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This podcast covers the lesser known facts and events of History, the literal footnotes of History!

Michael Mountford
Matthew Heritage
Logo - Mayli Helen Mountford: https://www.instagram.com/designmountford

Footnotes Michael Mountford and Matthew Heritage

    • Society & Culture

This podcast covers the lesser known facts and events of History, the literal footnotes of History!

Michael Mountford
Matthew Heritage
Logo - Mayli Helen Mountford: https://www.instagram.com/designmountford

    006 - The 1883 Eruption of Krakatoa

    006 - The 1883 Eruption of Krakatoa

    The sheer power of nature to wreak havoc on humanity is discussed as we cover the most destructive volcanic eruption in recent human history.

    Sources:
    The Eruption of Krakatoa, and subsequent phenomena - Report of the Krakatoa Committee of the Royal Society. (https://archive.org/details/eruptionkrakato00whipgoog)
    KSC VAB Aeroacoustic Hazard Assessment - NASA (Page 43 - https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20110002902.pdf)
    Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded - Simon Winchester (Book)
    Volcanoes, Ice and Destructive Waves - Frank Press (Article: http://calteches.library.caltech.edu/170/1/press.pdf)
    Near and far-field effects of tsunamis generated by the paroxysmal eruptions, explosions, caldera collapses and massive slope failures of the Krakatau Volcano in Indonesia on August 26-27, 1883 - George Pararas-Carayannis (http://library.lanl.gov/tsunami/ts214.pdf)
    William Ashcroft’s Krakatoa Paintings - https://www.sciencephoto.com/media/363999/view/krakatoa-sunsets-1883-artworks
    “Why the sky was red in Munch’s ‘The Scream’” - CNN (http://edition.cnn.com/2003/TECH/space/12/10/scream.munch.reut/)
    http://www.geology.sdsu.edu/how_volcanoes_work/Krakatau.html - San Diego State University Eye Witness Accounts
    Krakatoa Revealed (Documentary - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00791fm)
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/how-krakatoa-made-the-biggest-bang-5336165.html
    https://www.livescience.com/28186-krakatoa.html
    Krakatau, 1883 - the volcanic eruption and its effects - Tom Simkin, Richard S. Fiske (Book)
    http://volcano.oregonstate.edu/describe-1883-eruption-krakatau

    • 19 min
    005 - The First Train Ever

    005 - The First Train Ever

    "What is a train?" and other questions are discussed as we try to determine what really was the first train in history.

    Sources:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stockton_and_Darlington_Railway
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Stephenson
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_rail_transport
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Locomotion_No._1
    https://www.britannica.com/topic/Stockton-and-Darlington-Railway
    http://spartacus-educational.com/RAstockton.htm
    http://www.engineering-timelines.com/scripts/engineeringItem.asp?id=1136
    https://www.ice.org.uk/what-is-civil-engineering/what-do-civil-engineers-do/stockton-and-darlington-railway
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liverpool_and_Manchester_Railway
    http://beforebefore.net/scima200/media/wolfgang-schivelbusch-railroad-space-and-railroad-time-1.pdf (really cool article)

    • 31 min
    004 - Keele University's Declaration of Independence

    004 - Keele University's Declaration of Independence

    In this episode we discuss how a seemingly unremarkable English University decided to protest against the British government by... declaring independence.

    Sources:
    Keele Oral History Project
    https://www.keele.ac.uk/thekeeleoralhistoryproject/declarationofindependence/
    https://www.keele.ac.uk/media/keeleuniversity/alumni/UDI%203%20C%20Parkins.jpg

    • 31 min
    003 - Abdullah Napoleon

    003 - Abdullah Napoleon

    In this episode we discuss Napoleon's campaign in Egypt, his alleged devotion to Islam and where the Rosetta stone should be.

    Sources:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_campaign_in_Egypt_and_Syria
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Pyramids
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Nile
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolt_of_Cairo
    https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/napoleon/facts-and-figures/napoleon-in-egypt.html
    https://www.napoleon.org/en/history-of-the-two-empires/articles/napoleon-in-egypt/
    https://www.thoughtco.com/napoleons-egyptian-campaign-1221695
    https://www.warhistoryonline.com/featured/did-you-know-napoleon-was-a-serious-admirer-of-islam.html

    • 32 min
    002 - The White Death

    002 - The White Death

    In this episode we discuss the legendary Finnish sniper 'The White Death' and his impact on the Winter War in 1939.

    Sources:
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1517044/The-long-view.html
    The White Sniper - Tapio Saarelainen (Book)
    https://www.ranker.com/list/facts-about-finnish-sniper-simo-hayha/christopher-myers
    https://www.simohayha.com/
    https://nordic.businessinsider.com/the-incredible-life-of-simo-hayha-the-worlds-deadliest-sniper-who-killed-hundreds-during-the-winter-war-2017-3/
    Motti Tactics in Finnish Military Historiography since World War 2 - Pasi Tuunanien (Article)
    https://www.historyextra.com/period/the-worlds-deadliest-sniper-simo-hayha/

    • 27 min
    001 - The Discovery of America

    001 - The Discovery of America

    In this episode we discuss the actual first Europeans to discover America (probably) as well as why 'firsts' matter in history and whether Europe was truly 'dark' during the Viking age.

    Apologies for the slight echo, it is only significant in this episode.

    Sources:
    http://www.canadianmysteries.ca/sites/vinland/home/indexen.html
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%27Anse_aux_Meadows
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leif_Erikson
    https://www.bartleby.com/43/1.html
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norse_colonization_of_North_America
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenland_saga
    https://notendur.hi.is/haukurth/utgafa/greenlanders.html

    • 33 min

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