Greenland: Erik The Red’s story

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?

The Story of Valette and The Great Siege of Malta

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. Right? Wrong.

Bahrain, Abu Tahir al-Jannabi’s Story

Abu Tahir was the leader of a mystical offshoot of mainstream Islam known as Qarmatians. He created a communist society, and defended it from the Abbasid Caliphate. But soon his hatred would drive him to do something that would cement his place in Islamic history as one of the most despised men to ever have existed.

Andorra, The Story Of Wilfred The Hairy

The March of Barcelona was created as a buffer zone by Charlemagne in the 8th century. Over the course of years, all counties except Andorra were absorbed by Spain or France. Listen in for the bizarre history of why Andorra exists as an independent country to this day.

Albania, The Story Of Skanderbeg

Skanderbeg was an Albanian who lived in the 15th century. As the Ottoman Empire pushed into his tiny homeland he made the decision to stand and fight. Surely one man commanding and a few peasants could not expect to stand against the largest and most advanced army in the world, could he?

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