Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Membership Episode 4 - War of Flowers

This week we take things from 1440 to 1455. We look at the beginnings of Moctezuma's war against the Chalca, the War of Flowers, the great famine, human sacrifice and Aztec views on the afterlife.

Monday, 23 November 2015

A History of the United States. Episode 14 - Berkeley

This week we cover a lot: the 1644 Powhatan Uprising, the governorship of Berkeley, the English Civil War, the Navigation Acts, Mercentilism, the legalisation of slavery, exploration, and we introduce segments.

Friday, 20 November 2015

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

A History of the United States. Episode 12 - Powhatan Uprising

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

A History of the United States. Episode 11 - Introduction to Social History

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

A History of the United States. Episode 10 - The Kidnapping of Pocahontas

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

Membership Episode 3 - The Aztec Triple Alliance

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.