Fortune's Wheel: A Podcast History of the Late Middle Ages

Jonathon LaRosa

Fortune's Wheel is a narrative history podcast focusing on the Late Middle Ages, approximately the mid-900s to 1492. This largely overlooked time period would see the formation of modern national borders as well as tell the intricate story of a land opening its eyes from the intellectual Dark Ages and into the most pivotal movements that will re-structure the world we know today: the Age of Exploration, the Reformation, the Renaissance, and the Enlightenment. Become a Paid Subscriber: http Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fortuneswheelpodcast/support read less

087: Analysis of a Harrying
22-12-2022
087: Analysis of a Harrying
I won’t pretend that I even came close to a definitive answer to my lingering questions regarding William’s actions in the North during the winter of 1069 - 1070, but these are my thoughts and how I tried to work some of it all out, trying to come to terms with how such a thing could have happened in the first place. I hope I did the general discourse on the subject at least a little justice, however, admittedly, this is hardly a conclusion on the matter. Maybe one day we’ll have a better understanding how such atrocities can happen to our fellow humans. Until then, I suppose just lingering questions… Members-Only Series on Patreon: Don’t forget to head over to Patreon, as well, to hear an entirely new series on the what’s happening around England and Normandy while William becomes the conqueror of legend! For only a few bucks per month, you can hear these fascinating tales of how seemingly unconnected events and decisions made in places like Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and other places directly affect the eventual Norman Conquest of the region! Every dime donated will be put directly back into the show, so I hope you consider becoming a Patreon member! Just follow this link to our Patreon page to peruse the right “subscription” for you: https://www.patreon.com/FortunesWheelPodcast. Social Media: Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/fortunes.wheel.3 Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/WheelPodcast Music: Music for this episode is called “Psycho” by Alex Besss (not a typo on the last name). Check him out at https://uppbeat.io/t/alex-besss/psycho [License code: Z56NEGWX66PXWD2G] --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fortuneswheelpodcast/support
072: An English Catastrophe
28-07-2022
072: An English Catastrophe
Today, we have a lot of questions following the death of King Harold II Godwinson. What was the battlefield like the next day? Who was still left in England to put up a resistance against Duke William? And, most importantly, who was king of England in late-October of 1066? Useful Links Mentioned in the Episode: Injuries From Medieval Arrows Just As Horrific As Gunshot Wounds. Heritage Daily. (2020, May 7). Retrieved July 13, 2022, from https://www.heritagedaily.com/2020/05/injuries-from-medieval-arrows-just-as-horrific-as-gunshot-wounds/128492 Martin Foys | Published in History Today Volume 66 Issue 10 October 2016. (2016, October 10). Shot through the eye and who's to blame? History Today. Retrieved July 13, 2022, from https://www.historytoday.com/shot-through-eye-and-who%E2%80%99s-blame Members-Only Series on Patreon: Don’t forget to head over to Patreon, as well, to hear an entirely new series on the rise of Poland during the 10th and 11th centuries! For only a few bucks per month, you can hear this fascinating tale of how a small group of Slavs transformed into the formidable Polish people who will one day direct European politics for over a century! Every dime donated will be put directly back into the show, so I hope you consider becoming a Patreon member! Just follow this link to our Patreon page to peruse the right “subscription” for you: https://www.patreon.com/FortunesWheelPodcast. Social Media: Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/fortunes.wheel.3 Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/WheelPodcast Music: Music for this episode is called “Psycho” by Alex Besss (not a typo on the last name). Check him out at https://uppbeat.io/t/alex-besss/psycho [License code: Z56NEGWX66PXWD2G] --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fortuneswheelpodcast/support