The Book of Famous Sieges


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History is dominated by war, battles, and sieges. Our history books are full of these. But history books usually don't explain sieges in such an accessible and at times entertaining way as Tudor Jenks manages in this 1909 volume. The text and explanations are directed at children, but interested adults will profit from them in the same way. - Summary by Carolin (6 hr 34 min)

Chapters

Preface 4:30 Read by Daniel Sagner
The Taking of Cities 9:53 Read by Tommy Hersant
The First Period 6:29 Read by Kristine Bekere
A Siege in the Earliest Times 17:20 Read by Liam Young
The Siege of Troy 16:31 Read by Tommy Hersant
The Siege of Babylon, 538 BC 11:50 Read by Steven Seitel
The Siege of Plataea, 429 BC 16:18 Read by Steven Seitel
The Second Period 7:28 Read by Kristine Bekere
The Siege of Tyre, 327 BC 15:50 Read by Dan Ficklin
The Siege of Saguntum, 219 BC 8:54 Read by Steven Seitel
The Siege of Syracuse, 214 BC 6:40 Read by Steven Seitel
Siege of Alesia, 52 BC 22:58 Read by Steven Seitel
Jerusalem, 70 AD 23:22 Read by Elsie Selwyn
The Third Period 6:24 Read by Kristine Bekere
Constantinople, about 717 AD 18:30 Read by Colleen McMahon
Siege of Paris in 885 10:03 Read by AlosLovecraft
Siege of Antioch, 1097 AD 21:25 Read by Colleen McMahon
The Fourth Period 4:45 Read by Kristine Bekere
Siege of Orleans in 1428 23:27 Read by Steven Seitel
The Fall of Constantinople, 1453 13:08 Read by jenno
The Siege of Rhodes, 1522 29:31 Read by jenno
The Fifth Period 3:12 Read by Kristine Bekere
The Siege of Gibraltar, 1783 15:20 Read by Jon Scott Jones
The Siege of Antwerp, 1832 13:32 Read by Jon Scott Jones
The Siege of Vicksburg, 1863 19:55 Read by Elsie Selwyn
The Siege of Paris, 1870 17:59 Read by Kristine Bekere
The Siege of Port Arthur, 1904 29:09 Read by jenno