The American History Podcast

with Sarah Tanksalvala

Roanoke, Croatoan.

The Lost Colony of Roanoke

Listen on: iTunes Subscribe on Android Stitcher and more   The story of Roanoke gives us a unique glimpse into English colonization failures.  Colonization wasn’t easy.  Life on ships was hard.  North America was little-understood.  Communication was impossible, and it took a huge amount of money.  The Spanish were ready to wipe out any settlement that did make Read more about The Lost Colony of Roanoke[…]

Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot

Prologue: Why the English came to America, Pt. 2

Listen on: iTunes Subscribe on Android Stitcher and more   The social turmoil Henry VIII (and his first two crowned children) introduced would ultimately lead England into a Civil War, but two monarchs managed to maintain stability and peace despite the opposing forces. Elizabeth I and James I/VII not only maintained English stability and fostered some of England’s Read more about Prologue: Why the English came to America, Pt. 2[…]

Pilgrimage of Grace

Prologue: Why the English came to America

Listen on: iTunes Subscribe on Android Stitcher and more   Henry VIII created the social upheaval which ultimately fueled people colonizing America.  In his quest for peace and stability, he created extreme instability which, at its height, led 40,000 people to rise against him in one year. This was the defining moment of the social groups who would Read more about Prologue: Why the English came to America[…]