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The AskHistorians Podcast

Nov 11, 2017

Today, we are lucky to be joined again by /u/freedsmenspatrol! He is here to talk to us about about the entire history of the assault on Charles Sumner on the senate floor on May 22, 1856. He also give a detailed account of the events leading up to the caning, including episodes from the battle over the Fugitive...


Oct 24, 2017

Today we're joined by Professor Lorien Foote (Texas A&M University) to talk about Union prisoners in the Civil War South. Specifically, the prisoner exchange system, the role of 19th century concepts of honor, and how these prisoners escaped as the Confederacy broke down towards the end of the war.

 

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Oct 13, 2017

A special bonus episode: a microhistory of the military orders in Scotland!


AskHistorians Podcast 096A [Unedited] -- Scottish Military Orders -- A Microhistory

Oct 13, 2017

A special bonus episode: a microhistory of the military orders in Scotland!


Oct 6, 2017

This week we have a great interview with /u/Rhodis on the military orders, like the Knights Templars, Hospitallers and others!  Today he will be gong us a thorough and factual history of these military orders, which often swirl with myth and legends and provide fodder for thousands of fantasy authors. Expect a special...