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
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In which the Burwell Family foundation and rise to prominence is recounted.
In which the Harrison Family's founding as well as their influence on Virginia and the United States is illustrated.
In which Lee family patriarch Richard I and wife Anne Constable's lives as well as the lives of many of their descendants are briefly illustrated.
In which a series outlining Virginia's "First Families" is begun by introducing the Bolling Family Line.
In which I had the pleasure of interviewing Cherles Berkeley, 27th generation owner of Berkeley Castle, and we discuss the Gloucestershire influence upon Berkeley Plantation and Virginia's history.
In which a few haunted tales from Virginia Beach's Thoroughgood House are retold from L.B. Taylor's The Ghosts of Tidewater.
In which Governor Berkeley challenges the Navigation Acts before The Council for Foreign Plantations and King Charles II's Privy Council, while the Virginia settler landscape evolves.
In which Thomas Mathews - portrayed by Historic Jamestowne's Willie Balderson - recalls the terrible events and aftermath of Bacon's Rebellion.
In which Sir William Berkeley and King Charles II return to power and begin organizing their lands under the renewed Stuart cause once again.
In which Dr. Warren Billings and I talk about Sir William Berkeley's importance on 17th Century Virginia's development.
In which fallout from the English Civil War is felt in Virginia and Maryland as both colonies endure changes under the English Protectorate.
In which I interview Dr. Ashley Spivey concerning Native Virginian history, culture, influence, as well as past, present, and future Native concerns.
In which events surrounding the English Civil War, Virginia religious freedom, and free trade are used by the Matthews-Claiborne faction to remove Governor Berkeley from office are detailed.
In which author, genealogist, and historian K.I. Knight discusses how the First Africans arrived in Virginia, what happened to them after 1619, and how slavery evolved during 17th Century Virginia.
In which continued English expansion beyond the James River brought the English into conflict with the Powhatan Tribes and to an extent themselves.
In which Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Historian Nancy Egloff and I discuss Tenacity an exhibition covering 17th Century Virginia Women.
In which archaeologist Lyle Browning discusses the history of Falling Creek Ironworks, as well as the archaeological work being done at Virginia and America's first ironworks.
In which Tony Williams and I discuss how economics impacted Virginia's development, which in turn still influences America's growth today.
In which Historic St. Luke's John Ericson discusses how religious wars impacted 17th Century Virginia's religious thought, and how that thought influenced the way America's Founding Fathers created religious freedom. This discussion is based upon Reverend Ericson's lecture "From Religious Wars to Religious Freedom."…
In which Jon Kukla and I discuss 17th Century Virginia governmental and societal stability. This discussion is based off of Dr. Kukla's 1985 American Historical Review article "Order and Chaos in Early America: Political and Social Stability in Pre-Restoration Virginia", which challenged the then prevailing notion that 17th Century Virginia was cha…
In which issues surrounding the English Civil War begin affecting Governor Berkeley's Virginia.
In which Governor Berkeley's arrival and first obstacles are recounted.
In which Sir William Berkeley's early life and rise to power are detailed.By Robert Van Ness
In which I interview Graham Woodlief concerning the upcoming 400th Anniversary of the First Thanksgiving in Virginia.By Robert Van Ness
In which I interview Fort Monroe's superintendent Terry Brown.
In which I interview the Shades of Our Past re-enactors about Grace Sherwood - The Witch of Pungo.
In which the influence of Samuel Mathews, Sr. and William Claiborne is detailed more closely. Special attention is given to showing how their influence paved the way for Sir William Berkeley's timely arrival.
In which Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation's Nancy Egloff and I discuss the foundation of Virginia's House of Burgesses.
In which Sir John Harvey becomes Virginia's Governor, fights with his Council, especially the Mathews-Claiborne faction, and loses his wealth and position is recounted.
In which Virginia begins life as a Royal Colony during the 1620s.
In which the Library of Virginia's Sandra Gioia Treadway tells us about 5 remarkable women - Cockacoeske, Anna Maria Lane, Elizabeth Van Lew, Caroline Putnam, and Mary Jackson, and how they impacted Virginia and beyond.
In which the fallout from Opechancanough's 1622 Massacre reaches England and brings the Virginia Company to her death.
In which I interview Historic Jamestowne's Dr. James Horn.
In which I interview Robert Russa Moton Museum Education Director Cainan Townsend for American Evolution: Virginia to America 1619-2019. Cainan discusses how a group of African-American high school students led a 1951 protest which had a major influence on Brown vs. Board of Education and the Civil Rights movement that soon followed.…
In which the events leading up to and of the infamous 1622 Opechancanough led massacre are narrated.
In which the disastrous political situation surrounding the Virginia Company of London and is brought to her demise is recounted.
In which the New World's first representative government, the House of Burgesses, is outlined.
In which the arrival of Virginia's first women and Africans is detailed.
In which the details of the First Thanksgiving, which took place in 1619 Virginia, is narrated.
In which the continued growth along the James River is outlined detailing the first ironworks, the first representative government, the first Thanksgiving, and other changes stemming from the newest plantations being founded in Virginia.
In which L.B. Taylor's Essay about Shirley Plantation's Haunted Aunt Pratt is read for this Halloween Special Podcast.
In which the Company realizes that they have no other choice but to offer land to investors, and that land is transformed into vibrant plantations.
In which details concerning Henricus being further fortified and Thomas Dale's shifting power up the James River in order to establish a series of plantations along the James River is recounted.
In which Thomas Dale tries to shape the colony, Rolfe's tobacco experiment, the growth of the James River Plantations, the Rolfes' travel to England, and Pocahontas dies are recounted.
In which the events leading up to Pocahontas marriage to John Rolfe are recounted.
In which a brief overview of Virginia's history leading to her contribution to Memorial Day is recounted.
In which Thomas Dale arrives, founds Henricus, fights Powhatan, is challenged by the Spanish, and asks for new settlers. The Virginia Company obliges, but has to use Bermuda to raise funds.
In which the Sea Venture survivors arrive, attempt to leave, and are turned back as Lord Delaware shows up, reorganizes the colony, joins a war, and returns to England.
In which the Sea Venture castaways settled into Bermuda, but a series of mutinies threatened to derail their escape plans. Perhaps they would have wished they would have remained on Devil's Isle after they reached Jamestown in May 1610.
In which the Jamestown colony suffers through the Starving Time.