Thursday, 26 September 2013

Podcast on the War of the Spanish Succession

Andrew Tumath contributed a nice article in the latest issue of the Journal of the Society of Army Historical Research on the British army in Spain after the Brihuega disaster. In the note about the author, it was mentioned that mr Tumath hosts a history podcast called A New History Podcast.

One of the series (or should this be podcasts?) is on the War of the Spanish Succession, neatly divided into yearly or half-yearly episodes. Well worth checking out, and listening to. Mr Tumath has a pleasant voice, and narrates eloquently and packs a lot of detail in his lectures. Yet, whilst taking the listeners from Northern Italy to London and then to Portugal, it remains clear and comprehensive.

Highly recommended, though his appreciation of the dreaded and evil Dutch Deputies keeping the Duke from picking his fruits from his victories seems a bit influenced by Chandler et al .......

1 comment:

Andrew Tumath said...

More Churchill than Chandler, but yes, I take your point; the English language materials are typically pro-Marlborough. I will aim to look more at the Republic in the forthcoming episodes, maybe balance it out some. In any case, if you could recommend any critical work on Marlborough's career I dare say I won't be the only one to appreciate it.