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Epic tales of defiance throughout history.

Join Elliot Gates to uncover the forgotten stories of those who shaped our world!

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    Caesar's Worst Nightmare | Part 3: Vae Victis

    Caesar's Worst Nightmare | Part 3: Vae Victis

    "A last alliance against tyranny - the battle for free Gaul"

    Gaul hung by a thread.

    As Rome’s grip tightened around their homeland, the Tribal Kings met to discuss their grim reality. 
    Age-old rivalries were tossed aside for the sake of unity, and Vercingetorix was raised as supreme commander of Gaul.

    The task ahead of him was monumental. The odds of success - minimal. 

    But what a song it would be for their ancestors! 

    This episode follows the epic conclusion to Caesar’s Gallic Wars, including the famous Siege of Alesia. 

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Caesar's Worst Nightmare | Part 2: Gaul Strikes Back

    Caesar's Worst Nightmare | Part 2: Gaul Strikes Back

    ‘Rome made a desert, and called it peace’. 
    Caesar’s first foray into Gaul had been an overwhelming success.

    He had vanquished one of the most powerful tribes, and their wealth had paid off his debts.

    Emboldened by the quick victory, he sent his legions to the distant corners of the continent.
     
    As time dragged on, the people of Gaul realized Caesar had no plan to leave.
     
    Any tribe that resisted faced slavery or extinction.
     
    But even so, there were a handful of crafty Chieftains who took a stand...
     
    This episode follows Caesar’s struggles against The Tribes who defied him.


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    • 28 min
    Vercingetorix, Caesar's Worst Nightmare | Part 1: Veni, Vidi, Vici

    Vercingetorix, Caesar's Worst Nightmare | Part 1: Veni, Vidi, Vici

    "I am a free man, of a free state"

    When Julius Caesar became Governor of Gaul in 58BC he dreamt of fame, fortune and legacy.
    Conquest had always been the path to glory for a Roman senator and with this position he hoped to make his name.

    At first, he picked off the Gallic tribes one by one.

    A bribe here, a massacre there, it seemed that soon all tribes would soon bow before the might of Rome.

    But one King spurned all attempts at diplomacy. And soon, this tiny spark of rebellion would spread.
    Under the banner of Vercingetorix, the tribes of Gaul would force Caesar and his legions out of their lands.

    Or die trying.

    This podcast tells the story of French hero 'Vercingetorix' against the backdrop of Caesar's invasion of Gaul.


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    • 35 min
    The 21 Year Long Siege Of Candia (With Professor Buttigieg)

    The 21 Year Long Siege Of Candia (With Professor Buttigieg)

    In this special episode I'm joined by Professor Emanuel Buttigieg from The University Of Malta!

    The Professor shares with me the fascinating story of The Siege Of Candia that took place over a whopping 21 years starting in 1648.

    The siege pitted The Knights Hospitaller against their old rivals, The Ottoman Empire. Professor Buttigieg brings the story to life with vivid storytelling and primary sources.
    If you liked our series on The Great Siege Of Malta, this is one for you!

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    • 1 hr 42 min
    The Last Muslim King Of Spain, Part 3: Thy Kingdom Come

    The Last Muslim King Of Spain, Part 3: Thy Kingdom Come

    'He bore the impending demise of his religion, culture and way of life'

    Boabdil had earned his bloody throne. But there was little time to celebrate.
    As the armies of Christendom camped outside the last Islamic stronghold in Spain, its citizens knew the end of their world would come soon.

    But how would it happen?

    Would Boabdil resist until the bitter end?
    Or would he negotiate with The Christian King who had stolen everything from him?

    The final chapter of the 800 year Reconquista was close at hand...

    Part 3 of 3.


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    • 32 min
    The Last Muslim King Of Spain, Part 2: Eye Of The Storm

    The Last Muslim King Of Spain, Part 2: Eye Of The Storm

    'Stop, stop! Don't kill him you fool, that's the Moorish King!'

    Boabdil's path to the throne had not been easy. He had been pressured into overthrowing his father by his mother and was captured during his first battle.

    After being forced to swear an oath of loyalty to The Christian King Ferdinand, many of his countrymen called him a traitor to Islam.
    With an army of Christian muscle backing him, the 22 year old King marched back to reclaim his homeland.

    The war-weary citizens of Granada had to pick a side. 

    Should they support the Old King who defended Islam but bought destruction to their lands?

    Or his son, who bought peace but at the price of their dignity?


    Part 2 of 3.

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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Proletarians unite ,

Brilliant show!

I really enjoy the way he discusses historical figures that people should know more about. My favorite episodes are about Skanderbeg and Prince Eugene of Savoy! Overall I’m excited to hear more from him, plus he has a great accent!

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Two thumbs up

What a great history podcast. It’s nice to hear about some of the leaser told stories have some of the great men of history!

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Anthology of Heroes

Enjoyable and easy to listen to podcast about lesser know historical figures. Eliot’s research is in depth and he offers opposing views of the same incident.

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