Category Florida History

American Revolutionary battles in East Florida

In this week’s Florida History Podcast we discuss the key battles that took place in modern-day Duval and Nassau counties. This is episode 12 of our Albion Florida series. Episode 1- Introduction, El Camino Real and why Florida was different Episode 2- Building the Castillo de San Marcos Episode 3- Queen Anne’s War Part 1- […]

Patrick Tonyn & The first Continental Army invasion of Florida

On this week’s Florida History Podcast, as part of our ongoing Albion Florida series, we discuss Florida Governor Patrick Tonyn, a particularly toxic character and the first attempts by the newly-declared Independent United State to invade East Florida. Episode 1- Introduction, El Camino Real and why Florida was different Episode 2- Building the Castillo de San Marcos […]

Catholicism in Florida and The American Revolution

The role of Catholicism in Florida staying loyal to the crown and related topics is the topic on this week’s Florida History Podcast, Episode 10 of the Albion Florida Series  – Both East and West Florida had a far larger percentage of Catholics in 1775 than any of the Thirteen Colonies. British policy from the […]

Dear Governor DeSantis – You may want to know the history of Catholics in Florida before you keep manipulating the teaching of history

Editors Note: Timing is everything. The below column ran about a year ago and got very little traction. But this week we have our ongoing Albion Florida podcast series, dealing coincidentally with Catholicism (podcast will release Tuesday and was taped a month ago) and the State of Florida, banning textbooks, albeit math textbooks. And it’s […]

The American Revolution in Florida- an introduction

The American Revolution’s impact on Florida isn’t widely taught or discussed. But it was very much a part of the development of what today is the State of Florida. On this week’s Florida History Podcast, we begin a series of podcasts looking the Revolutionary War in Florida. This is Episode 9 of our Albion Florida […]

Albion Florida Podcast series – updated links and schedule

We begin discussing the American Revolution with this Tuesday’s release. Here is the updated schedule and links of already released podcasts. Episode 1- Introduction, El Camino Real and why Florida was different Episode 2- Building the Castillo de San Marcos Episode 3- Queen Anne’s War Part 1- March to war, Battle of the Flint River, […]

Mission San Luis colonial home

British Florida 1763-1775

On this week’s Florida History Podcast, we set the stage for a sweeping narrative in the coming weeks on the American Revolutionary War in Florida, by discussing the period of British rule prior to the initiation of hostilities. We discuss the re-population of St Augustine, Pensacola’s importance, the founding of New Smyrna Beach, the early […]

Florida becomes British – Florida’s importance to the British Empire

Florida Albion Podcast Archives In this episode we discuss the British takeover of Florida and why  the British made Florida an important strategic point in their empire. Florida was , contrary to the mythical American narrative about the era, critical between 1763 and 1782.   We begin the road to the American Revolution with this episode. […]

Mission San Luis: rear of the complex