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EVER WONDERED WHY THE ROMAN EMPIRE FELL? Find out in this podcast from British historian, Nick Holmes, as he tells the extraordinary story of Rome's decline and fall, and how its legacy is still central to the world we live in today. WANT A FREE EBOOK? Then head directly to Nick's website  www.nickholmesauthor.com.

The Fall Of The Roman Empire Nick Holmes

    • History
    • 4.9 • 58 Ratings

EVER WONDERED WHY THE ROMAN EMPIRE FELL? Find out in this podcast from British historian, Nick Holmes, as he tells the extraordinary story of Rome's decline and fall, and how its legacy is still central to the world we live in today. WANT A FREE EBOOK? Then head directly to Nick's website  www.nickholmesauthor.com.

    The Fall of the Roman Empire Episode 1 "Introduction"

    The Fall of the Roman Empire Episode 1 "Introduction"

    Welcome to the Fall of the Roman Empire! Ever wondered why and how the Roman Empire fell? Then you've come to the right place! This episode explains how the show works and starts at the very beginning of Rome's rise to power since we need to know what Rome was to understand why it fell.For a free ebook, maps and blogs check out my website nickholmesauthor.comFind my latest book, Rome and Attila, on Amazon

    • 16 min
    The Fall of the Roman Empire Episode 2 "The Path to Glory"

    The Fall of the Roman Empire Episode 2 "The Path to Glory"

    We continue with the story of Rome's rise to power in the third and second centuries BC, and ask two vital questions: first, did the Romans simply get lucky? Second, how did the Roman legions become the most feared fighting machine of the ancient world?For a free ebook, maps and blogs check out my website nickholmesauthor.comFind my latest book, Rome and Attila, on Amazon

    • 21 min
    The Fall of the Roman Empire Episode 3 "Hail Caesar"

    The Fall of the Roman Empire Episode 3 "Hail Caesar"

    In this episode, we look at the collapse of the Roman Republic, and the man whose brilliance and whose greed for power, caused a crisis in the Roman world. This was Julius Caesar, the most famous Roman of all.For a free ebook, maps and blogs check out my website nickholmesauthor.comFind my latest book, Rome and Attila, on Amazon

    • 20 min
    The Fall of the Roman Empire Episode 4 "Augustus"

    The Fall of the Roman Empire Episode 4 "Augustus"

    Julius Caesar lies dead on the floor of the Senate. What will happen now? The answer lies with a man called Octavian, who will surprise and astonish the ancient world by reinventing the Roman state and ensuring two hundred years of peace - he is better known by his honorary title of Augustus, the first Roman Emperor.For a free ebook, maps and blogs check out my website nickholmesauthor.comFind my latest book, Rome and Attila, on Amazon

    • 21 min
    The Fall of the Roman Empire Episode 5 "Pax Romana"

    The Fall of the Roman Empire Episode 5 "Pax Romana"

    Augustus' Roman Empire produced over two hundred years of peace in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. It was called the 'Pax Romana', or Roman Peace. It has never been achieved before or since. So, how did the Romans do it? Find out in this episode.For a free ebook, maps and blogs check out my website nickholmesauthor.comFind my latest book, Rome and Attila, on Amazon

    • 18 min
    The Fall of the Roman Empire Episode 6 "The Reign of Commodus"

    The Fall of the Roman Empire Episode 6 "The Reign of Commodus"

    Marcus Aurelius was the last of the 'Good Emperors'. His son, Commodus, proved to be the exact opposite of his father. A bloodthirsty tyrant, his reign is often seen as marking the beginning of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire.For a free ebook, maps and blogs check out my website nickholmesauthor.comFind my latest book, Rome and Attila, on Amazon

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

Soil jones ,

Phenomenal historical accounts

My absolute favorite podcast hands down. Nick is an excellent storyteller and always brings tremendous energy to the show. Can’t recommend this and Byzantium and the Crusades enough!

Jokaiblack ,

Worthy and Timely Addition

With comparisons beginning to emerge between early warning signs for US hegemony and the crisis of the 3rd century, this is a welcome addition to the histories.

wnino03 ,

Wonderful

Have listened to all the podcast and learnt so much!!! Nick’s style is very educational, informative and you can feel his passion for Roman history. It is like Edward Gibbons in podcast format and as Nick said once on Gibbons’ work this podcast is an”amazing masterpiece”

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