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A exciting narrative retelling of the history of the Middle Ages.

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Medieval‪!‬ Joshua Potts

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    • 4.3 • 12 Ratings

A exciting narrative retelling of the history of the Middle Ages.

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    The Battle of Tours, 732 - Charles Martel vs Abdul al-Rahman

    The Battle of Tours, 732 - Charles Martel vs Abdul al-Rahman

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    Many historians view the Battle of Tours as a decisive moment in European history, stopping a major campaign into Gaul that could have rewritten the course of the Middle Ages. Fought on the tenth of October 732 between the Franks under Charles Martel and Islamic forces under Abd Al-Rahman, the Battle of Tours prevented a massive ensuing invasion of Europe by armies from the Islamic world, ensuring that Christianity remained the ruling power in Francia and her neighbouring kingdoms.
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    • 6 min
    (NEW!) Everything you ever wanted to know about the Dane Axe

    (NEW!) Everything you ever wanted to know about the Dane Axe

    In the mid-19th century, a farmer dug into a strange mound at the former-Viking settlement of Mammen, discovering an extravagant Norse burial chamber. One of the rare findings from the mound was a well-preserved axe head with etched designs featuring a cross-over of Christian and pagan motifs.

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    Research & Writing: Joshua Potts

    Voice: William Landry

    Music: Epidemic Sound

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    • 6 min
    "Flame of Revenge" - Lombard Kingdom Part 4

    "Flame of Revenge" - Lombard Kingdom Part 4

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    It is 572. Italy, having emerged from a decades-long war between the Byzantines and Ostrogoths, has once again fallen under the hegemony of a new European superpower. Lombard military leaders sweep through the provinces, dividing their newly annexed territory into thirty-six duchies. Now they are consolidating their control to mitigate any chance of rebellion from the native Romano-Ostrogothic population.

    Research & Writing – Joshua Potts

    Voice: Bill Odman

    Music: Epidemic Sound, Alexander Nakarada, Kevin Macleod

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    • 7 min
    Grievous Vows and Divine Protection - Lombard Kingdom Part 3

    Grievous Vows and Divine Protection - Lombard Kingdom Part 3

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    On the ramparts of the city of Pavia, the citizens cast their eyes down in misery as they watch the enemy soldiers of King Alboin intercept and destroy another desperate emergency supply train bringing support to the city’s population. Food supplies are running abysmally low and with reinforcement routes blockaded all around the city by Alboin’s soldiers, Pavia’s residents are becoming troubled. They cannot hold out much longer. It seems as if their situation can’t get any worse. The besiegers have dropped rotting animal carcasses over the walls and now disease is rampant, further reducing numbers of the few trained men who can fight back. If the enemies get inside the walls, the citizens know there will be no chance of mounting a resistance. It will be game over.

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    Research and Writing: Joshua Potts

    Voice: Bill Odman

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    • 7 min
    Spears and Seaxes - Arms & Armour 500-1000 AD #2

    Spears and Seaxes - Arms & Armour 500-1000 AD #2

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    A great many weapons were used throughout the Middle Ages to inflict brutal, dismembering damage upon a person’s enemies. The Early Medieval Period was a particularly turbulent era, and it saw the political structure of Europe collapse and struggle to rebuild itself after the fall of the Western Roman Empire. It should follow, therefore, that arms and armour played an integral role in this complicated process, as tribes and kingdoms fought battles against each other to establish their borders and hegemonies. We all know the well-loved and famous sword, but many other influential cutting and smashing devices receive far less recognition.

    Voice: Bill Odman

    Research & Writing: Joshua Potts

    Music: Kevin Macleod, Epidemic Sound, SilvermanSound, Alexander Nakarada, AShamaluev

    • 7 min
    Early Medieval Chainmail - Arms & Armour 500-1000 AD #1

    Early Medieval Chainmail - Arms & Armour 500-1000 AD #1

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    The quintessential image of a medieval knight is a gracious, horse-mounted warrior, clad in shining plate armour. It cannot be denied that this idol is spectacular, but it is unrealistic and implies the use of plate armour as the most common form of defensive clothing in the Middle Ages. This is, in fact, untrue. Throughout the medieval period, especially the Early Middle Ages, chainmail was the best, most practical armour available.

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    Research & Writing: Joshua Potts

    Voice: Bill Odman

    Music: Epidemic Sound, Kevin Macloed & Alexander Nakarada

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    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Caseythekicker ,

Anglo-Saxon Houses

I quite enjoyed the episode on the living situation of the Anglo-Saxons. Though a more mundane subject than a battle, it was a leisurely listen and also quite concisely told.

Dominic Everlot ,

This is the best podcast

This it the best podcast I ever heard.. I haven't like to listen to podcast so cause they never had what kind of music/lecture or history but this podcast is so far the best I ever listen to and I really hope you will keep up the great work

Lord Newcomb ,

Massive word mispronunciations

You lost me the second episode when you started mispronouncing all the Roman names, and also the names of the rivers like the Danube and everything else

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