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Written In Blood History

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I regret to announce that — though, as I said, two years is far too short a time to spend among you — this is the end. I am going. I am leaving now. Good bye. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
"To Jack, however, it was glorious drama. He stood there, his Macmillan kilt bright against the grey smoke, chin up, fingers working, left elbow rhythmically squeezing the sack, right foot tapping the beat - playing a wild, heathen dance to Vul
Follow Autumn and learn more about Reading's Boys at the following links: @__autumnleaf__ https://thereadingpost.com/author/ahendrickson/ https://www.facebook.com/readingsboys It is my intention to cover as much of our town’s sons (and perhaps
"The stubbornness of this young man was beginning to get to me. He was just a kid – and I’m a mature command pilot. Besides all of that, this was my airplane, and it made me angry that this punk was trying to tell me what I could and could not
"Forget everything else, every fight that has been won or lost before and all of those that will be contested in years to come. Forget every battle of man against man, of mind against mind, of soul against soul. This is the one. This is the gre
“One ought to teach the silly Christians rather than punish them.” - Julian the Apostate Our subject today, understanding his faith, on face value seems quite simple. And yet, the more you understand him, the more complex the relashiship gets.
Quick update to a few housekeeping notes, show schedule, etc., plus some insight into what goes on with my time outside of podcasting. https://www.patreon.com/writteninbloodhistory Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
“These few words are being set down here as they come from my mind and my heart. And if I must write them with my hands in chains, I find that much better than if my will were in chains.” For Franz Jagerstatter, he somehow recognized the Nazi’s
"O Sarah, I wait for you there! Come to me, and lead thither my children." https://www.patreon.com/writteninbloodhistory Further Reading/Principle Sources: https://www.pbs.org/kenburns/civil-war/war/historical-documents/sullivan-ballou-letter/
“The principle aim of John’s aristocratic knights was to seize foreign territory, settle on it themselves, create estates, install tenants, marry the sisters and daughters of other invading Normans and establish their own dynasty. They were lan
Discover the woman who commanded 70,000 pirates and owned the South China Sea. https://www.patreon.com/writteninbloodhistory Further Reading/Principle Sources: https://history.howstuffworks.com/historical-figures/mrs-cheng-ching-shih-pirate.htm
"I can’t do it. I’ve got to get into something that brings me hard, solid gold in my hand." https://www.patreon.com/writteninbloodhistory Further Reading/Principle Sources: Hatch, Thom. 2014. The last outlaws: the lives and legends of Butch Cas
I am extremely fortunate to have the chance to interview Mr. Donald Cooke. His story picks up after the Ayatollah has seized control of Iran. And so enjoy this sequel of sorts, told from an eye witness to the dramatic events surrounding the Ira
“We made the Shah what he has become. We nurtured his love for grandiose geopolitical schemes and supplied him the hardware to indulge his fantasies. Now, his regime is coming apart under the pressures of imported modernization.” https://www.pa
"Dozens of stowaway microorganisms lurked on board, and Mir had developed the distinct aroma of sweaty men locked in a small house with cognac." https://www.patreon.com/writteninbloodhistory Further Reading/Principle Sources: http://www.spacefa
“Only fancy to yourself, an old German Baron, with a large brilliant star on his breast, three French aides-de-camp and a large, spoiled Italian dog, and none of all that company could speak a word of English.”  https://www.patreon.com/writteni
“Most of all the blood, my arms are up to the elbows in blood. That is the most terrible thing that lies in my soul.” Patreon Further Reading/Principle Sources:Taubman, William. 2017. Khrushchev: the man, his era. Credits:Cover Art Credit: Cour
“I stayed alive while most of my contemporaries, my classmates at the Academy, my friends with whom I had worked in the party organization, lost their heads as enemies of the people."  Patreon Further Reading/Principle Sources:Taubman, William.
“Surely, in a building that had 1,942 keys, there were people who knew how to get down to these cellars without the permission of the authorities..." Patreon Further Reading/Principle Sources: https://www.messynessychic.com/2014/08/26/unmasking
“Although born a slave I always felt that I was a man and ought to be free, and I would be free or die.”   Patreon Further Reading/Principle Sources:Lineberry, Cate. 2018. Be free or die: the amazing story of Robert Smalls' escape from slavery
From the bottom of my heart, I thank all of you history fans out there who found all of this worthwhile. Patreon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
"So forever in the future Shall I battle as of yore, Dying to be born a fighter But to die again once more." Patreon Further Reading/Principle Sources:Axelrod, Alan. 2006. Patton: a biography. Credits:Cover Art Credit: Courtney DiJulius Music C
"I daresay that for every man remembered for acts of peace there are fifteen made immortal by war and since in my mind all life is a struggle to perpetuate your name, war is naturally my choice." Patreon Further Reading/Principle Sources:Axelro
"The skeleton sits forever with us at the feast. It may mean murder, it may mean abdication, but it serves always to remind us of the unexpected." Patreon Further Reading/Principle Sources:Tuchman, Barbara W. 1994. The guns of August. New York:
“Somme. The whole history of the world cannot contain a more ghastly word.” Patreon Further Reading/Principle Sources:Carpenter, Humphrey. 2002. JRR Tolkien: a biography. London: HarperCollins. Credits:Cover Art Credit: Courtney DiJulius Music
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