Baltic Wars: Scandinavia from 1520 - 1809 (and before and beyond) is a new season of Great Big History Podcast. In Baltic Wars we are going to talk about the Murders, the Wars, the Heroes, the Villains of North and Eastern Europe.
In this episode we look at how a revolt in the South Eastern Ukraine sparked a larger war and then a Russian Invasion which set off Western intervention in the Baltic. We Look at the Time of Troubles, Poland-Lithuania's army, a genocide of Jewish settlers which was a precursor to ethnic violence for the next 400 years. We look at battles won and lost and treaties signed but never carried out. And we set up the wars to come in the 1650s and beyond.
you can find my book on Sweden in the 1650s in the link at the top of the webpage or through the link here (Invasions, Insurgency and Interventions: Sweden's wars in the 1650s)
Christopher Gennari, Ph.D is a Full Professor of History at Camden County College.