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 Battle of Marathon, Part 1

One morning in late summer 490 BC, an army of about 9,000 Athenians with 1,000 allies from Plataea woke early to the news that the mighty Persian foe were heading their way. The navy of the mightiest Empire in the world had landed some twenty-six miles from Athens. After days of stand-off, the fight was on. For the Greeks this was a fight for survival.
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The year 2014 marks 100 years since the beginning of the First World War- a war which started in Europe and tore the continent apart. It will be a time for reflection on its legacy.

In this podcast I introduce the series in which I will reflect on the whole history of Europe from the Ancient Greeks up until the First World War. Welcome to my podcast: ‘A History of Europe, Key Battles’.
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The First Ten Battles Will Be…

1. Battle of Marathon (490 BC)

2. Battle of Gaugamela (331 BC)

3. Battle of Zama (202 BC)

4. Battle of Teutoburg Forest (AD 9)

5. Battle of Milvian Bridge (AD 312)

6. Battle of Catalaunian Fields (AD 451)

7. Battle of Yarmouk (AD 636)

8. Battle of Tours (AD 732)

9. Battle of Brunanburh (AD 937)

10. Battle of Lechfeld (AD 955)

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