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  • #16356

    anonymous
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    These are on my current listening list with the Dan DownUnder Rating is:ROME:Mike Duncan's "The History of Rome" (5/5 should need no introduction, a classic)Robin Pierson's "The History of Byzantium" (4.5/5 a rarely covered, bit important area of history)Rob Cain's "Ancient Rome Refocused" (4/5 not everyone's cup of tea, a modern angle on an old topic)RELATED TO ENGLISH HISTORY:The Medieval Archives (4/5 good approach with topics of interest linked to current use in pop culture) Mike Duncan's "Revolutions" (4.5/5 starts off with English Civil War & then American War of Indep)Wesley Livesay's "The History of the Great War" (4/5 covers all aspects, but of course we know the Germans started it but the British won it) GENERAL:Jordan Harbours "Twilight Histories" (5/5 history meet the twilight zone!)Dan Carlin's "Hardcore History" (5/5 This has been well covered on other topics here)

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    anonymous
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    I will check one of those out! Nice! Thanks for sharing

  • #20263

    anonymous
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    I am listening to the Medieval Archives ones. It is “ok” but I would not give a 4/5. Letting aside some odd errors (such as saying Edward II was the father of Richard II), the pace of the show is kinda odd, lot's of pauses, long intro, long outro, etc…, not to mention that he seems to present  things that historians are not so sure as facts (e.g. arrow in the eye as the cause of death for Harold Godwinson). Leaving all that aside, it has some fun topics and is worthwhile, I'd say 2,5/5 or 3/5 :)

  • #20264

    ScottFM
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    I have not yet started Mike Duncan's Revolutions, but a friend who has really loves it.

  • #20265

    anonymous
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    Agree that Mike Duncan's Revolutions is very much worth the time.David Crowther's The History of England is good too.Rex Factor is helpful in getting a timeline of the kings and queens of England and very entertaining.

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