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From the Norman Invasion to the War of Independence, the Irish History Podcast brings you on a journey through the most fascinating stories in Ireland's past. Whether it’s the siege of Dublin in 1171 or gun battles in the 1920s, the podcast vividly recreates a sense of time and place. Each episode is meticulously researched creating character driven narratives that are engaging and accessible for all. Since the first episode was released back in 2010, the podcast has covered scores of fascin ...
 
George RR Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire novels are our focus; now covering HBO's House of the Dragon. Analysis and theories, readings, adverts from Westeros, music from the fandom, guests, and more, with your hosts yolkboy and Lady Gwynhyfvar. Radio Westeros is the only radio station this side of Asshai... Spoilers all books! Support: patreon.com/radiowesteros Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
 
Born amidst salt and smoke... Just off the Long Island Expressway... Beneath a bleeding star... The Princes That Were Promised discuss the History of Westeros and The Known World. Join John and Seannie-Wan as they share their thoughts and observations for beginners and novices to #GRRM's 'A Song of Ice and Fire,' including analysis of the TV adaptation 'Game of Thrones' and all production news for HBO's Earth-shattering series. Any update to the break-neck speed of #GRRM's writing that trick ...
 
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We enter story-mode with this one, so sit back and enjoy (part 1 of) the tale of Prince Aemon the Dragonknight, considered by many to be the perfect knight, but his family life was anything but. Try Smile Brilliant: Smilebrilliant.com - use the code "westeros" for 20% off Bonus Eps & More - www.patreon.com/historyofwesteros Shirts & Stickers - hist…
 
Five days after the end of the Second World War, Winston Churchill launched into a blistering critique of Irish neutrality on the BBC World Service. He would famously claim the government of Éamon de Valera had frolicked with German representatives in Dublin while Britain fought the Nazis. The reality of Irish neutrality in the World War II was som…
 
A deep dive into the forbidden... though in some places it is openly encouraged! What it is, who practices it, and how it fits into various stories. Try Smile Brilliant: Smilebrilliant.com - use the code "westeros" for 20% off Bonus Eps & More - www.patreon.com/historyofwesteros Shirts & Stickers - historyofwesteros.threadless.com Nina: goodqueenal…
 
This episode continues the story of emigration and Irish Coffin Ships during the Great Famine. Dr Cian T. McMahon, the author of The Coffin Ship - Life and Death at Sea during the Great Famine discusses The death rate onboard coffin ships What factors determined whether someone lived or died. How Irish Famine emigrants adjusted to life in the U.S. …
 
A (book only) look at a compelling character! From Myr to King's Landing, from the Red Temple to the Red Keep, from Aerys to Robert, from king's man to outlaw, from Gregor to Sandor, from wildfire swords to the flames of R'hllor, from skipping prayers to raising the dead, from cynic to faithful, from Beric to Stoneheart, from justice to survival...…
 
Between 1845 - 1855 over two million people left Ireland to escape hunger, poverty and disease during the Great Hunger. The experience of these emigrants was often harrowing. The term Coffin Ship has became synonymous with their journeys across the Atlantic. While the term conveys misery, what was the experience actually like? In the first of two p…
 
Pirates, corsairs, monsters, ancient ruins, dark gods, disappearing Ironborn, the next great swordsman(?), Valyria vs. Old Ghis, oily black stone and proximity to the dangers, wealth and proximity of Sothoryos... even the name "Basilisk Isles" sounds cool. This one is fun! Try Smile Brilliant: Smilebrilliant.com - use the code "westeros" for 20% of…
 
A comparison of historical families in the real world to those in HOTD/ASOIAF and their relative levels of lust for power and willingness to kill each other. Daniele Bolelli/History on Fire podcast: https://apple.co/3CnJ0wM Try Smile Brilliant: Smilebrilliant.com - use the code "westeros" Bonus Eps & More - www.patreon.com/historyofwesteros Shirts …
 
As Ming China enters the 16th century, the Wanli Emperor, his ministers, a new canal, Portuguese & Spanish explorers, the usual gaggle of Chinese neighbors, the Philippines, the Christian Church, The White Lotus, and - of course - the Jesuits all start becoming one another problems... Time Period Covered: ~1600-1617 CE Major Historical Figures: MIN…
 
Centuries of Seahorses! From their time in Valyria all the way up to current times and what's next... EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal ➼ https://nordvpn.com/thrones Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee! Try Smile Brilliant: Smilebrilliant.com - use the code "westeros" or "westeros5" Bonus Eps & More - www.patreon.com/historyofwesteros Shir…
 
First a brief lookback on the crazy, nutso year that was 2022, as our intrepid host deals with an unfortunate year-end bout of COVID... Then, a reach deep into the archives for an oldie, but goodie from a few centuries ago... This short episode covers the life of one of the great mathematicians, astronomers, and engineers of ancient China: Zu Chong…
 
When is a gift not a gift? Euron's gifts are poisoned, but there are so many other examples. Crowns, high honors, famous swords and even wealth can "poison" the owner, and the pursuit of such can be devastating to the pursuer. EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal ➼ https://nordvpn.com/thrones Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee! Try Smile Bri…
 
Known as the Sea Snake, Corlys Velaryon would make Nine Legendary journeys across the sea. He would briefly become the richest Lord of Westeros. He would also marry Princess Rhaenys, the daughter of the heir to the Iron Throne. He would soon become embroiled in the Dance of the Dragons, becoming the only man to serve as Hand of the Queen. Will he s…
 
In this episode: many new insights on Larys, Corlys, Viserys and Aegon II direct from the actors along with several more from GoT including Jon Snow, Theon and Tormund. More insight on the choking scene, Larys' obsessions, several improvised moments, a deleted scene, and a heated conversation on the Snow Show, including new insights on whether or n…
 
Are we living through historic times? The Russian Invasion of Ukraine, the Queen's death, Liz Truss and Elon Musk have all dominated the headlines in 2022. However headlines don't always make history. Will the events of our lifetime be remembered in the future? In this episode I look at how the last twelve months might be remembered by future histo…
 
This one starts with recent Manderly history and ends with thoughts on starvation, human sacrifice, cannibalism, fear and prophecy. Fun times! Video available on Spotify. Published June 16, 2018. Support History of Westeros: bit.ly/howpatreon Discord Invite Link: bit.ly/howdiscord Facebook group: bit.ly/howfb YouTube: bit.ly/howyoutube…
 
Evan and James team-up once more in this series to review the Hands of the King. In our inaugural episode we discuss the first Hand of the King, Orys Baratheon. The bastard half-brother of Aegon the Conqueror would command the land forces of Aegon's Conquest. He would supplant House Durran for his own House. But is he truly worthy of being known as…
 
Being the most powerful person in the empire must be nothing but the good life, right? Well... not so much. And especially with the truly dysfunctional Ming system facing the newly-adult Wanli Emperor, it's a system that promises all the perks, but delivers only drudgery, frustration, and disappointment. Not even 5,000 concubines can make up for th…
 
A look at various tournaments throughout history (books and show) and what *really* went down outside of the event itself. Conspiracies, posturing, secret marriage offers, all that good stuff... EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal ➼ https://nordvpn.com/thrones Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee! Try Smile Brilliant: Smilebrilliant.com - use…
 
Life in Dublin at the turn of the 20th century was difficult to say the least. Working Class Dubliners were lucky if they reached 50. In those five or so decades, they worked dangerous jobs and lived in appalling conditions. In this episode I am joined by Dr Ciara Breathnach. Ciara has spent several years researching the records of Dublin's Coroner…
 
The fifth installment of our collaboration with History of Westeros is here, and the Dying of the Dragons is the theme of the day. In this episode we revisit several locations where some of the decisive events of the war occur — Harrenhal, Tumbleton, and Dragonstone— and things continue to fall apart for House Targaryen. Hosted on Acast. See acast.…
 
Protests erupt across Chinese cities in perhaps the largest demonstration of public outcry in more than 30 years. Today, we look at some of the major reasons why. [WARNING: Disturbing Content - audio clips of deadly fire, protests, clashes with police] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
At 29, the weak and ineffectual Longqing Emperor take the Dragon Throne in 1567. But it won't be long before the curse of the House of Zhu strikes him down, leaving Great Ming to his 9-year-old son, Wanli. That means - of course - the government is in the hands of the court ministers and its all-powerful Grand Secretary, the ruthlessly conniving Zh…
 
And here we have... the Dying of the Dragons. Second Tumbleton, the God's Eye, Harrenhal & Maidenpool, the return to Dragonstone and plenty more. www.radiowesteros.com www.historyofwesteros.com www.patreon.com/historyofwesteros Discord Invite Link: bit.ly/howdiscord Facebook group: bit.ly/howfb HoW YouTube: bit.ly/howyoutube HoW Shirts & Merch: htt…
 
Castlekevin was once a thriving settlement deep in the Wicklow Mountains. However in the 14th century after decades of warfare the historical record fell silent. Over the past year the Roundwood & District Historical & Folklore Society have been working with a team of archaeologists to uncover the story of this lost town and castle. Using ground pe…
 
This one covers Walton Stark vs. the Night's Watch, Alaric Stark and Good Queen Alysanne, the early life of Roddy the Ruin and Cregan Stark and lots more! Includes what we call the Dance of the Direwolves. There are NO spoilers for House of the Dragon s2. EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal ➼ https://nordvpn.com/thrones Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-…
 
...a thousand years ago... We explore the double backstory of House Manderly, the ancient realm in the south where they came to be, and the ancient realm in the north where they reside and prosper now. Video available on Spotify. Published April 17, 2018. Support History of Westeros: bit.ly/howpatreon Discord Invite Link: bit.ly/howdiscord Facebook…
 
We discuss how the North transitioned from the rule of Kings to the rule of Lords, and how they fit into the scheme of things under the Iron Throne under Aegon the Conqueror and beyond. It was a time of great cultural change and adjustment, beginning with Torrhen Stark (the King who Knelt) then Brandon the Boisterous, Roderick Stark and Brandon the…
 
The Black Death changed Europe and Ireland forever. This disease which swept across the continent through 1348 carried off around 40% of the population. Its aftermath was no less sensational as social upheavel, wars and revolts broke out across Europe. Ireland was no different, indeed it was arguably affected in more profound ways than most of the …
 
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