Historyzine: The History Podcast
By Jim Mowatt
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History narrative, linguistic history trivia and history podcast reviews, all topped off with the current special feature, which is the War of the Spanish Succession. This stars, Louis XIV, the Duke of Marlborough, Prince Eugene, Anthony Heinsius and many thousands of supporting soldiers. Jim is a history enthusiast who loves telling stories and adores rummaging about amongst the delights and horrors of the past.
||CleanHistoryzine 019: The Battle of Oudenarde||Historyzine's retelling of The War of the Spanish Succession now reaches the year 1708 and the Battle of Oudenarde. The Duke of Burgundy and the Marshall Vendome make initial gains in the Spanish Netherlands moving swiftly to take control of the fortre...||4/28/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHistoryzine 018: 1707||Historyzine now moves into the year 1707 in the saga of the War of the Spanish Succession. This year the allies are looking to attack Toulon and hopefully make more gains in the Spanish Netherlands. The Duke of Marlborough has an army of 80,||2/19/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHistoryzine 017: The Aftermath of Ramillies||Historyzine 17 features 1706 and the Aftermath of Battle of Ramilies as well as the relief of Turin in our War of the Spanish Succession section. In the linguistic history trivia bit we'll be looking at a couple of printing terms which have morphed in...||1/29/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHistoryzine 016 – Ramillies||This is Historyzine, Episode 16 featuring 1706 and the War of the Spanish Succession. In Spain, Lord Peterborough and the Archduke Charles are busily not speaking to each other when perhaps they should be putting Charles on the throne and consolidating...||11/4/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHistoryzine 015: Winter Diplomacy in 1705||Historyzine follows the Duke of Marlborough as he conducts an epic journey of almost 2000 miles by carriage and barge during the fierce winter months in order to soothe and cajole the various allies. The Duke visits the Elector Palatine,||9/8/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHistoryzine 014: Forcing the lines of Brabant (1705)||Family History - connecting up with large scale history. I've recently spent a considerable amount of time delving into my family history and been quite delighted by the reflection of large scale events such as the industrial revolution,||2/27/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHistoryzine 013: History Podcast – The Aftermath of Blenheim||The history of Europe was altered forever by the Battle of Blenheim. In this episode I talk about the aftermath of the battle and look at the celebrations in England. The country is delirious with delight and Marlborough is granted the estate of Woodst...||10/22/08||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHistoryzine 012: The Battle of Blenheim||In Historyzine 12 our main feature is 1704 and the battle of Blenheim. John Churchill (Duke of Marlborough) is rampaging around Bavaria with the Dutch, Hesse, Austrian, Hanoverian and English troops. Gathering against him under the command of Marshall ...||8/27/08||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHistoryzine 011: The 2nd special from Oudenaarde||The 2nd special episode from the reenactment weekend of 12th, 13th of July 2008 in the town of Oudenaarde in Belgium. This was the 300th anniversary of the battle of Oudenaarde in which the forces of the Anglo Dutch Austro German alliance managed to a...||7/16/08||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHistoryzine 010: A special from Oudenaarde||A special episode featuring a report from the reenactment of the battle of Oudenaarde over the weekend of 12th and 13th of July, 2008. I've travelled over to Belgium and am staying in the town of Oudenaarde as they commemorate this battle from 300 year...||7/12/08||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHistoryzine 009: The March to Blenheim||This issue features a review of the Richard Holmes book on Marlborough and in the section on the War of the Spanish Succession we look at the march of the allied troops across Europe and take a peek at some of the planning and attention to detail that ...||7/10/08||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHistoryzine 008: War of the Spanish Succession 1703||It's 1703 and all is not going well for the allies. Churchill's 'Great Design' goes awry; the Hungarians revolt against the Empire and the Elector of Bavaria joins up with the French forces to directly threaten Vienna. -||5/28/08||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHistoryzine 007: 1702, Admiral Rooke attacks Cadiz||In this episode we explore the phrase to gird your loins. We examine the case of Admiral Byng - who was executed to encourage the others and we interview Tony Cox of the Binge Thinking History Podcast. There's a shout out for a splendid forum at http...||2/27/08||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHistoryzine 006: Siege Warfare||In episode 6 of Historyzine we look at early 18th century sieges, the changing nature of warfare and some of the reasons behind the reticence to commit troops to a fully fledged battle in this War of the Spanish Succession.||2/7/08||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHistoryzine 005:1702, taking back the River Meuse||In episode 5 of Historyzine we have a review of the National Archives Podcast Series; Historical webby gems Harry Lamin's war correspondence - Here we go around Wakefield Prison's Mulberry Bush. - And -||1/15/08||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHistoryzine 004: John Churchill given overall command of allied armies||This is episode four of Historyzine. In this episode we review Parnell's History Podcast and History Podcast plus we look at the requirement to read the Banns before a wedding can be legalised. -||12/23/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHistoryzine 003: Prince Eugene in Northern Italy||This is episode three of Historyzine. In this episode we take a look at the podcast series, Dan Carlin's Hardcore History. We pick apart the phrase, 'sleep tight, mind the bed bugs don't bite' and of course we have the next part of our se...||11/27/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHistoryzine 002: The many claimants to the Spanish throne||This is episode two of Historyzine. - In this episode we review the delightful podcast TPN Napoleon, hosted by Cameron Reilly and J. David Markham and offer a shout out to 'The Binge Thinking History podcast which,||11/22/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHistoryzine 001: Prelude to the War of the Spanish Succession||The first episode of Historyzine features a review of the podcast, History According to Bob and a look at the phrase, 'burning the candle at both ends.' My featured subject at the moment is the 'War of the Spanish Succession.'||11/13/07||Free||View In iTunes|
Definitley worth your time!
There are a LOT of history related podcasts out there, but after spending hours reviewing them all Historyzine rose to the top of the heap as a top quality, time worthy podcast. Jim Mowatt knows his stuff, is clearly passionate about it, and has a delivery style that never gets old. His clear, animated voice pulls you in and brings history alive! If ever a podcast deserved a click of the SUBSCRIBE button, it would be Historyzine. Thanks Jim!
One of the best!
I have listened to a number of history podcasts and this ranks right up there with the best of them. Jim has a way of balancing between a broad brush and the minute details. One test of a great history podcast for me is whether I want to listen even when the period or topic is not one of my usual areas. I had no interest in the Wars of Spanish Succession before listening, now I am seeking out additional information! Thanks, Jim!
This is a great podcast ... Jim has a passion for History and his enthusiasm shines through in his Podcasts .... also Jim does a review of other History related podcasts .... making Historyzine an awsome starting point for History Buffs Nice Job Jim .... Keep it up !!!