Virginia History Podcast

Virginia History Podcast

The Virginia History Podcast covers the rich history that has made the Commonwealth what it is today. Events covered during this podcast will include - Colonial Era American War for Independence Pre-Civil War Civil War Reconstruction Early Modern Virginia During the World's Wars Cold War Virginia Contemporary Virginia Along the way, I will blog, mostly small notes, resources, and pictures to supplement the history at www.vahistorypodcast.com... Show More

Episodes

September 25, 2020 69 min

In which historian Scott Dawson tells the "Lost Colony" story based upon primary sources and archaeological evidence found on Hatteras Island, NC.

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In which a young Henry Corbin emigrates to Virginia and builds a strong family that profoundly touches Virginia's story is recounted.

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In which Brent Tarter and I discuss the shaping of Modern Virginia as she emerged from the Civil War and into the 20th and 21st Centuries.

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In which historian Brent Tarter and I discuss the 18th Century and events leading up to the Civil War.

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In which I interview historian Brent Tarter for the first of three episodes in advance of his upcoming book Virginians and Their Histories.

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In which historian Tony Williams and I discuss his book The Pox and the Covenant to learn about how Bostonians handled the serious 1721 Smallpox epidemic in comparison to today's current virus pandemic.

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In which the Page family's 17th Century rise, 18th Century zenith, and 19th Century demise are recounted.

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In which the Burwell Family foundation and rise to prominence is recounted.

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February 22, 2020 41 min

In which the Harrison Family's founding as well as their influence on Virginia and the United States is illustrated.

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January 27, 2020 28 min

In which Lee family patriarch Richard I and wife Anne Constable's lives as well as the lives of many of their descendants are briefly illustrated.

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December 12, 2019 15 min

In which a series outlining Virginia's "First Families" is begun by introducing the Bolling Family Line.

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In which I had the pleasure of interviewing Cherles Berkeley, 27th generation owner of Berkeley Castle, and we discuss the Gloucestershire influence upon Berkeley Plantation and Virginia's history.

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In which a few haunted tales from Virginia Beach's Thoroughgood House are retold from L.B. Taylor's The Ghosts of Tidewater.

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October 23, 2019 30 min

In which Governor Berkeley challenges the Navigation Acts before The Council for Foreign Plantations and King Charles II's Privy Council, while the Virginia settler landscape evolves.

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In which Thomas Mathews - portrayed by Historic Jamestowne's Willie Balderson - recalls the terrible events and aftermath of Bacon's Rebellion.

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August 22, 2019 32 min

In which Sir William Berkeley and King Charles II return to power and begin organizing their lands under the renewed Stuart cause once again.

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In which Dr. Warren Billings and I talk about Sir William Berkeley's importance on 17th Century Virginia's development.

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July 26, 2019 30 min

In which fallout from the English Civil War is felt in Virginia and Maryland as both colonies endure changes under the English Protectorate.

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In which I interview Dr. Ashley Spivey concerning Native Virginian history, culture, influence, as well as past, present, and future Native concerns.

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June 27, 2019 21 min

In which events surrounding the English Civil War, Virginia religious freedom, and free trade are used by the Matthews-Claiborne faction to remove Governor Berkeley from office are detailed.

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