The Redcoat History Podcast
Peninsular War: Was Wellington a Defensive General? (w/Marcus Cribb)

Peninsular War: Was Wellington a Defensive General? (w/Marcus Cribb)

March 1, 2021

Today we have a short bonus episode on the Peninsular War. Marcus Cribb, manager of Apsley House, joins the podcast today to answer the question, 'was Wellington a defensive General?' In this fun, concise episode he explains his thoughts and tries to shatter some of the myths.

To read more about Marcus's thoughts on Wellingtons generalship please see his excellent article: https://www.dukeofwellington.org/post/the-best-of-wellington-five-of-the-iron-duke-s-victories-that-surpass-waterloo

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Peninsular War: The Baker Rifle (an interview with Rob from Britishmuzzleloaders)

Peninsular War: The Baker Rifle (an interview with Rob from Britishmuzzleloaders)

February 14, 2021

In this month's Peninsular War episode I interview the amazing Rob from Britishmuzzleloaders - he is a walking encyclopedia of historical British rifles and muskets. Today he teaches me all about the Development, accuracy, rate of fire and tactical use of the Baker Rifle - aka the Pattern 1800 Infantry Rifle.

 

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The Peninsular War: An interview with Forlorn Hope Band - Heavy Metal meets Military History

The Peninsular War: An interview with Forlorn Hope Band - Heavy Metal meets Military History

February 1, 2021

In this bonus Redcoat History Podcast episode, I meet Chris Simpson from the awesome heavy metal band Forlorn Hope. They have an entire album all about the Peninsular War, and in February 2021 their new single drops - To the Bitter End - a thrilling retelling of the story of the 1916 defence of Frankfurt Trench.

 

You can check out the band's website here - https://forlornhope.uk/to-the-bitter-end-2021 

 

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The Peninsular War: The Battle of Bussaco (September 1810)

The Peninsular War: The Battle of Bussaco (September 1810)

January 13, 2021

In the latest episode of Season 3 of The Redcoat History Podcast, we examine the Battle of Busacco...fought in Portugal on the 27th September 1810. The battle is important for many reasons - not least of which as it marked the coming of age of the newly reorganized and re-equipped Portuguese army which would achieve so much throughout the rest of the Peninsular war.

March in the ranks and sit alongside Wellington as he decides when and how to try and stop the third French invasion of Portugal - will he be successful or will Marshal Massena's army of veterans brush the Redcoats aside and advance to Lisbon?

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Peninsular War: Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Talavera (w/Marcus Cribb)

Peninsular War: Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Talavera (w/Marcus Cribb)

December 14, 2020

In the latest installment of the Redcoat History Podcast I talk to Marcus Cribb (manager of Apsley House) all about the first Richard Sharpe book "Sharpe's Eagle". We follow the plot of the novel and explain which bits are true and which bits do not conform to the actual history of the Battle of Talavera. It's a really fun episode...Pls let me know your favourite Sharpe book. 

 

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Britain’s Foreign Legion: The 5/60th Rifles in the Peninsular War

Britain’s Foreign Legion: The 5/60th Rifles in the Peninsular War

November 16, 2020

The 5/60th Rifles were arguably the most elite unit of Wellington's Peninsular army. Dressed in green, carrying the Baker Rifle, they fought in virtually every battle from 1808 to 1814. But did you know that they were mainly foreigners - Germans, Russians and Hungarians?

In this in-depth interview, Rob Griffith talks with Redcoat History all about the formation, tactics and eventual disbandment of this impressive unit.

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Galloping at Everything: British cavalry in the Peninsular War (Redcoat History with Marcus Cribb)

Galloping at Everything: British cavalry in the Peninsular War (Redcoat History with Marcus Cribb)

October 13, 2020

The British cavalry of the Napoleonic wars has often been criticised, including by the Duke of Wellington himself who accused them of "galloping at everything". But was the criticism fair? How were they organised? How were they recruited? Did they perform well? In the latest episode of the Redcoat History Podcast I talk with Marcus Cribb (manager of Apsley House) to try and answer all of these questions.

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The Peninsular War: The return of Sir Arthur Wellesley and the crossing of the Douro River (May 1809)

The Peninsular War: The return of Sir Arthur Wellesley and the crossing of the Douro River (May 1809)

September 16, 2020

It's Spring 1809 and Sir Arthur Wellesley (later the Duke of Wellington) has returned to Portugal to continue the campaign against the French invaders. In this important episode, we see Wellington at his most decisive as he sends his army across the Douro River to throw the French out of northern Portugal at the 2nd Battle of Oporto.

The Early Life of the Duke of Wellington (a conversation with Joshua Provan)

The Early Life of the Duke of Wellington (a conversation with Joshua Provan)

August 17, 2020

In this episode of the Redcoat History Podcast, myself and Joshua Provan (adventuresinhistoryland.com) discuss The Duke of Wellington's early life when he was still known as Sir Arthur Wellesley. 

 

Where did he go to school? Was he a good junior officer? How did he perform in India? Josh answers all of these questions and many, many more.

 

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The Brown Bess Musket: With Rob from Britishmuzzleloaders

The Brown Bess Musket: With Rob from Britishmuzzleloaders

July 15, 2020

In this episode my good friend Rob from the excellent Britishmuzzleloader YouTube channel tells me all about the history, development and use of the Brown Bess Musket (used by the bulk of the British army during the Peninsular War and beyond). 

"Brown Bess" is a nickname for the British Army's muzzle-loading smoothbore flintlock Musket and its derivatives. Ever wondered where the name came from or why the weapon was in use for so long? Then have a listen and find out. 

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