This week Scipio invades Africa and Mago invades Italy.
Friday, 27 November 2015
Thursday, 26 November 2015
A History of the United States. Episode 15 - The Thanksgiving Special (Which has Nothing to do with Thanksgiving)
This week we were supposed to cover thanksgiving, but I screw up the timings so we talk about General Bacon instead.
Wednesday, 25 November 2015
Monday, 23 November 2015
Friday, 20 November 2015
This week we once again break out of the narrative to talk about Virginia's increasing political sophistication across the 1620s and 1630s.
Wednesday, 18 November 2015
This week we return to the narrative (after a quick word about my MA results). After 8 years of English oppression, the Powhatans have enough and launch a war, meanwhile in London the Virginia Company collapses due to sheer incompetence.
Monday, 16 November 2015
This week we delve into social history for the first time this series. As the title suggests, we introduce a few elements which will be important as time develops, such as the introduction of slavery to Virginia and growing inequality. In short, we cover how miserable life was for your average Virginian.
Thursday, 12 November 2015
This week the English decide to kidnapping the Powhatan princess, Pocahontas. We also cover the state of the colony in the 1610s, Pocahontas' trip to England in 1616, the early growth of the tobacco industry (tomacco references aplenty) and look at the creation of the first democratic American institution, Virginia's House of Burgesses.
Wednesday, 11 November 2015
This week we take things from 1428 to 1440. We look at the reign and conquests of Itzcoatl, the nature of the Triple Alliance, the ascension of Moctezuma, geography and the difficulties of our sources. If this sounds interesting, then considering signing up for membership! Just click on the PayPal Subscription Button.
Monday, 9 November 2015
This week Jamestown attempts to rebuild itself under the governorship of Lord De La Warr, but things very quickly go horribly wrong. This is Jamestown, after all. Just another false dawn.
Friday, 6 November 2015
This week everything goes wrong. EVERYTHING GOES WRONG. Gates gets lost, hundreds starve to death, and Jamestown is abandoned. It's hard to see how things could be any worse.
Tuesday, 3 November 2015
This week Jamestown enters the Starving Time and the Virginia Company decides that they need a fresh approach in Virginia and understand a revolution.