2)

    The Sword Of Allah, Khalid ibn al-Walid (Part 2)

    Khalid ibn al-Walid's life had taken a full 360 turn.
    Throwing family tradition aside he'd embraced Islam and helped Muhammad smash the old idols he had once worshipped.
    He was quickly becoming The Prophet's favoured general, who gave him the title Sayfullah (The Sword of God).
    But the newly minted army of Islam was about to face a monumental challenge. Peeking over the northern border of The Caliphate sat the two largest empires in the known world: Rome and Sassanid Persia.
    The rapid spread of Islam had shocked them into an alliance, and now the full military might of these ancient juggernauts was about to bought down upon Khalid and his army.
    In the fertile fields of the Yarmouk gorge world history was about to be made...
    Listen in to learn how Islam rose to become one of the largest religions in the world!

    (Part 2 of 2)
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    • 49 min
    The Sword Of Allah, Khalid ibn al-Walid (Part 1)

    The Sword Of Allah, Khalid ibn al-Walid (Part 1)

    Khalid was a member of the aristocracy in the Arabian trading city of Mecca.
    When a local named Muhammad began claiming he was the Prophet of God, Khalid and his family fought tooth and nail to stamp out his movement.
    Less than two years later Khalid was the highest ranking commander in the Muslim army, where his name alone spread fear through the Roman and Persian army.
    Tune in to hear the story of the man responsible for the early expansion of Islam - Khalid ibn al-Walid, The Sword Of Allah (Sayfullah).
    (Part 1 of 2)
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    • 38 min
    The Last Afghan Empire of Ahmad Shah Durrani (Part 2)

    The Last Afghan Empire of Ahmad Shah Durrani (Part 2)

    Ahmad Shah Durrani had made his mark.
    Every tribesman in Afghanistan recognised him as King.
    In Delhi, the Grand Mughal cowered behind his peacock thrown, in fear of what the Afghan warlord would do next.
    But all was not well for the Pearl of Pearls, by vanquishing the Mughals, he had ripped the scab off a wound that had been festering for generations.
    The people of India: Sikhs, Marathi's and Jat's had tolerated subjugation for a millennia, but bowing to a foreign Afghan king - don't be ridiculous.
    An enormous battle was coming, and neither side would be taking prisoners...
    The climactic end to the life of Ahmad Shah Durrani and The Last Afghan Empire.
    Part 2 of 2.

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    • 33 min
    The Last Afghan Empire of Ahmad Shah Durrani (Part 1)

    The Last Afghan Empire of Ahmad Shah Durrani (Part 1)

    Who was Ahmad Shah Durrani?
    Ahmad Shah Durrani was an Afghan chieftain who rose to power leading Persian armies in the 18th century.
    After his Persian overlord was murdered he threw off the yoke of oppression and declared an independent Afghan state for his people.
    But could one man unite the disparate and quarrelling tribes of the Afghanistan into the Durrani empire?
    Part 1 of 2.

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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Hernan El Maestro ,

This Podcast Is Exceptional

The storytelling is captivating.
The production quality is great.
If you like stories about freedom fighters who are not household names, then this is the podcast for you.
Can’t get enough of this. Great job!

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Wonderful podcast

Well produced and very interesting. Add this to your rotation.

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What a cool way to learn!

I love learning history, but usually the stories are told in such a boring way. Not that way here! The host keeps it entertaining and really paints the picture for you. The stories are super interesting and some serious research and effort goes into creating this. Well done!

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