Empires a Podcast

Hosted by William Dalrymple and Anita Anand

By Monica Fritz | January 14, 2023

What better to do on a winter day than listen to this wonderful history podcast hosted by William Dalrymple and Anita Anand on the subject of Empires. 
Among the many brilliant historians joining is Cornucopia's Barnaby Rogerson talking about the Ottoman siege of Cyprus and Caroline Finkel, still in the making, on Evilya Celebi. Barnaby was 'held hostage' to continue with a follow up episode on the Battle of Lepanto.

This delightful  series of history talks starts with the British in India, episode 1, The East India Company and continues with The Partition, the Indians in East Africa and The Constitution. All very casually spoken about as if the speakers had been there. Sometimes loaded with information, sometimes even gossipy. The second series talks about the Ottoman Empire opening with Byzantium and the Rise of the Turks, Suleiman the Great and more, all rich in stories of battles, sieges, princes and princesses... Not to miss!
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