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Tribal Warmonger
$1 or more per month 8 patrons
You certainly pack a punch, but you're merely a gadfly in a world of great powers...


You get:

  • All WAR FEED privileges.
  • Access to BEFIT free, ad-free and "love me on Patreon so I can eat" free episodes of the redone/rebooted/reworked Thirty Years War series (from 23rd May).
  • Access the transcripts of the Thirty Years War series, wherein I'll put handy references, images and more to help you get even more out of this fascinating series.  Want to squeeze all the juice out of each episode? This is for you! Just look at the posted episode details and you'll find the transcript available to download there. 
  • You can vote in polls I hold on the Patreon page.
  • You'll sometimes have early access to content, bingeing privileges and the occasional surprise as well!
  • Your name on the WDF Hall of Fame, which can be found on the official website. Scroll to the bottom to see the list!

http://www.wdfpodcast.com/support-wdf/  

Supplicant Vassal
$2 or more per month 26 patrons
You're not going it alone anymore, but protection has its price. You trade your independence for your security, although you still dream big...


You get:

  • All AXESS FEED privileges.
  • Access to BEFIT free, ad-free and "love me on Patreon so I can eat" free episodes of Monday's programming - you just get the history!
  • You get those episodes one week earlier than regular listeners.
  • Access the transcripts of Monday's episodes.
  • Access to Louis XIV's Arms and Armies, a ten part series examining Louis XIV's military strategy, technology and army composition. 
  • WAR FEED access.
Scheming Ally
$3 or more per month 6 patrons
Best friends? HA! I bet you say that to all of your enemies! I respect your knack for intrigue, but I've got my eye on you...


You get:

  • All WAR FEED and AXESS FEED privileges.
  • Your rank sounds a bit more civilised...
Leader of the Coalition
$4 or more per month 1 patron
The diplomatic initiative has passed into your hands, and your interests are pushed ahead of all others. What you do with this power is up to you...


You get:

  • All WAR FEED and AXESS FEED privileges.
  • Your rank sounds not merely civilised, but supremely important!
Diplomatic Genius
$5 or more per month 182 patrons
You've transcended the mere quarrels of states, and you now control their destinies. We depend upon your expertise.


You get:

  • All XTRA FEED privileges.
  • At least an hour of additional content every month is yours, in addition to a vast back catalogue of audio you won't get anywhere else.
  • Access to the following previously released exclusive episodes/series:
    (i) The Hererro/Nama Genocide of German South West Africa in context.
    (ii) Fritz Fischer's German War Guilt Idea and whether it's still relevant today.
    (iii) An examination of how the Balkan Wars impacted Eastern European diplomacy before the First World War (iv) The second portion of my Alternative History deep dive where I examined what would have happened if Gavrilo Princip missed.
    (v)A biography of one of Louis XIV's most important foreign ministers, Simon Arnauld, Marquis de Pomponne, who guided French policy during the latter portion of the Franco-Dutch War and in the 1690's.
    (vi) A 12-part biography miniseries examining the life and times of Jan Sobieski, King of Poland.
    2) CURRENT:1956 - The Eventful Year, a multi-part series examining this pivotal year in the Cold War, which will run concurrently to the Korean War through 2018.
    3) UPCOMING: The Age of Bismarck biography, examining Otto von Bismarck's life and times, as well as his importance to Prussia/Germany in context.
  • Access to the transcripts of all XTRA FEED episodes.
  • All WAR FEED and AXESS FEED privileges.
Includes Discord rewards
Envoy Extraordinaire
$7 or more per month 12 patrons
So renowned are your exploits that we feel obliged to send you across the world on important tasks only your set of skills can guarantee...


You get:

  • WDF THINKS:
    You can propose one WDF Thinks topic to me (short one-off form episodes). Got an interesting topic, individual or conflict you think I should look into? Do you reckon I could cover it or an aspect of it in about 30 mins or less? WDF THINKS is the place to do it, and the further up the ranks you go, the more proposals you'll get to make! I'll be at the other end of the email awaiting your ideas, so sign up now! Obvious T&C's apply, but either way we can work on getting your topic out there into a WDF THINKS episode, I promise you that!
  • $7?! You're the best! In return for your generosity, you're going to get some exclusive WDF merchandise from our shop! I'll personally send you a slick bottle opener and a pen!
  • All previous rank Privileges.
Includes Discord rewards
Ambassador
$10 or more per month 10 patrons
You can be entrusted with even the most sensitive of stately matters. Your record in the service is almost as legendary as your generosity, which of course I really appreciate!
You get:
  • What's that, you want more merch? In addition to your pen and bottle opener, you'll get an exclusive WDF Bumper Sticker, so you can adverstise the fact that a history friend is, in fact, on board! 
  • All previous rank Privileges.
Includes Discord rewards
Permanent Under-Secretary
$15 or more per month 2 patrons
You know what you're capable of, and what you like and don't like - your support proves your loyalty and value to the cause of history and of course this humble pod!

You get:

  • An exclusive WDF mug, with our lovely logo emblazoned across it! 
  • All previous rank Privileges.
Includes Discord rewards
Axel Oxenstierna
$18 or more per month 2 of 8 patrons
Through every challenge, you persevere with grace and skill. A survivor, a negotiator and a fighter, you have a made an undeniable impact on us all.


To celebrate our release of the Thirty Years War series, eight lucky patrons will able to avail of this Axel Oxenstierna tier. For Thirty Years War fanatics only, this tier guarantees you the best value for all upcoming Thirty Years War goodies!


You get:

  • The exclusive Axe Ox mug (only 8 available!) to commemorate this incredible Swede and his role in shaping 17th century European history.
  • Our upcoming book on the Thirty Years War - 'For God or the Devil' signed and sent to you!
  • Your pick of our new Thirty Years War t-shirt - are you #TeamFerdinand or #TeamFrederick? *coming soon*
  • All previous rank privileges.
Includes Discord rewards
Foreign Secretary
$20 or more per month 2 patrons
You make WDF possible. You are the greatest listener that ever lived. A history friend apart from the rest.
You get: 
  • All upcoming books signed.
  • One t-shirt of your choice per year.
  • All previous rank Privileges.
Includes Discord rewards
Catherine the Great
$22 or more per month 1 of 8 patrons
All your wiles, all your cunning and perhaps a little bit of luck have been invested here; now let's see what we can do with them!

You get:

  • An exclusive Catherine the Great mug (only 8 available!) to commemorate this incredible woman and her indelible mark on Russo-European history.
  • All previous rank rewards (excluding the different great people mugs)
Cardinal Richelieu
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Peace is optional, caution is essential, and you only throw your weight behind the most secure of causes - the King of France and I would be lost without you!

You get:

  • An exclusive Cardinal Richelieu mug 
  • All previous rank Privileges (excluding the different great people mugs).
Includes Discord rewards
Queen Elizabeth I
$27 or more per month 1 patron
Even when prospects seem bleak and people doubt your methods, your results cannot be denied. I for one am honoured to make your acquaintance.

You get:

  • You can propose two WDF THINKS topics to me (short one-off form episodes).
  • An exclusive Queen Elizabeth I mug! 
  • All previous rank rewards (excluding the different great people mugs)
Lord Derby
$30 or more per month 0 patrons
Nobody can deny your wisdom. You command the respect of all, since it is because of you that this ship of state keeps sailing, and for that you have my eternal thanks (never mind what Disraeli says!)

You get:

  • An exclusive Lord Derby mug 
  • Your voice is an important one - you get to suggest WDF ASKS topics to me! 
  • WDF ASKS is a longer, multi-part investigation, where I take a deep look into something of interest and attempt to figure it all out. They are essentially the next step up from WDF THINKS, in that they allow a more detailed analysis, and now you get to direct me!
  • All previous rank Privileges. (excluding the different great people mugs)
Includes Discord rewards
Maria Theresa of Habsburg
$35 or more per month 0 patrons
Your passion, your ability, your strength -all of these are qualities I value immensely. That you choose to invest them here suggests that you have big plans indeed for this podcast, and I can't wait to hear them!

You get:

  • You can propose three WDF THINKS topics to me (short one-off form episodes).
  • An exclusive Maria Theresa mug! 
  • All previous rank rewards (excluding the different great people mugs).
Prince Metternich
$40 or more per month 0 patrons
Who can measure your skill, your wit or your intelligence? You rarely put your support behind a cause, but when you do it's with a passionate force that Vienna and I are indebted to. You are a legend.
You get:
  • An exclusive Prince Metternich mug 
  • Your love for this podcast enables it to reach previously unimagined heights, so you get an exclusive WDF hoody! 
  • All previous rank Privileges. (excluding the different great people mugs).
Includes Discord rewards
I, Bismarck
$50 or more per month 5 patrons (sold out!)
Essentially, you are the boss. When you walk down the street you can hold your head up high, since you are a shareholder in this baby of mine, and a supremely valued one at that.
You get:
  • First dibs on WDF's merchandise - you bypass the small print, and you'll get your merch as soon as Ireland's postal service allows!
  • An exclusive Bismarck mug
  • To lay it out for you, you'll get the following merchandise sent to your door as soon as possible, because Bismarck waits for no man! - a thank you card, stickers, a magnet, a badge, a keyring, a pen, a bottle opener, a bumper sticker, a WDF mug of your choice, a tee of your choice once a year, all upcoming books signed, a WDF hoody and an exclusive Bismarck mug. Sip your hot beverage and rest assured that not even the Iron Chancellor ever had it so good! 
  • If you wish, you can contact me and have a conversation with me on Skype at any point - I'm at your beck and call, as if I'd turn Bismarck down!
  • You of course maintain all the lower rank privileges, from whatever those ants below you want to call themselves these days. As if anyone is going to challenge you now - you're freakin' Bismarck! (excludes different great people mugs - no lesser fine china here!)


Includes Discord rewards
Grand Hetman of the Crown
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
We depend upon you, and you never let us down. Never mind making history thrive, you are going above and beyond, and thanks to you, history has been saved.


You get:

  • All previous rank privileges - pick 3 mugs!
  • Whatever else you want: an advertisement on the podcast each month, to go on a run with me, to invade Prussia together - I am with you no matter what, and I can't thank you enough for your support!


Includes Discord rewards
History Friend For Hire
$1,000 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
Zack Twamley, BA, MA at your service. 


Woah, what's this now?! Settle down for a minute there and allow me to explain. 


If you are a business, or perhaps a listener with just too much money, then you can now hire me to work for YOU. Why would you want to do that? Well, do you have a podcast that needs producing, research that needs doing or a book that needs writing. Maybe you like my style, and want to have me as part of your team. Are you creating something exciting, or is your business looking to expand? Or maybe you're just drunk, and a bit lost right now...


Either way, selecting this tier means that I will work for you, for as long as you decide to pay, and I will make your project happen - provided it's within my field of expertise of course. Don't choose this expecting me to find another inhabitable planet, to build a better phone battery, or to discover what women want. History, politics, international relations, diplomacy, etc. are all topics within my spectrum, and podcasting, writing, researching etc. are all things that I know how to do!


Odds are, if you're reading this and you haven't freaked out yet, you know who I am and what I am capable of, so if you have the coin and the idea, why not see if we can work together? 


This is a crazy reward option for sure, but sometimes great ideas start in crazy beginnings, so let's see what happens!

Includes Discord rewards
Tiers
Tribal Warmonger
$1 or more per month 8 patrons
You certainly pack a punch, but you're merely a gadfly in a world of great powers...


You get:

  • All WAR FEED privileges.
  • Access to BEFIT free, ad-free and "love me on Patreon so I can eat" free episodes of the redone/rebooted/reworked Thirty Years War series (from 23rd May).
  • Access the transcripts of the Thirty Years War series, wherein I'll put handy references, images and more to help you get even more out of this fascinating series.  Want to squeeze all the juice out of each episode? This is for you! Just look at the posted episode details and you'll find the transcript available to download there. 
  • You can vote in polls I hold on the Patreon page.
  • You'll sometimes have early access to content, bingeing privileges and the occasional surprise as well!
  • Your name on the WDF Hall of Fame, which can be found on the official website. Scroll to the bottom to see the list!

http://www.wdfpodcast.com/support-wdf/  

Supplicant Vassal
$2 or more per month 26 patrons
You're not going it alone anymore, but protection has its price. You trade your independence for your security, although you still dream big...


You get:

  • All AXESS FEED privileges.
  • Access to BEFIT free, ad-free and "love me on Patreon so I can eat" free episodes of Monday's programming - you just get the history!
  • You get those episodes one week earlier than regular listeners.
  • Access the transcripts of Monday's episodes.
  • Access to Louis XIV's Arms and Armies, a ten part series examining Louis XIV's military strategy, technology and army composition. 
  • WAR FEED access.
Scheming Ally
$3 or more per month 6 patrons
Best friends? HA! I bet you say that to all of your enemies! I respect your knack for intrigue, but I've got my eye on you...


You get:

  • All WAR FEED and AXESS FEED privileges.
  • Your rank sounds a bit more civilised...
Leader of the Coalition
$4 or more per month 1 patron
The diplomatic initiative has passed into your hands, and your interests are pushed ahead of all others. What you do with this power is up to you...


You get:

  • All WAR FEED and AXESS FEED privileges.
  • Your rank sounds not merely civilised, but supremely important!
Diplomatic Genius
$5 or more per month 182 patrons
You've transcended the mere quarrels of states, and you now control their destinies. We depend upon your expertise.


You get:

  • All XTRA FEED privileges.
  • At least an hour of additional content every month is yours, in addition to a vast back catalogue of audio you won't get anywhere else.
  • Access to the following previously released exclusive episodes/series:
    (i) The Hererro/Nama Genocide of German South West Africa in context.
    (ii) Fritz Fischer's German War Guilt Idea and whether it's still relevant today.
    (iii) An examination of how the Balkan Wars impacted Eastern European diplomacy before the First World War (iv) The second portion of my Alternative History deep dive where I examined what would have happened if Gavrilo Princip missed.
    (v)A biography of one of Louis XIV's most important foreign ministers, Simon Arnauld, Marquis de Pomponne, who guided French policy during the latter portion of the Franco-Dutch War and in the 1690's.
    (vi) A 12-part biography miniseries examining the life and times of Jan Sobieski, King of Poland.
    2) CURRENT:1956 - The Eventful Year, a multi-part series examining this pivotal year in the Cold War, which will run concurrently to the Korean War through 2018.
    3) UPCOMING: The Age of Bismarck biography, examining Otto von Bismarck's life and times, as well as his importance to Prussia/Germany in context.
  • Access to the transcripts of all XTRA FEED episodes.
  • All WAR FEED and AXESS FEED privileges.
Includes Discord rewards
Envoy Extraordinaire
$7 or more per month 12 patrons
So renowned are your exploits that we feel obliged to send you across the world on important tasks only your set of skills can guarantee...


You get:

  • WDF THINKS:
    You can propose one WDF Thinks topic to me (short one-off form episodes). Got an interesting topic, individual or conflict you think I should look into? Do you reckon I could cover it or an aspect of it in about 30 mins or less? WDF THINKS is the place to do it, and the further up the ranks you go, the more proposals you'll get to make! I'll be at the other end of the email awaiting your ideas, so sign up now! Obvious T&C's apply, but either way we can work on getting your topic out there into a WDF THINKS episode, I promise you that!
  • $7?! You're the best! In return for your generosity, you're going to get some exclusive WDF merchandise from our shop! I'll personally send you a slick bottle opener and a pen!
  • All previous rank Privileges.
Includes Discord rewards
Ambassador
$10 or more per month 10 patrons
You can be entrusted with even the most sensitive of stately matters. Your record in the service is almost as legendary as your generosity, which of course I really appreciate!
You get:
  • What's that, you want more merch? In addition to your pen and bottle opener, you'll get an exclusive WDF Bumper Sticker, so you can adverstise the fact that a history friend is, in fact, on board! 
  • All previous rank Privileges.
Includes Discord rewards
Permanent Under-Secretary
$15 or more per month 2 patrons
You know what you're capable of, and what you like and don't like - your support proves your loyalty and value to the cause of history and of course this humble pod!

You get:

  • An exclusive WDF mug, with our lovely logo emblazoned across it! 
  • All previous rank Privileges.
Includes Discord rewards
Axel Oxenstierna
$18 or more per month 2 of 8 patrons
Through every challenge, you persevere with grace and skill. A survivor, a negotiator and a fighter, you have a made an undeniable impact on us all.


To celebrate our release of the Thirty Years War series, eight lucky patrons will able to avail of this Axel Oxenstierna tier. For Thirty Years War fanatics only, this tier guarantees you the best value for all upcoming Thirty Years War goodies!


You get:

  • The exclusive Axe Ox mug (only 8 available!) to commemorate this incredible Swede and his role in shaping 17th century European history.
  • Our upcoming book on the Thirty Years War - 'For God or the Devil' signed and sent to you!
  • Your pick of our new Thirty Years War t-shirt - are you #TeamFerdinand or #TeamFrederick? *coming soon*
  • All previous rank privileges.
Includes Discord rewards
Foreign Secretary
$20 or more per month 2 patrons
You make WDF possible. You are the greatest listener that ever lived. A history friend apart from the rest.
You get: 
  • All upcoming books signed.
  • One t-shirt of your choice per year.
  • All previous rank Privileges.
Includes Discord rewards
Catherine the Great
$22 or more per month 1 of 8 patrons
All your wiles, all your cunning and perhaps a little bit of luck have been invested here; now let's see what we can do with them!

You get:

  • An exclusive Catherine the Great mug (only 8 available!) to commemorate this incredible woman and her indelible mark on Russo-European history.
  • All previous rank rewards (excluding the different great people mugs)
Cardinal Richelieu
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Peace is optional, caution is essential, and you only throw your weight behind the most secure of causes - the King of France and I would be lost without you!

You get:

  • An exclusive Cardinal Richelieu mug 
  • All previous rank Privileges (excluding the different great people mugs).
Includes Discord rewards
Queen Elizabeth I
$27 or more per month 1 patron
Even when prospects seem bleak and people doubt your methods, your results cannot be denied. I for one am honoured to make your acquaintance.

You get:

  • You can propose two WDF THINKS topics to me (short one-off form episodes).
  • An exclusive Queen Elizabeth I mug! 
  • All previous rank rewards (excluding the different great people mugs)
Lord Derby
$30 or more per month 0 patrons
Nobody can deny your wisdom. You command the respect of all, since it is because of you that this ship of state keeps sailing, and for that you have my eternal thanks (never mind what Disraeli says!)

You get:

  • An exclusive Lord Derby mug 
  • Your voice is an important one - you get to suggest WDF ASKS topics to me! 
  • WDF ASKS is a longer, multi-part investigation, where I take a deep look into something of interest and attempt to figure it all out. They are essentially the next step up from WDF THINKS, in that they allow a more detailed analysis, and now you get to direct me!
  • All previous rank Privileges. (excluding the different great people mugs)
Includes Discord rewards
Maria Theresa of Habsburg
$35 or more per month 0 patrons
Your passion, your ability, your strength -all of these are qualities I value immensely. That you choose to invest them here suggests that you have big plans indeed for this podcast, and I can't wait to hear them!

You get:

  • You can propose three WDF THINKS topics to me (short one-off form episodes).
  • An exclusive Maria Theresa mug! 
  • All previous rank rewards (excluding the different great people mugs).
Prince Metternich
$40 or more per month 0 patrons
Who can measure your skill, your wit or your intelligence? You rarely put your support behind a cause, but when you do it's with a passionate force that Vienna and I are indebted to. You are a legend.
You get:
  • An exclusive Prince Metternich mug 
  • Your love for this podcast enables it to reach previously unimagined heights, so you get an exclusive WDF hoody! 
  • All previous rank Privileges. (excluding the different great people mugs).
Includes Discord rewards
I, Bismarck
$50 or more per month 5 patrons (sold out!)
Essentially, you are the boss. When you walk down the street you can hold your head up high, since you are a shareholder in this baby of mine, and a supremely valued one at that.
You get:
  • First dibs on WDF's merchandise - you bypass the small print, and you'll get your merch as soon as Ireland's postal service allows!
  • An exclusive Bismarck mug
  • To lay it out for you, you'll get the following merchandise sent to your door as soon as possible, because Bismarck waits for no man! - a thank you card, stickers, a magnet, a badge, a keyring, a pen, a bottle opener, a bumper sticker, a WDF mug of your choice, a tee of your choice once a year, all upcoming books signed, a WDF hoody and an exclusive Bismarck mug. Sip your hot beverage and rest assured that not even the Iron Chancellor ever had it so good! 
  • If you wish, you can contact me and have a conversation with me on Skype at any point - I'm at your beck and call, as if I'd turn Bismarck down!
  • You of course maintain all the lower rank privileges, from whatever those ants below you want to call themselves these days. As if anyone is going to challenge you now - you're freakin' Bismarck! (excludes different great people mugs - no lesser fine china here!)


Includes Discord rewards
Grand Hetman of the Crown
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
We depend upon you, and you never let us down. Never mind making history thrive, you are going above and beyond, and thanks to you, history has been saved.


You get:

  • All previous rank privileges - pick 3 mugs!
  • Whatever else you want: an advertisement on the podcast each month, to go on a run with me, to invade Prussia together - I am with you no matter what, and I can't thank you enough for your support!


Includes Discord rewards
History Friend For Hire
$1,000 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
Zack Twamley, BA, MA at your service. 


Woah, what's this now?! Settle down for a minute there and allow me to explain. 


If you are a business, or perhaps a listener with just too much money, then you can now hire me to work for YOU. Why would you want to do that? Well, do you have a podcast that needs producing, research that needs doing or a book that needs writing. Maybe you like my style, and want to have me as part of your team. Are you creating something exciting, or is your business looking to expand? Or maybe you're just drunk, and a bit lost right now...


Either way, selecting this tier means that I will work for you, for as long as you decide to pay, and I will make your project happen - provided it's within my field of expertise of course. Don't choose this expecting me to find another inhabitable planet, to build a better phone battery, or to discover what women want. History, politics, international relations, diplomacy, etc. are all topics within my spectrum, and podcasting, writing, researching etc. are all things that I know how to do!


Odds are, if you're reading this and you haven't freaked out yet, you know who I am and what I am capable of, so if you have the coin and the idea, why not see if we can work together? 


This is a crazy reward option for sure, but sometimes great ideas start in crazy beginnings, so let's see what happens!

Includes Discord rewards