Virginia History Podcast
Virginia History Podcast
Robert Van Ness
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
First Families of Virginia - The Carters, Part 2: Robert "King" Carter
In which Robert "King" Carter's importance is illustrated, showing just how powerful the Carter family had become.
Feb 26
36 min
First Families of Virginia - The Carters, Part 1
In which the Carter family is introduced up to Robert "King" Carter's beginnings.
Jan 27
23 min
Virginia's Important Ghost Stories - Dr. Alena Pirok Interview
In which Dr. Alena Pirok discusses Ghost Stories' importance to Colonial Williamsburg and Virginia's history.
Oct 27, 2022
53 min
Abingdon's Barter Theatre - Katy Brown Interview
In which Katy Brown talks about the Barter Theatre's past, community involvment, and enduring legacy.
Sep 30, 2022
38 min
Colonial Virginia's War Against Piracy - Jeremy Moss Interview
In which Jeremy Moss discusses his new book - Colonial Virginia's War Against Piracy: The Governor and the Buccaneer.
Jul 31, 2022
44 min
The Encyclopedia of Confederate Generals - Dr. Samuel Mitcham, Jr. Interview
In which I interview Dr. Samuel Mitcham about his new book The Encyclopedia of Confederate Generals.
Jun 29, 2022
54 min
First Families of Virginia - The Wormeleys
In which the Wormeley family is outlined from their earliest days as Norman Conquerors to their important time in Virginia.
May 29, 2022
57 min
First Families of Virginia - The Armisteads
In which I discuss the Armisteads and their important connections to Virginia's history.
Mar 30, 2022
29 min
First Families of Virginia - The Nelsons
In which the Nelson family of Virginia's founding and influence upon Virginia and the United States is discussed.
Feb 27, 2022
1 hr 3 min
First Families of Virginia - The Parkes
In which the rapid rise and fall of the Parke Family of Virginia is recounted.
Dec 30, 2021
43 min
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