Over 900 years ago, thousands of Christians invaded the Middle East, intent on taking the Holy Land from the Muslims. The following 200 years were marked by a series of military campaigns known as the Crusades.
Join us to follow the history of the Crusades from 1095 onwards. Castles, battles, religious clashes, Richard the Lionheart, the Assassins, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Saladin, the Knights Templar - all will feature as we examine one of the most interesting periods in history.
Announcement - New series
The new podcast series "Reconquista" which carries on from the History of the Crusades Podcast is now available.
Episode 321 - The Baltic Crusades
The Lithuanian Conflict XXVI - The End
Episode 320 - The Baltic Crusades
The Lithuanian Conflict XXV - The decline of the Teutonic Order
Episode 319 - The Baltic Crusades
The Lithuanian Conflict XXIV - Many endings
Episode 318 - The Baltic Crusades
The Lithuanian Conflict XXIII - Coronation crisis
Episode 317 - The Baltic Crusades
The Lithuanian Conflict XXII - The Great Conference of 1427
Herod, King of Palestine?
The quality of this podcast and the enjoyment I have gotten from it makes me reluctant to post a somewhat negative review but uh what the heck? The word Palestine to refer the lands of Judaea and Israel hadn’t been used when Herod lived and if you know anything about the history of the region you would know that that name was used as an eff you to the Jews after their many revolts. She may have corrected herself idk I’m posting this after listening but that’s a pretty silly mistake. It was probably done in ignorance but there are many subtle anti-semites out there. No matter what side you are on in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict don’t go retconning the titles of rulers long dead to suit your own views on current events. It’s incorrect most importantly but also calls into question your impartiality as a historian.
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Love your podcast, already downloaded the Reconquista.
I like her.
Great job on the podcast.