A History of Europe, Key Battles
A History of Europe, Key Battles
Carl Rylett
A podcast on European conflicts from the perspective of each side to provide an alternative to the traditional national narratives. Going chronologically from the Ancient Greeks onwards I will describe to some extent how each battle was won or lost by particular decisions, tactics, technology or fortune. But the aim of each main narrative will be to place each battle in the context of the overall history of Europe.
62.2. Seven Years War 1756-1763, Part 2
Seven Years War 1756-1763, Part 2 www.historyeurope.net Music composed by Joseph Haydn, courtesy of musopen.org  
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Sep 24
26 min
62.1 Seven Years War 1756-63, Part 1
Seven Years War 1756-63, Part 1 Pictured - Frederick the Great www.historyeurope.net Music - Joseph Haydn, Symphony 49 'The Passion', courtesy of www.musopen.org 
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Sep 17
21 min
61.4 War of Austrian Succession Concludes
War of Austrian Succession Concludes Pictured - Battle of Fontenoy www.historyeurope.net Music - Winter by Antonio Vivaldi, courtesy of musopen.org 
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Aug 27
26 min
61.3 War of Austrian Succession 1740-48
Prussian Invasion of Habsburg Silesia by Frederick the Great Pictured - Maria Theresa - ruler of the Habsburg dominions www.historyeurope.net Music composed by Domenico Scarlatti, courtesy of musopen.org 
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Aug 20
28 min
61.2 War of Polish Succession 1733–35
Background to the War of Austrian Succession 1740-48 War of Polish Succession 1733–35, Russo-Turkish War 1735–1739, War of Jenkins Ear 1739-1748 Pictured - Augustus II the Strong,  Elector of Saxony and King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania until his death in 1733, which triggered the War of Polish Succession Music composed by Antonio Vivaldi - Concerto for Bassoon in A minor, Concerto 11 in c minor, courtesy of musopen.org  www.historyeurope.net 
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Aug 13
30 min
61.1 The Rise of Prussia
Introduction to the War of Austrian Succession 1740-1748; the rise of Prussia and beginning of the European Enlightenment. Pictured - Frederick William I, the king in Prussia and elector of Brandenburg (reigned 1713-40), known as the "Soldier King" for building up the military of his state. Music composed by Georg Philipp Telemann, courtesy of musopen.org www.historyeurope.net 
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Aug 6
24 min
60.4 Battle of Poltava and Great Northern War
The armies of Peter the Great and Charles of Sweden fight the Battle of Poltava 1709. The Great Northern War 1700-1721 afterwards continues for a number of years, notably the Battle of the River Prut 1711, where the Russians confront the Ottomans. 
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Jul 2
24 min
60.3 Charles XII, Peter the Great and Ivan Mazepa
Charles XII of Sweden launches an audacious campaign towards Moscow through Poland, linking up with the Cossack leader Ivan Mazepa (pictured) www.patreon.com/historyeurope 
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Jun 25
18 min
60.2 Charles XII of Sweden, Great Northern War
The Great Northern War - Charles XII, the young new king of Sweden, defends himself from attacks from his neighbours Russia, Denmark and Poland www.patreon.com/historyeurope 
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Jun 18
25 min
60.1 17th Century Russian Expansion
The conquest of Siberia, split in the Russian Orthodox Church between new and old believers, uprising of Stenka Razin, conquest of Azov near the Black Sea, and early years of Peter the Great (pictured) 
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Jun 11
26 min
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