From Settlement To Superpower

Sinopse

A history podcast detailing the history of America, from Jamestown to Tokyo Bay.

Episódios

  • PSA – We’re not Dead

    PSA – We’re not Dead

    01/11/2019 Duração: 01min

    Exactly what the title says! We’re not dead, and we’re going to resume uploads in the near future!

  • Episode 52 – Belling the Cat

    Episode 52 – Belling the Cat

    29/09/2019
  • Episode 51 – Crown and Parliament

    Episode 51 – Crown and Parliament

    20/09/2019

    In this, the final of our introductory episodes, we talk about the two primary organs of the English government in 1600: The Crown, via the Privy Council, and Parliament. These constitutional arrangements and the disputes which they engendered are going to take center stage in our discussions of Stuart Britain.

  • Episode 50 – Puritans and Papists

    Episode 50 – Puritans and Papists

    02/09/2019

    In this episode, we examine the state of religion in Britain at the turn of the Seventeenth Century. We look at the Church of England and its dissenters, both Catholic and Puritan, before turning our attention northwards to discuss the early years of the Presbyterian Scottish Kirk.

  • Episode 49 – Untamed Frontiers – Scotland and Ireland

    Episode 49 – Untamed Frontiers – Scotland and Ireland

    19/08/2019

    In this episode, the second of our introductory episodes, we move from the relatively quiet and peaceful Kingdom of England to the tumultuous borderlands, the Scottish Highlands, and Ireland. Lots of clans, feuds, and raids in this episode.

  • Episode 48 – Merrie England

    Episode 48 – Merrie England

    02/08/2019

    In this, the first of our contextual episodes on Stuart Britain, we discuss the basic economic and social geography of the Kingdom of England (which of course includes both England and Wales). We discuss the function market towns and cities played in holding England’s villages together into a cohesive whole, and we take a quick … Continue reading Episode 48 – Merrie England

  • Episode 47 – Introduction to Chapter 2 (1603-1625)

    Episode 47 – Introduction to Chapter 2 (1603-1625)

    28/07/2019

    It’s a girl!!! In this brief episode, I lay out out the basic scheme of what next chapter is going to include: King James I’s reign, The Virginia Company (up until its dissolution), and the Jamestown Settlement. At the very end, we will conduct a survey of the Northeast Woodland Indians. Enjoy!

  • Episode 46 – Elizabethan Twilight

    Episode 46 – Elizabethan Twilight

    19/07/2019

    In this episode, we wrap up Elizabeth’s reign and cover the final seven years, from 1596 through 1603. We discuss the rivalry between Essex and Cecil, Essex’s coup, and Elizabeth’s famous “Golden Speech” to the Parliament of 1601. We bid a final farewell to Queen Elizabeth, whose reign was so instrumental in leading the English … Continue reading Episode 46 – Elizabethan Twilight

  • Episode 45 – Drake’s Drum

    Episode 45 – Drake’s Drum

    01/07/2019

    In this episode, we discuss the final expedition of John Hawkins and Sir Francis Drake (1595 – 1596). Both Drake and the Indies had changed over the last decade, and it showed on this melancholy voyage.

  • Episode 44 – Flores and Crozon

    Episode 44 – Flores and Crozon

    23/06/2019

    In this episode, we begin to wrap up our coverage of the great Elizabethans and their activities in the Americas. In this episode, we cover the Battle of Flores (1591) and the Siege of Crozon (1594).

  • Episode 43 – The Mystery

    Episode 43 – The Mystery

    14/06/2019

    So, what actually happened to the Roanoke colonists? In this episode, we explore several hypotheses. We talk about the reports of gray or blue-eyed Indians in the Carolinas, Tuscarora oral tradition, and a possible massacre by the Powhatan Confederacy. In the second half of the episode, we explore the intriguing saga of the Dare Stones.

  • Episode 42 – The Lost Colony

    Episode 42 – The Lost Colony

    07/06/2019

    White did not have an easy time getting relief for his colonists. Ignored by Walter Raleigh and betrayed by such unscrupuluos pirates as Arthur Facy, White failed to get out of England before the crisis of the Spanish Armada trapped him in. By the time White actually got out in 1590, accompanied by Abraham Cocke … Continue reading Episode 42 – The Lost Colony

  • Episode 41 – Fernandes’ Betrayal

    Episode 41 – Fernandes’ Betrayal

    31/05/2019

    In this episode, we discuss Raleigh’s second attempt at colonizing Virginia, this time under the command of John White. Although Raleigh, Grenville, and White had their own idea of where the colony was to be planted, Simon Fernandes decided to do things his way, and in doing so he seriuosly compromised the new colony. We … Continue reading Episode 41 – Fernandes’ Betrayal

  • Episode 40 – The First Roanoke Colony

    Episode 40 – The First Roanoke Colony

    17/05/2019

    We’re back, after a month’s hiatus, and in this episode we discuss Sir Walter Raleigh’s first colony at Roanoke Island. Commanded by Governor Ralph Lane, the colonists soon managed to make enemies of the local Roanoc Indians. Warned of a planned Indian surprise attack by Manteo, Lane succeeded in killing Wingina in a surprise attack … Continue reading Episode 40 – The First Roanoke Colony

  • Episode 39 – A Tale of Two Drakes

    Episode 39 – A Tale of Two Drakes

    16/04/2019

    In this episode we discuss the two pre-emptive expeditions which Elizabeth sent to the new world in 1585. The first is Bernard Drake’s destruction of the Spanish and Portuguese fishing fleets in Newfoundland, and the second is Sir Francis Drake’s sacking of Santiago, Santo Domingo, Cartagena, and St Augustine. On his return home, Drake visited … Continue reading Episode 39 – A Tale of Two Drakes

  • Episode 38 – Richard Grenville and the Goblet of Fire

    Episode 38 – Richard Grenville and the Goblet of Fire

    05/04/2019

    Following Amadas and Barlowe’s return from North Carolina’s Outer Banks, Raleigh sent over a fleet and about 100 colonists. The colony was to be governed by Ralph Lane, while the fleet which conveyed them was placed under the command of Richard Grenville, Raleigh’s cousin. As it turned out, Grenville had an unfortunate habit of setting … Continue reading Episode 38 – Richard Grenville and the Goblet of Fire

  • Episode 37 – Welcome to Windgancon

    Episode 37 – Welcome to Windgancon

    25/03/2019

    Following Sir Humphrey Gilbert’s death at sea in 1583, his half-brother, Sir Walter Raleigh, took up the mantle of American colonization. This episode discusses the reconnaissance voyage sent out by Raleigh in 1584, under the command of Philip Amadas and Arthur Barlowe. The Amadas-Barlowe expedition chose Roanoke Island as the best site for a future … Continue reading Episode 37 – Welcome to Windgancon

  • Episode 36 – As Near to Heaven by Sea as by Land!

    Episode 36 – As Near to Heaven by Sea as by Land!

    12/03/2019

    In this episode, we discuss Sir Humphrey Gilbert, the pioneer of British America. We first talk about Gilbert’s family, connections, and activities in Ireland (spoiler alert: they aren’t pretty). Following Gilbert’s Irish stint, we take a look at his two attempts to colonize Newfoundland: his botched attempt in 1578 and his fatal attempt in 1583.

  • Episode 35 – The World Encompassed Pt. 2

    Episode 35 – The World Encompassed Pt. 2

    01/03/2019

    In this episode, we conclude Francis Drake’s circumnavigation of the globe. We discuss his plundering of the Spanish Pacific, the capture of the Cacafuego, the discovery of Nova Albion, trade with Ternate, and various other events which occurred during the voyage. After that, we discuss the rapturous welcome Sir Francis Drake (now knighted) received back … Continue reading Episode 35 – The World Encompassed Pt. 2

  • Episode 34 – The World Encompassed Pt. 1

    Episode 34 – The World Encompassed Pt. 1

    12/02/2019

    In this episode, we cover the beginning of Drake’s great circumnavigation of the globe. This episode covers Drake’s Atlantic voyage (including his power struggle with Sir Thomas Doughty) and his entry into the Pacific. By now, Drake’s flagship is the only ship remaining. He is alone in the vast Spanish Pacific – and has no … Continue reading Episode 34 – The World Encompassed Pt. 1

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