Battle of the Catalaunian Fields , 451 AD, Part 1

The western Roman Empire was about to fall. But in 451 AD her soldiers had one last great victory on the battlefield, At the Battle of the Catalaunian Fields the destructive armies of Attila and the Huns were kept at bay and prevented from overrunning Western Europe

The Battle of the Milvian Bridge, 312 AD

In the year AD 312, Constantine the Great defeated his main rival for the title of emperor in Western Europe. He is one of the most significant people in history, as the first Christian Emperor, who vigiorously promoted the religion

Battle of the Teutoburg Forest, Part 1 of 2

The Roman Empire of Augustus vs an alliance of Germanic tribes.

In AD 9 Rome was steadily gaining control over the territory of Germania, north of the Rhine. However, they suffered a devastating defeat, and the loss of three legions in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest. Part 1 describes the build-up to this event.

The Battle of Zama, 202 BC, Part 1 of 2.

Hannibal of Carthage v Scipio Africanus of Rome.
In the third century BC the Roman faced its biggest challenge to date – The Punic Wars against the Phoenicians of Carthage. The two sides fought for decades.  This podcast describes the build up to the Battle of Zama, the culmination of the Second Punic War

The story of Europe from the Ancient Greeks to the First World War