Friday, 18 March 2011

History of Rome - The Palmyrene Wars

Have you ever heard of the Palmyrene empire?  It was a short lived entity that came to prominence during the disruption to the empire at the end of the third century.  It was led by a woman called Zenobia. As always Mike Duncan does a great job of bring the story to life.  Palmyria briefly shone as a major power but was soon to fall and never be heard from again.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

The China History Podcast: CHP-007-RB-The Empress Wu Zetian-REBROADCAST

 The China History podcast isn't done in chronological order, so I don't see any particular need to review them in the order that they are broadcast either.  As I know very little about Chinese history I just dip into the backlog and pick out that shows like this one that look interesting.