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Random History of Belgium

The Random history of #Belgium is a #historypodcast where I tell stories from our past, in a non-chronological order. These stories can be an event, a person, company or cultural phenomenon from Belgium. 

This to inform, educate and entertain the listeners.

Wars, kings, new beat, movies, inventions, painters, our industry and much, much more. (check the past episodes to get an idea of the subjects). 

Every two weeks, we'll bring you the best stories from our history, without ads, nagging, begging or other interruptions.

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Main reference page:  http://rhob.be  

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Jan 31, 2017

The "Handelsbeurs" of Antwerp is not only a beautiful building, it's also an important place for the history of free trade, and the stock market. Hear all about it in this episode about the Spanish fury, Pagadders, Antwerp, Amsterdam, Bruges and open trade.

https://youtu.be/6gD1p4C3etI  (amazing pictures inside...


Jan 17, 2017

The Random history of Belgium Episode 19 is about the United Belgian states (Verenigde Belgische staten), a predecessor for Belgium as a sovereign state in the French revolution era. 
It deals with the revolt, patriots, Vonckists and Statists in Belgium.

 


Jan 3, 2017

The Belgian expedition to the arctic region on the ship 'Belgica' is a shipping and expedition story. Adrien de Gerlache led the expedition on it's famous end-of-the 19th century voyage.
The links I referred to in the podcast episode are below.

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Books:
VOYAGE OF THE BELGICA - Fifteen Months in the Antarctic by...