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1455:  “The War of The Roses”…….

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Military history expert Barry Jacobsen reviews England’s ‘War of the Roses’, dynastic wars fought between supporters of two rival branches of the royal house of Plantagenent: the Houses of Lancaster and York. Biochemist Leslie Eastman will chime in with a look at the forensic analysis of the remains of the war’s most infamous participants, Richard III, which have made the news recently.

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Source: ENGLAND’S REAL ‘GAME OF THRONES’ 03/21 by Silvio Canto Jr | History Podcasts

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May 22, 2017 at 2:00 pm

79 AD: Mount Vesuvius and the end of Pompeii

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The eruption of Mount Vesuvius began on this day in 79 AD.   Pompeii was destroyed within the next 25 hours.   

Pompeii, about 90 miles south of Rome, was established in 600 BC and n the shadow of Mount Vesuvius.   According to historians, no one was aware that Vesuvius was an active volcano.  

Over the years,  many books have been written and movies made about the events of this day almost 2,000 years ago.     

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August 24, 2016 at 12:00 pm

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1940: Leon Trotsky killed in Mexico

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Leon Trotsky was born in 1879 of Russian-Jewish parents.  Like others, he embraced embraced Marxism as a teenager and became a political activist.  He opposed Stalin, after he took over in 1924, was banished from the USSR forever.  

After four years in Turkey, Trotsky lived in France, Norway and was granted asylum in Mexico in 1936.   During this time in exile, he was found guilty of treason in absentia during Stalin’s purges.

On August 20, 1940, Trotsky was killed by Ramón Mercader, a Spanish communist.

The USSR denied responsibility, and Mercader was sentenced to 20 years in prison by Mexico. 

P.S. You can listen to my chat with Javier here or on Twitter.

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August 20, 2016 at 11:30 am

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The death of Cleopatra…..a radio show from 2013

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August 12, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Love & romance along the ancient Nile with Leslie Eastman & Dr Eric Wells

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Guests: Leslie Eastman, editor of Temple of Mut, joins us for a review of love and romance along the ancient land of The Nile……she will introduce us to Dr. Eric Wells, editor of Eric’s Guide to ancient Egypt….this is what Leslie wrote about it: ‘As Valentine’s Day was just a couple of days ago, we will be reviewing love and romance in ancient Egypt. I suspect many of you will be surprised by how seriously the Egyptian’s took their passion.’ Click to support some of our friends…………….Click to listen:……

Source: Love & romance along the ancient Nile with Leslie Eastman & Dr Eric Wells 02/17 by Silvio Canto Jr | Romance Podcasts

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February 20, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Love & romance along the ancient Nile

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February 17, 2016 at 10:00 pm

1788: Happy Australia Day to everyone down in Australia

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January 26, 2016 at 11:00 am

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