In the late third century, The Roman empire teetered on the brink of total collapse.
Emperors are raised in rapid succession before being murdered and replaced with another.
Like rats on a sinking ship prominent generals declare independence, taking with them the richest provinces in The Empire.
It seemed that, finally after 700 years of prominence The Realm’s fall was imminent….
Khalid was a member of the aristocracy in the Arabian trading city of Mecca.
When a local named Muhammad began claiming he was the Prophet of God, Khalid and his family fought tooth and nail to stamp out his movement.
Less than two years later Khalid would turn his back on centuries of tradition, and formally embrace Islam.
Thundering out of the desert, at the head of an army of zealous new converts, came Khalid Ibn Al Walid.
The world would never be the same again.
Simo Häyhä was a Finnish farmer born in the 1900’s, known around his village for his wickedly sharp aim with a hunting rifle.
when Stalin and The Red Army invaded Finland.
Rushed to the front, his kill-count quickly rose.
His fellow Finns nicknamed him The Magic Sniper, but to the Russians he was Belaya Smert,
The White Death.
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.
Q: Where can I listen to it?
Q: How often do you release?
A: Fortnightly episodes with some bonus content (interviews, history movie reviews etc) on the off-week.
Q: Where can I get the latest updates?
A: Our Instagram page has regular postings about next episodes, as well as supporting pictures.