Category Archives: History

VOK 380: The Vollop #2 – The Election of 1876


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Join the Vassals of Kingsgrave as they continue their homage to the awesome podcast “The Dollop” with the second installment of The Vollop!

Hosts Greg (claudiusthefool), Matt (Varley), Bina (Bina007) & Casey (BlueEyedQueen) discuss the absurdity of the U.S. Presidential Election of 1876 as well as the parallels to the current state of American politics.

Edited by Greg.

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VoK 375: ‘Harlots’ (Hulu Mini-Series)


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Glen (Dagos_Rivers) is joined by Bina (Bina007) and new host Katie (Taindana) to discuss the highly rated, but little watched, drama ‘Harlots’ (ITV Encore).

Also discussed:
-Eurovision.
-Future podcasts.
-‘Keepers’ and their advantages.

Duration: 00:56:18

Edited by Dagos_Rivers

References (Courtesy of Katie):

A Study of Criminal Subcultures in Eighteenth-Century England by Rictor Norton

Some Thoughts on . . . The History of the Word “Prostitute”

    http://rictornorton.co.uk

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VoK 362 – Talking Targaryens Part Tres


targcastlargerWelcome to the third instalment of our Talking Targaryens series and the reason why many of the participants have been sporting the same forum picture. The now actually annual podcast will cover the World of Ice and Fire book’s Targaryen section from Baelor first of his name to Daeron the second. Our cast is comprised of Patrick the Conqueror, Hannah the Blessed, Nadia the Cruel, Adam the Unworthy, Tanja the Good and Paul the Small.

The Hosts:
Paul (Ser Dinner Roll)
Patrick (Ser Patrick the Tall)
Adam (drownedsnow)
Tanja (scilens)
Hannah (shadowbaby)
Nadia

Baelon the 1st : 0:02:56

Viserys 2nd : 0:48:17

Aegon the 4th: 1:16:41

Daeron 2nd: 1:47:52

Aftershow : 2:14:10

Patrick (The Tall) – Editor

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VoK 361 – The Vollop


nintchdbpict0002833939701You’re listening to The Vollop – Vassals of Kingsgrave’s homage to The Dollop, in which Bina007 reads a true story to her friends ClaudiusTheFool/Greg and Matt/Varley who have no idea what the topic is going to be about.

Music credit: Billy Joel, We Didn’t Start The Fire

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VoK 327: Movie Roundtable (Vol.3) – War Edition


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War… what is it good for? The Vassals take up arms in defense of their favorite war movies. Join Duncan (Valkyrist), Bina (Bina007), Zach (Alias), Thomas (FTWard), and Matt (Varley) as they grapple with the slippery definitions, prevailing themes, provocative images, and moral ambiguities of the war genre.

10:10 – Waterloo (Sergei Bondarchuk, 1970)
34:08 – The Bridge on the River Kwai (David Lean, 1957)
57:45 – Letters from Iwo Jima (Clint Eastwood, 2007)
1:19:23 – First Blood (Ted Kotcheff, 1982)

Warning: Contains #SPOILERS# for all four films

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist

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VoK 282: War & Peace (BBC One series)


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Bina007, Stuart (Firenzed) and Imogen.OB discuss, in various permutations, Tolstoy’s epic tale of love amidst the Russian aristocracy during the Napoleonic wars.

To start, Bina007 & Firenzed cover the major story arcs of the mini-series, the depiction of war and other adaptations of the novel. Then at 1hr 7mins, Bina007 & Imogen.OB get into an in-depth discussion of the novel and the mini-series. Finally, the aftershow begins at 1hr 58mins and includes:  Intro to Firenzed, ASOIAF and Chekhov Wildfire; plug for Cockneymoot on May 1st at Blenheim Palace; a lot of Sega/Creative Assembly Empire and Napoleonic Total War chat; our thoughts on Napoleon more generally.

Contains spoilers for the the novel, its adaptations, and Napoleonic history, if such a thing is possible, as well as occasional references to A Song of Ice and Fire.

Music: Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. This was also composed, like War and Peace, many decades after the battle of Borodino to commemorate Russia seeing of the perfidious French invasion.

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Sources mentioned in the podcast:
[BBC TV] The 2016 miniseries
[BBC Radio] The 2015 radio play/podcast
[Bondarchuk!] A clip from the 1967 4 hour Soviet film
[Audrey!] A clip from the 1956 Hollywood epic
[ReliveWaterloo] Real-time Waterloo timeline
[Napoleon The Great?] Debate on Napoleon’s legacy
[Napoleon’s Crimes?] Controversial French book

VoK 279: The Revenant [2016] (Review)


Revenant Movie.jpgThe vassals gather to discuss the film “The Revenant” as well as the life of Hugh Glass, who’s life and deeds inspired the book that inspired the film.

Hosts Greg (claudiusthefool), Jack (It_Rhymes_With_Sleek), Amber (Amberrocks) & Matt (Varley) discuss the life of the mountain man, the ferocity of grizzly bear attacks as well as make way too many beaver references.

Contains spoilers for the novel “The Revenant” as well as the film.

Edited by Greg

Music: “Crawling Back” by Roy Orbison

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