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After Saratoga the French joined the war, the British changed strategies and Washington's army spent a miserable winter at Valley Forge. Direct Link: 025- Valley Forge Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Revolutions
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Gentleman Johnny's Party Train ran into some trouble in 1777. Direct Link: 024- Saratoga Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2014 at Revolutions
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With the revolution on the line, George Washginton led his army to victory at Trenton. Unfortunately he would be unable to stop the British from taking Philadelphia in 1777. Direct Link: 23- Crossing the Delaware Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2014 at Revolutions
When in the course of human events... Direct Link: 22a- Supplemental: The Declaration of Independence Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2014 at Revolutions
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The American colonies declared independence in July 1776. Then their armies got chased around New York. Direct Link: 22- Independence Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2014 at Revolutions
Thought I'd keep this at the top of the page for a bit. New episodes below! Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2014 at Revolutions
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After the skirmishes at Lexington and Concord, war between Britain and the colonies broke out. George Washington was appointed commander-in-chief and laid siege to Boston. Direct Link: 021- The Guns of Ticonderoga Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2014 at Revolutions
The Boston Tea Party led Parliament to pass the Intolerable Acts in 1774. The colonists were really super not amused. Direct Link: The Boston Tea Party Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2014 at Revolutions
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After the failure of the Stamp Act, Parliament passed a new set of taxes known as the Townshend Acts. The colonists were not amused. Direct Link: 019- The Townshend Acts Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2014 at Revolutions
After the French and Indian War, the British Ministry started levying new taxes on the colonies. The colonists were not amused. Direct Link: 018- The Stamp Act Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2014 at Revolutions
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A brief tour of the Thirteen Colonies. Direct Link: 017- The New World Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2014 at Revolutions
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The Monarchy was restored in 1660. Direct Link: 016- The Restoration Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2014 at Revolutions
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After serving in Parliament and the courts of both Charles I and Charles II, Edward Hyde wrote a massively influential history of the English Civil Wars. Update: Fixed pronunciation of "Skilly Isles" and corrected Hyde's relationship to Queen Mary and Queen Anne." Direct Link: Supplemental- Sir Edward Hyde, First Earl of Clarendon Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2014 at Revolutions
Oliver Cromwell died on September 3, 1658. His son and heir Richard was unable to hold the Protectorate together. Direct Link: 015- The Good Old Cause Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2014 at Revolutions
After the Puritans came to power they tried to abolish Christmas. Seriously. Direct Link: Supplemental- The War on Christmas Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2013 at Revolutions
The dissolution of the First Protectorate Parliament led to the brief and unpopular Rule of the Major Generals. When the Second Protectorate Parliament was finally called they tried to make Oliver Cromwell king. Direct Link: 014- The Humble Petition and Advice Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2013 at Revolutions
The Instrument of Government was the first written constitution in English history. Direct Link: 013- The Instrument of Government Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2013 at Revolutions
In 1653 Oliver Cromwell dissolved the Rump Parliament and then Barebone's Parliament dissolved itself. The Commonwealth was not getting off to a great start. Direct Link: 012- In The Name of God Go Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2013 at Revolutions
God wanted me to tell you that property is theft. Direct link: Supplemental- The Diggers Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2013 at Revolutions
For someone who was born free John Lilburne sure spent a lot of time in prison. Direct Link: Supplemental- Freeborn John Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2013 at Revolutions
Check it out and reserve your spot: http://historyworldtravel.com/ Direct Link: Tour Announcement 2 Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2013 at Revolutions
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Charles II raised an army of Scots to help him claim the throne, but they were defeated by Oliver Cromwell at Dunbar and Worcester. Direct Link: 011- The Crowing Mercy Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2013 at Revolutions
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After Pride's Purge, Charles I was executed by the Rump Parliament on January 30, 1649. Then Cromwell invaded Ireland. Direct Link: 010- Regicide Totally 100% accurate dramatization of the last days of Charles I: Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2013 at Revolutions
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As the New Model Army debated the merits of constitutional democracy, King Charles was scheming to put himself back on the throne. Direct Link: 009- The Man of Blood Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2013 at Revolutions
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After the Battle of Naseby ended the King's chance for military victory, he became the frustrating center of post-war negotiations. Direct Link: 008- Checkmate Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2013 at Revolutions