Thursday, March 5, 2009

The lines of Brabant and much more - Historyzine podcast review

Historyzine's ongoing narrative is about the Spanish War of Succession and by the end of the latest episode, host Jim Mowatt continues where he left off last time. The year 1703 had been very successful for his hero the Duke of Marlbourough, but in 1704 he was facing difficulty at the Lines of Brabant. Some of his allies let him down and left him facing the French in an advantageous position. Find out how the Duke keeps the alliance together and attempts a daring attack.

The story of Duke Marlbourough is a much smaller part of the whole podcast this time. Mowatt reveals to us, he has been investigating his family tree and shares his discovery how personal history can tie in with the grand scheme of affairs. He adds an interview with genealogy podcaster Lisa Louise Cooke to further elaborate on genealogy, the excitement and the increased possibilities to do research with all that the internet has to offer.

In addition to all this, he also brings his charming language trivia (where does the phrase 'to fork out' come from?) and a history podcast review. The review is about the widely acclaimed BBC production In Our Time, which I have review frequently as well.

More Historyzine:
Historyzine at its best,
The battle of Blenheim,
Reliving the War of Spanish Succession,
The year 1703,
On admirals and more.

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