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Our survey of 16th century Europe moves on to the growth of the Ottoman Empire under Suleyman, and the chaos of the French religious wars.By familycrowther@btinternet.com (David Crowther).
 
Our survey of 16th century Europe moves on to the growth of the Ottoman Empire under Suleyman, and the chaos of the French religious wars.
 
On the 19th August 1991 Mikhail Gorbachev, the President of the Soviet Union, was placed under house arrest in what is known as the August Coup. Opposed to Gorbachev’s reforms, the leaders of the coup believed that the new Union of Sovereign States, which had been approved in a union-wide referendum, threatened the complete disintegration of th ...…
 
On the 18th August 1612, the trials of nine Lancashire women and two men known as the Pendle Witches began. Accused of various murders, twelve people were charged of whom was found not guilty and another died in prison before going to trial. The other ten were found guilty and executed by hanging.The trials of the Lancashire witches are not onl ...…
 
This episode goes through the events of the early reign of Pope Cyril including the expulsion of the Jews, the power struggle between the Prefect of Alexandria and Cyril, and the murder of Hypatia
 
Jem steps into Greg's territory as he tries his hand at fossil hunting!Condensed History Gems podcast is a bi-weekly podcast hosted by Greg Chapman, juggler and comedy entertainer from Condensed Histories (@condensedhist) and Jem Duducu, history writer of HistoryGems (@historygems). Each week we have a half hour discussion episode, as well as a ...…
 
On the 17th August 1982, the very first commercial compact disc was produced in the German town of Langenhagen. Although it was a number of months before the disc was actually available to purchase, the advent of the CD marked a seismic shift in the way people listened to music.Having initially developed separate prototype digital audio discs, ...…
 
On the 16th August 1819, the Peterloo Massacre occurred at St Peter’s Field in Manchester when a group of over 60,000 protesters were charged by cavalry. An estimated 15 people died, and approximately 700 others were injured.The protesters had gathered to hear the radical speaker Henry Hunt demand parliamentary and social reform. Britain was ca ...…
 
When we left you at the end of the last episode, there was some major events afoot. There’s nothing like a murder in the city. This is especially the case when the person turning up dead is a Roman magistrate! In this episode we consider what happens to Gnaeus Genucius and Volero Publius. Murder Most Foul: Gnaeus Genucius Gnaeus Genucius, tribu ...…
 
The Romans have finally reached about as far north as they will in Britain, with governor Agricola having a proper fight with the Scottish tribes. He even sort of wins it. Transcript The next governor was Gnaeus Julius Agricola, and once we get to the end of his governorship we are going to call […]
 
I’m very grateful to Giselle K. Jakobs for her thorough research and detailed website about the focus of today’s podcast – her grandfather, Josef Jakobs. You can visit her website at http://www.josefjakobs.info/The last execution at the Tower of London took place on the 15th August 1941. Josef Jakobs was a German spy who was arrested after he s ...…
 
On the 14th August 1980, workers at the Lenin Shipyard in the Polish city of Gdańsk led by electrician Lech Wałęsa began a strike that led to the formation of the Solidarity labour movement. A decade of economic and political crises preceded the 1980 strike, but the Gdańsk strike spread throughout Poland and galvanised various other strike comm ...…
 
Greg and Jem discuss some of the pitfalls of working with sources!Condensed History Gems podcast is a bi-weekly podcast hosted by Greg Chapman, juggler and comedy entertainer from Condensed Histories (@condensedhist) and Jem Duducu, history writer of HistoryGems (@historygems). Each week we have a half hour discussion episode, as well as a shor ...…
 
Beginning at midnight on the 13th August 1961, East German police and army began to close the border with West Berlin. The barbed wire and mesh barrier that was constructed overnight was gradually replaced with a virtually impregnable ring of reinforced concrete that ran 155km around West Berlin.The border between East and West Germany – someti ...…
 
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