98 episodes

The Virginia History Podcast covers the rich history that has made the Commonwealth what it is today. Events covered during this podcast will include -

Colonial Era

American War for Independence

Pre-Civil War

Civil War

Reconstruction

Early Modern

Virginia During the World's Wars

Cold War Virginia

Contemporary Virginia

Along the way, I will blog, mostly small notes, resources, and pictures to supplement the history at www.vahistorypodcast.com

Virginia History Podcast Robert Van Ness

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    • 4.4 • 87 Ratings

The Virginia History Podcast covers the rich history that has made the Commonwealth what it is today. Events covered during this podcast will include -

Colonial Era

American War for Independence

Pre-Civil War

Civil War

Reconstruction

Early Modern

Virginia During the World's Wars

Cold War Virginia

Contemporary Virginia

Along the way, I will blog, mostly small notes, resources, and pictures to supplement the history at www.vahistorypodcast.com

    Colonial Virginia's War Against Piracy - Jeremy Moss Interview

    Colonial Virginia's War Against Piracy - Jeremy Moss Interview

    In which Jeremy Moss discusses his new book - Colonial Virginia's War Against Piracy: The Governor and the Buccaneer.

    • 44 min
    The Encyclopedia of Confederate Generals - Dr. Samuel Mitcham, Jr. Interview

    The Encyclopedia of Confederate Generals - Dr. Samuel Mitcham, Jr. Interview

    In which I interview Dr. Samuel Mitcham about his new book The Encyclopedia of Confederate Generals.

    • 54 min
    First Families of Virginia - The Wormeleys

    First Families of Virginia - The Wormeleys

    In which the Wormeley family is outlined from their earliest days as Norman Conquerors to their important time in Virginia.

    • 57 min
    First Families of Virginia - The Armisteads

    First Families of Virginia - The Armisteads

    In which I discuss the Armisteads and their important connections to Virginia's history.

    • 29 min
    First Families of Virginia - The Nelsons

    First Families of Virginia - The Nelsons

    In which the Nelson family of Virginia's founding and influence upon Virginia and the United States is discussed.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    First Families of Virginia - The Parkes

    First Families of Virginia - The Parkes

    In which the rapid rise and fall of the Parke Family of Virginia is recounted.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
87 Ratings

87 Ratings

Anth0711 ,

Too parochial

Content is limited to Virginia- not a problem, given its fascinating and voluminous history. Unfortunately, the podcast has become parochial to the point of being uninteresting to those outside the state. E.g., the never ending series on Virginia’s first families is difficult to identify with, as are routine references to local sites, parks, bridges, etc.

HDG185 ,

Too much music for my ears

Thank you for producing an excellent podcast on a topic of great interest to me. I listen to it earnestly despite the annoyingly long musical interludes sprinkled throughout.

Drummer4uva72894 ,

Virginia is for lovers

I love this podcast, and it makes me an even prouder Virginian

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