Lapulapu was a Chieftain of the Filipino island of Mactan in the 16th century. When the European explorer Magellan, arrived at his homeland and pushed Christianity on his people he resisted. Even after every other Chieftain had accepted the new faith he stood firm.
The European’s were eager to make an example of this apostate, but things would not go the way they’d planned…
Eric The Red was a Norwegian farmer in the 10th century. After finding himself incompatible with the rules of civilisation he sailed west looking for a new place to call home in the frigid wastes of Greenland
Now, the ruins of a tiny stone church are the only reminder of his colony that had once tamed this harsh and unforgiving land… What happened to it?
In the year 1565 an enormous Ottoman fleet departed Constantinople heading for the tiny Mediterranean island of Malta. With around 40,000 troops onboard, the army was tasked with the eradication of a handful of Christian knights, ‘The Knights Hospitaller’.
With only around 500 knights to defend the island, it seemed the siege would be over quickly.
Q: What is this podcast about?
A: Anthology Of Heroes is a history podcast that tells the story of national heroes or villains from every country of the world, focusing on those whose actions shaped their country.
Q: Is this show appropriate for all ages?
A: Generally, yes. There are occasional cuss words from me, and usually if an episode discusses mature themes (usually descriptions of graphic violence) I will put a warning at the start of an episode.
Q: Do you want to collaborate?
A: Definitely, if you’re from one of the countries we’re covering I would love to interview you and discuss your country’s history.
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Q: How often do you release?
A: Fortnightly episodes with some bonus content (interviews, history movie reviews etc) on the off-week.
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