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Anglo Saxon England Podcast

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This is the story of how a new country and culture emerged from the chaos of the Dark Ages; and the story of the period that laid the foundations of modern England. Now forms the first 21 episodes of The History of England

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This is the story of how a new country and culture emerged from the chaos of the Dark Ages; and the story of the period that laid the foundations of modern England. Now forms the first 21 episodes of The History of England

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145 Ratings
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133
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Love this show!!!!!! 😻😸😻😸😻😸

By @CharoneF - Jan 14 2018
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Love this show!!!!!! 😻😸😻😸😻😸

Excellent!

By CaptainBeauregarude - Nov 24 2016
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An often overlooked historical period recounted in an amusing manner! Love it!

iTunes Ratings

145 Ratings
Average Ratings
133
5
3
1
3

Love this show!!!!!! 😻😸😻😸😻😸

By @CharoneF - Jan 14 2018
Read more
Love this show!!!!!! 😻😸😻😸😻😸

Excellent!

By CaptainBeauregarude - Nov 24 2016
Read more
An often overlooked historical period recounted in an amusing manner! Love it!
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Anglo Saxon England Podcast

Latest release on Aug 17, 2017

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This is the story of how a new country and culture emerged from the chaos of the Dark Ages; and the story of the period that laid the foundations of modern England. Now forms the first 21 episodes of The History of England

Rank #1: 3 Change and Calamity

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This is the story of late antique Britain. How in the 3rd to 5th centuries, Britain went through two waves of economic dislocation and transformation, that changed the face of British society. 

acast.com/privacy

Sep 27 2015

33mins

Play

Rank #2: 4 Adventus Saxonum

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The traditional story of the arrival of the Anglo Saxons is one of death and destruction, and the catastrophic and complete replacement of a British population by a new Germanic race within a generation. But there are other theories too - much more peaceful, much more gradual. 

acast.com/privacy

Oct 21 2015

37mins

Play

Rank #3: 5 Building a New World

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What kind of society had arrived in Roman Britain? How how did societies and communities form and become the kingdoms before the days of the Heptarchy.

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Nov 07 2015

32mins

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Rank #4: 6 Founding Kingdoms

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It's difficult to know how much to believe of the stories relayed in the Anglo Saxon Chronicle about the formation of the early kingdoms - do they simply reflect the history they wished they'd had? Plus, was Arthur a legend or reality?

acast.com/privacy

Dec 06 2015

34mins

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Rank #5: 7 The Life and Times of Penda Part I

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7th Century England was inherently unstable, populated by a patchwork of communities, petty kingdoms successful and less so. Into this pagan mix also comes the lure of Christianity again. Meanwhile, in central England a pagan warrior called Penda became king, probably in 626. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Dec 20 2015

37mins

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Rank #6: 12 The Mercian Supremacy

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After Wulfhere, Aethelred and Aethelbald laid the foundations, a prince from the Hwicce, Offa, took Mercia to its greatest achievements. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Mar 27 2016

39mins

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Rank #7: 10 Revival

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Towns had simply disappeared along with the post Roman economy by 500. But slowly by 600 there's tiny shoots of recovery discernible - so we talk about towns. And we have a hack at something a little tiny bit more literary, and talk of Continental Missionaries. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Feb 14 2016

34mins

Play

Rank #8: 8 The Life and Times of Penda Part II

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Through much of the 7th Century, Penda increased the power and influence of the Mercians. He built his kingdom as a traditional warrior, tribal leader - defeating the Northumbrians, and East Anglians, raiding and gathering treasure, rewarding his followers; spreading his influence by marriage, exercising control by influence where he could, by force where he could not.

In the long run, Penda was part of the past, rather than the future - the role of leadership was changing for those that called themselves king; the arts of peace and prosperity based around a geographical were called for now; the time of the tribal war leader bringing tribes together under his leadership was fading.

That doesn't mean Penda didn't leave a legacy; he created a consolidated, powerful Mercian state that would dominate the 8th century, and England until the Vikings arrived to shake everything up. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jan 10 2016

35mins

Play

Rank #9: 9 Conversion

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At the start of the 7th century England was a basically pagan country; by the end of it it was officially at least Christian. While no doubt many pagans still held on, Whitred of Kent's laws began to embed Christianity into the fabric of English kingdoms. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jan 24 2016

30mins

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Rank #10: 11 The Rise of Mercia

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Pretty much a century in just one, fun-filled episode - 650 ish to 750 is. It's Mercia's turn - an increasingly integrated Mercia, growing in power. With yer Wulfhere's and Æthelbalds, Mercia's hegemony was held back only by Ine of Wessex and Wihtred of Kent. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Mar 07 2016

28mins

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21 His Years were full of Glory

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Athelstan was a dynamic and effective ruler, in war, law, and diplomacy. As a war leader he established at least nominal overlordship of all Britain; his marriage alliances included the greatest of European rulers; and he increased the age of legal responsibility from 12 to 16. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jan 29 2017

37mins

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20 English Reconquest

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The story of a brother and a sister - Æthelflæd and Edward, and their bid to reclaim the lands of the Danelaw, the north and east of England being settled by the Danes For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jan 15 2017

38mins

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19 Pillar of the Western People

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In 892, the vikings returned - and found a very different, much better prepared Wessex waiting for them. Until in 899, Alfred died to be succeeded by his Son, Edward, who would in the end turn the tables on the Vikings. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jan 01 2017

27mins

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18 Reconstruction and Defence

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Alfred had earned Wessex and period of respite, between 878 and 892. In this time, Alfred laid the foundations not just for the defense against renewed invasions, but for the successes of the 10th century. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Dec 18 2016

30mins

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17 Alfred and the Fight for Survival

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Between 871 and 878, Wessex came close to extinction, as the Great Heathen Army, the Great Summer Army, and Guthrum the Dane came to conquer. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Dec 04 2016

31mins

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16 The Great Heathen Army

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Everything changed for Anglo Saxon England in 866; the sons of Ragnar Lothbrok came for conquest, not just treasure and slaves. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Nov 20 2016

31mins

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15 The Noble Wolf

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Æthelwolf hasn't always had the best press. None the less he laid the basis of an effective and well organised state centred on the traditional heartlands of Wessex, and one better placed to meet the Viking threat than other kingdoms. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Nov 06 2016

37mins

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14 Pirates from the North

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This week's installment in the History of England is about the Pirates of the north that changed the course of England's history - the Vikings. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Oct 23 2016

34mins

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13 Greater Wessex

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The death of Offa & his son led to the bloodletting normal when the succession was a bun fight. But this time round, it would have longer term consequences for the balance of power. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Oct 02 2016

39mins

Play

12 The Mercian Supremacy

Podcast cover
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After Wulfhere, Aethelred and Aethelbald laid the foundations, a prince from the Hwicce, Offa, took Mercia to its greatest achievements. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Mar 27 2016

39mins

Play

11 The Rise of Mercia

Podcast cover
Read more
Pretty much a century in just one, fun-filled episode - 650 ish to 750 is. It's Mercia's turn - an increasingly integrated Mercia, growing in power. With yer Wulfhere's and Æthelbalds, Mercia's hegemony was held back only by Ine of Wessex and Wihtred of Kent. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Mar 07 2016

28mins

Play

10 Revival

Podcast cover
Read more
Towns had simply disappeared along with the post Roman economy by 500. But slowly by 600 there's tiny shoots of recovery discernible - so we talk about towns. And we have a hack at something a little tiny bit more literary, and talk of Continental Missionaries. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Feb 14 2016

34mins

Play

9 Conversion

Podcast cover
Read more
At the start of the 7th century England was a basically pagan country; by the end of it it was officially at least Christian. While no doubt many pagans still held on, Whitred of Kent's laws began to embed Christianity into the fabric of English kingdoms. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jan 24 2016

30mins

Play

8 The Life and Times of Penda Part II

Podcast cover
Read more
Through much of the 7th Century, Penda increased the power and influence of the Mercians. He built his kingdom as a traditional warrior, tribal leader - defeating the Northumbrians, and East Anglians, raiding and gathering treasure, rewarding his followers; spreading his influence by marriage, exercising control by influence where he could, by force where he could not.

In the long run, Penda was part of the past, rather than the future - the role of leadership was changing for those that called themselves king; the arts of peace and prosperity based around a geographical were called for now; the time of the tribal war leader bringing tribes together under his leadership was fading.

That doesn't mean Penda didn't leave a legacy; he created a consolidated, powerful Mercian state that would dominate the 8th century, and England until the Vikings arrived to shake everything up. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jan 10 2016

35mins

Play

7 The Life and Times of Penda Part I

Podcast cover
Read more
7th Century England was inherently unstable, populated by a patchwork of communities, petty kingdoms successful and less so. Into this pagan mix also comes the lure of Christianity again. Meanwhile, in central England a pagan warrior called Penda became king, probably in 626. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Dec 20 2015

37mins

Play

6 Founding Kingdoms

Podcast cover
Read more

It's difficult to know how much to believe of the stories relayed in the Anglo Saxon Chronicle about the formation of the early kingdoms - do they simply reflect the history they wished they'd had? Plus, was Arthur a legend or reality?

acast.com/privacy

Dec 06 2015

34mins

Play

5 Building a New World

Podcast cover
Read more

What kind of society had arrived in Roman Britain? How how did societies and communities form and become the kingdoms before the days of the Heptarchy.

acast.com/privacy

Nov 07 2015

32mins

Play

4 Adventus Saxonum

Podcast cover
Read more

The traditional story of the arrival of the Anglo Saxons is one of death and destruction, and the catastrophic and complete replacement of a British population by a new Germanic race within a generation. But there are other theories too - much more peaceful, much more gradual. 

acast.com/privacy

Oct 21 2015

37mins

Play

3 Change and Calamity

Podcast cover
Read more

This is the story of late antique Britain. How in the 3rd to 5th centuries, Britain went through two waves of economic dislocation and transformation, that changed the face of British society. 

acast.com/privacy

Sep 27 2015

33mins

Play

2 Chronicles and Arguments

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This week is about the people who kept a written record of the Anglo Saxon age, and what later generations thought about the Anglo Saxons.  

acast.com/privacy

Sep 20 2015

32mins

Play

iTunes Ratings

145 Ratings
Average Ratings
133
5
3
1
3

Love this show!!!!!! 😻😸😻😸😻😸

By @CharoneF - Jan 14 2018
Read more
Love this show!!!!!! 😻😸😻😸😻😸

Excellent!

By CaptainBeauregarude - Nov 24 2016
Read more
An often overlooked historical period recounted in an amusing manner! Love it!