Virginia History Podcast

Virginia History Podcast

The Virginia History Podcast shares the Old Dominion's story in a chronological manner from the Colonial to Modern era with the occasional interview in the mix.... Show More

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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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In which author, genealogist, and historian K.I. Knight discusses how the First Africans arrived in Virginia, what happened to them after 1619, and how slavery evolved during 17th Century Virginia.

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In which continued English expansion beyond the James River brought the English into conflict with the Powhatan Tribes and to an extent themselves.

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In which Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Historian Nancy Egloff and I discuss Tenacity an exhibition covering 17th Century Virginia Women.

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In which archaeologist Lyle Browning discusses the history of Falling Creek Ironworks, as well as the archaeological work being done at Virginia and America's first ironworks.

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In which Tony Williams and I discuss how economics impacted Virginia's development, which in turn still influences America's growth today.

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In which Historic St. Luke's John Ericson discusses how religious wars impacted 17th Century Virginia's religious thought, and how that thought influenced the way America's Founding Fathers created religious freedom. This discussion is based upon Reverend Ericson's lecture "From Religious Wars to Religious Freedom."

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In which Jon Kukla and I discuss 17th Century Virginia governmental and societal stability. This discussion is based off of Dr. Kukla's 1985 American Historical Review article "Order and Chaos in Early America: Political and Social Stability in Pre-Restoration Virginia", which challenged the then prevailing notion that 17th Century Virginia was chaotic and unstable.

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February 24, 2019 23 min

In which issues surrounding the English Civil War begin affecting Governor Berkeley's Virginia.

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January 26, 2019 19 min

In which Governor Berkeley's arrival and first obstacles are recounted.

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December 6, 2018 19 min

In which Sir William Berkeley's early life and rise to power are detailed.

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In which I interview Graham Woodlief concerning the upcoming 400th Anniversary of the First Thanksgiving in Virginia.

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November 11, 2018 35 min

In which I interview Fort Monroe's superintendent Terry Brown.

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In which I interview the Shades of Our Past re-enactors about Grace Sherwood - The Witch of Pungo.

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September 14, 2018 21 min

In which the influence of Samuel Mathews, Sr. and William Claiborne is detailed more closely. Special attention is given to showing how their influence paved the way for Sir William Berkeley's timely arrival.

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In which Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation's Nancy Egloff and I discuss the foundation of Virginia's House of Burgesses.

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