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After ascending to the throne in 1824 Charles X wanted to impose his ultra-royalism on France, but his annoying subjects kept resisting. Direct Link: 6.02- Charles the Simple Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Revolutions
After the fall of Napoleon, the Bourbon monarchy was restored. Direct Link: 6.01- The Chain of Time Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2017 at Revolutions
In 1830 both Simon Bolivar and Gran Colombia died. Direct Link: 5.27- The Labyrinth Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at Revolutions
On Sept 25, 1828 Simón Bolívar went out the window. Direct Link: 5.26- Out the Window [Update: Edited out the line where I accidentally called Santa Marta "a small island off the coast of Colombia" which it is really super not and never was. Thanks Juan!] Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2017 at Revolutions
At the end of 1826 Simon Bolivar returned to Colombia to deal with the revolt of Jose Antonio Paez. Direct Link: 5.25- The Tangled Swords Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2017 at Revolutions
In 1825 Upper Peru became the independent nation of Bolivia. Direct Link: 5.24- The Republic of Bolivar Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2017 at Revolutions
Wherein Gen. Sucre wins a very Bolivarian battle. Direct Link: 5.23- Ayacucho Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2017 at Revolutions
Simòn Bolívar and Jose de San Martin met for the first and only time in July 1822 Direct Link: 5.22- The Guayaquil Conference Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2016 at Revolutions
In 1822, Antonio Jose Sucre and Simon Bolivar liberated Quito and made Gran Colombia whole. Direct Link: 5.21- The Third Sister Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2016 at Revolutions
Title kinda says it all. Direct Link: Fundraiser Alert: Place Order By Nov 25 to Guarantee Delivery By Dec 23 Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at Revolutions
Lord Thomas Cochrane turned out to be the key to Peru. Direct Link: 5.20- The Sea Wolf Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2016 at Revolutions
Jose de San Martín gets zonked on opium and marches through the Andes. Direct Link: 5.19- The Army of the Andes Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2016 at Revolutions
Unfortunately as I was preparing to post this week's episode (Ep 5.19- The Army of the Andes) the recording turned out to be corrupted beyond repair and I'm gonna have to re-record the whole thing which I can't do until tomorrow morning. So...sorry gang. See ya tomorrow. If you are dismayed that the episode didn't show up on time might I suggest a way to show your appreciation for the hard work of producing the show and the horror you just felt of possibly being without it: Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2016 at Revolutions
On June 24, 1821 the Battle of Carabobo secured permanent independence for Venezuela. Direct Link: 5.18- Liberation Fundraiser: Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2016 at Revolutions
Direct Link to Announcement: 2016 Fundraiser! 2 T-shirts! 3 Screenprints! 5 New episodes of The History of Rome! Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2016 at Revolutions
Do not buy land in Poyais. Direct Link: 5.17a- Supplemental Gregor MacGregor Sketch of the Mosquito Shore, Including the Territory of Poyais by Captain Thomas Strangeways Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2016 at Revolutions
In 1820 a mutiny in Cádiz changed the course of Spanish American history. Direct Link: 5.17- The Big Rock On The Side Of The Road Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2016 at Revolutions
In July 1819 Bolívar led a legendary march into the mountains to liberate New Granada once and for all. Direct Link: 5.16- Over The Mountains Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2016 at Revolutions
In January 1818 Simón Bolívar met José Antonio Páez. The War of Venezuelan Independence would never be the same. Direct Link: 5.15- The Centaur of the Plains Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2016 at Revolutions
With an assist from the Republic of Haiti, Simon Bolivar launched a new expedition to Venezuela in 1816. Direct Link: 5.14- El Jefe Supremo Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2016 at Revolutions
Enter José de San Martín and Bernardo O'Higgins. Direct Link: 5.13- The Letter From Jamaica Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2016 at Revolutions
The restoration of King Ferdinand VII spelled big trouble for Spanish American Independence. Direct Link: 5.12- The Desired One Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2016 at Revolutions
In 1814 Simón Bolívar met the Legions of Hell. It wasn't pretty. Direct Link: 5.11- The Legions of Hell [Technical difficulties finishing a map. There should be one here tomorrow] Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2016 at Revolutions
Simón Bolívar left Venezuela in 1812. He came back in 1813. Direct Link: 5.10- War To The Death [Update: Fixed Pronunciation of Curaçao. There was an array of "correct" options to choose from (cure-ah-sow/ker-ah-so/cure-ah-so/ker-ah-saow) I went with the US version here (which seemed to be one of the most common). My original attempt was nowhere close to any of these. Upside down smiley face emoji] Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2016 at Revolutions
Things did not go well for the First Venezuelan Republic. Direct Link: 5.09- God's Divine Wrath Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2016 at Revolutions