Footnoting History

by Footnoting History

Footnoting History
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 171
  • Last: 10 Mar 2018
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Episodes (171)

  • Richard the Lionheart on Crusade
    Richard the Lionheart on Crusade
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    Published: 22 Mar 2014 Duration: n/a
    (Samantha) Richard the Lionheart hardly seems like a footnote in history. He is celebrated as a great warrior king and is commemorated in just about every film version of Robin Hood. Yet he has become so mythologized that his actual deeds h... Read more →
    (Samantha) Richard the Lionheart hardly seems like a footnote in history. He is celebrated as a great warrior king and is commemorated in just about every film version of Robin Hood. Yet he has become so mythologized that his actual deeds h... Read more →

  • Medieval Animal Trials
    Medieval Animal Trials
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    Published: 30 Jan 2016 Duration: n/a
    (Lesley) Humans and animals have developed a symbiotic relationship over the past 30,000 years. From the earliest domesticated dogs to sign-language speaking apes, animals have worked with humans throughout history. Yet the relationship is ... Read more →
    (Lesley) Humans and animals have developed a symbiotic relationship over the past 30,000 years. From the earliest domesticated dogs to sign-language speaking apes, animals have worked with humans throughout history. Yet the relationship is ... Read more →

  • Dr. Fredric Wertham: Hero or Super-Villain?
    Dr. Fredric Wertham: Hero or Super-Villain?
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    Published: 5 Apr 2014 Duration: n/a
    (Mariah) For decades, comic book fans across the globe have reviled Dr. Fredric Wertham as the man who single-handedly brought down the "Golden Age" of comics.  But is he truly the Lex Luthor he's been made out to be? Today's podcast takes ... Read more →
    (Mariah) For decades, comic book fans across the globe have reviled Dr. Fredric Wertham as the man who single-handedly brought down the "Golden Age" of comics.  But is he truly the Lex Luthor he's been made out to be? Today's podcast takes ... Read more →

  • Lawrence O'Brien: Fenians and the American Civil War
    Lawrence O'Brien: Fenians and the American Civil War
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    Published: 19 Jul 2014 Duration: n/a
    (Ryan) Who were the Fenians and what were their goals? This is a question that historians have debated for years- this podcast will trace the life of a prominent Fenian, Lawrence O'Brien, to, perhaps, help explain the origins of this rather... Read more →
    (Ryan) Who were the Fenians and what were their goals? This is a question that historians have debated for years- this podcast will trace the life of a prominent Fenian, Lawrence O'Brien, to, perhaps, help explain the origins of this rather... Read more →

  • Alan Turing
    Alan Turing
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    Published: 23 Aug 2014 Duration: n/a
    (Kirsti) Alan Turing has been called a lay saint, and he surely was one of the greatest minds of the Greatest Generation. His work at Bletchley Park was vital to Allied success in World War II. Why, then, did he end his life under house arr... Read more →
    (Kirsti) Alan Turing has been called a lay saint, and he surely was one of the greatest minds of the Greatest Generation. His work at Bletchley Park was vital to Allied success in World War II. Why, then, did he end his life under house arr... Read more →

  • King Childeric of the Franks: Barbarian?
    King Childeric of the Franks: Barbarian?
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    Published: 6 Sep 2014 Duration: n/a
    (Nicole) The fifth-century king of the Franks, Childeric, was a pagan king of a group whom Romans clearly thought of as barbarians. Nevertheless, he also held Roman authority and fought with the Romans against other barbarian groups. So, wa... Read more →
    (Nicole) The fifth-century king of the Franks, Childeric, was a pagan king of a group whom Romans clearly thought of as barbarians. Nevertheless, he also held Roman authority and fought with the Romans against other barbarian groups. So, wa... Read more →

  • The Demon Core
    The Demon Core
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    Published: 25 Oct 2014 Duration: n/a
    (Kirsti) The Manhattan Project placed the lives of scientists and staff in New Mexico at great risk. One plutonium core in particular claimed two lives over the course of two years, earning it the epithet "The Demon Core." What happened? Wh... Read more →
    (Kirsti) The Manhattan Project placed the lives of scientists and staff in New Mexico at great risk. One plutonium core in particular claimed two lives over the course of two years, earning it the epithet "The Demon Core." What happened? Wh... Read more →

  • Empress Eugénie in Exile, Part I: Flight from Paris
    Empress Eugénie in Exile, Part I: Flight from Paris
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    Published: 3 Jan 2015 Duration: n/a
    (Christine) When Napoleon III’s French Empire began to crumble in the late 19th century, his wife was trapped in Paris. Who could possibly help the Bonaparte Empress flee before the mobs got to her? An American dentist named Thomas Evans, o... Read more →
    (Christine) When Napoleon III’s French Empire began to crumble in the late 19th century, his wife was trapped in Paris. Who could possibly help the Bonaparte Empress flee before the mobs got to her? An American dentist named Thomas Evans, o... Read more →

  • Hospitals in the Victorian City
    Hospitals in the Victorian City
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    Published: 10 Oct 2015 Duration: n/a
    (Lucy) From the beginning of Queen Victoria’s reign in the 1830s, to her death in 1901, the social landscape of Britain was profoundly changed. The evolution of hospitals’ form and function was not the least of these. Under the influence of... Read more →
    (Lucy) From the beginning of Queen Victoria’s reign in the 1830s, to her death in 1901, the social landscape of Britain was profoundly changed. The evolution of hospitals’ form and function was not the least of these. Under the influence of... Read more →