Hardcore History 57 – Kings of Kings II

Dan Carlin's Hardcore History episode 57

Dan Carlin is back with another Hardcore History Episode. This time we continue the Kings of Kings podcast mini-series.

The second instalment focus on the Kings of Achaemenid Persia, the biblical-era coup conspiracies and the horrific aftermath of ancient combat.

Dan take a look at the reign after Cyrus the Great (c. 600 – 530 BC), who was the founder of Achaemenid Empire, the first Persian Empire. He dissects Cyrus’ choices and psychology towards governing and that of transitioning the empire to his son Cambyses II (reigned from 530–522 BC).

Dan explains how power eventually corrupts, and how we can see this very clearly through each king transition of the Achaemenid Empire.

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Hardcore History 57 – Kings of Kings II