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HISTORY

PastAccess takes you to some of the more interesting cities, battlefields, museums, and areas of historical relevance around the world.

Along this journey we have discovered the people and events that make history come alive.

Here are some of those stories from our journeys, cross-referenced with our podcast episodes.

ROME

The Eternal City

Senatus Populusque Romanus (SPQR)

Roman Senate and People

Imperial Rome lasted 1,500 years...taking the place of the Republic that survived 500 years. Emperor after Emperor found out the hard way that governing Rome was a tough job that usually led to assassination.

 

Episode:
Rome (Part One), Rome (Part Two)

Vikings!!

(793-1066)

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Episodes:
Stockholm: 
Denmark:
Norway:

The Habsburg Dynasty

(1218-1914)

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Episode:
Florence: Renaissance Men

The Renaissance

(1300-1700)

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Episode:
Florence: Renaissance Men

Sweden Power Grab:

(1611 - 1721)

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Episode:
Stockholm: Let's "Go A Viking!"

Thirty Years War

(1618-1635)

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Episode:
Paris: City of Light

House of Bourbon

(1589-1792)

Rooted from the Capetian Dynasty, this french house would spread its influence through the greatest halls of power in France, Spain, and Italy.

Begun in 1272, this dynasty lasted 3 00 years. Their impact on the world stage through military, politics, marriage unions, and cultural advancements was truly amazing. 

Episode:
Paris: City of Lights

American Revolution

(1765-1783)

"Trouble makers" like Sam Adams, orators and firebrands like Patrick Henry, and various statesmen and  generals alike helped to forge a new nation upon the world scene. The world's strongest army and navy would turn its focus towards rebellious colonies only to be frustrated by a patchwork colonial army and the aligned French. Great Britain had her hands full for this eight year conflict that "Turned the World Upside Down".

Episode:
Washington D.C.: American Pride

French Revolution

(1789-1799)

Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite !!!

A lofty motto for a new nation and a movement that would nearly shake the establishment of Europe to her very knees. The French Revolution help to re-align the power structure in France however it turned sour very quickly with the Reign of Terror. In the early 19th century the seeds of the revolution led to the Imperial government and the rule of Napoleon. The Grand Army would bleed across Europe until halted at Waterloo.

Episode:
Paris: City of Light

American Civil War

(1861-1865)

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Episodes:
Washington D.C.: A Capitol Idea,
American Civil War: Brother vs. Brother

The Impressionists

(1870s-1880s)

Ahead of their time, the Impressionists put the art world on its collective ear. Ridiculed by the establishment, these pioneer artists paved the way for other avante-garde artists to push the envelope. Beginning in France in the 1860's, this style of painting gave a different perspective of light and color using light brushwork in landscape scenes, portraits, still life, and natural settings. 

Episode:
Paris: City of Light,
Amsterdam: Venice of the North

The Great War

(1914-1918)

The War to End All Wars was a titanic and traumatic event for millions that led to towards shaping the world we live in today. Truly a world conflict that was only eclipsed by WW2, the Great War marked the end of innocence and ushered in the mechanized killing fields that this generation was ill prepared for. Take a listen to our World War One podcast and YouTube program as Past Access tours battlefields, museums, and cemeteries across the world.

Episode:
The Great War Revisited

The Lost Generation

(1921-1926)

Following World War One, a generation of young people felt lost and disillusioned. Many expats from waring nations started over and began lives in Europe just as art and literature begun to evolve and bloom again. Paris was the epicenter and the place to be in the 1920's.

Episode:
Paris: City of Light

Nuremberg Rallies to Trial

(1933-1949)

From staged parades and political spectacles in the early years of Nazi power to the international court of law to judge the guilty of post-war Germany, Nuremberg served as "bookends" to this human tragedy known as the Second World War.

Episode:
Paris: City of Light

World War Two

(1938-1945)

The Second World War has no equal to the cost of life and wealth in the folly of human warfare. Yet, it still stands as a Good versus Evil conflict with the fate of a free world in the balance. History tells us that there is more to it than the black and white retelling of these seminal events.

Episode:
Dresden: From the Ashes, Nuremberg: Crossroads

The Dutch Resistance

ORANJE

The Dutch people were in the cross-hairs of Nazi occupation during World War Two and there were three options for the people of the Netherlands.

You could resist, you could lay low, or you could collaborate.

All of these options had their own unique outcome.

Episode:
Amsterdam: The Venice of the North

Space Race

(1950-1987)

The Cold War between super powers the USSR and the United States was heating up and space was the new frontier. The Soviets started a collection of "firsts" with Sputnik and Yuri Gagarin. The Americans were quickly on their heels with their rocketry program.

Answering a call-to-action from the late President John F. Kennedy, NASA reached for the moon in 1969. 

Episode: Space Race

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