Monthly Archives: August 2010

The Trung Sisters vs China


The Trung sisters were daughters of a Vietnamese lord in the first century, when Vietnam was occupied by the Han Dynasty. Listen in and learn how these remarkable leaders fought to free their kingdom and why they remain highly revered … Continue reading

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Why is Richard I called the Lionheart?


Today, Richard I — better known as Richard the Lionheart — is an iconic, legendary figure in European history. But how did he become “the Lionheart” in the first place? Tune in and learn more about Richard I in this … Continue reading

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The Lovers of Catherine the Great


It gets lonely at the top, and even larger-than-life monarchs like Catherine the Great needed a bit of romance now and then. Tune in and learn more about Catherine’s lovers — and if she ever found the true love she … Continue reading

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The Battles of the Pyramids and Nile


In 1798 Napoleon decided to launch an expedition to Egypt instead of leading a direct attack on England — but why? In this episode, Katie and Sarah explore the Battle of the Pyramids (Napoleon himself came up with the title). … Continue reading

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Five Stars of the Wild West


It didn’t take long for America to romanticize cowboys. Even after most cowboys gave up their spurs, Wild West shows captivated audiences across the country. Tune in and learn more about the stars of Wild West shows, from Buffalo Bill … Continue reading

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Catherine the Great in Power


Katie and Sarah highlight some of the details of Catherine the Great’s reign, from wars and rebellions to her Enlightenment ideals and desire to further Westernize Russia, in their continuing series on the influential female ruler.

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Catherine the Great’s Rise to Power


Catherine the Great remains one of the most influential female figures in European history, but how did she get her start? In the first segment of this two-part series, Sarah and Katie explore Catherine the Great’s rise to power.

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