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
Description of the battle, in which Arminius led his German followers on an ambush which destroyed three Roman legions, and contributed to halting Rome’s expansion into northern Europe.
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.
A History of Europe, Key Battles is now on the historypodcasters.com Website: http://historypodcasters.com/2014/02/23/a-history-of-europe-key-battles/
Rome fought back against Hannibal’s campaign in Italy and the various revolts they faced. They then launched an invasion of Africa, which led to the decisive Battle of Zama, 202 BC
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
Part 2 of 2 on the Battle of Gaugamela, 331 BC. In 334 BC Alexander’s Greek/Macedonian army of conquest marched into Asia. Here I tell the story of the campaign, and Alexander’s plans to forge a new Greco-Persian culture
Part 1 of 2 on the Battle of Gaugamela, 331 BC. Describes the build up to the invasion of the Persian Empire by Alexander the Great, with an army of Greeks and Macedonians