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Please note that because iTunes limits the number of episodes displayed to 300, to start at the beginning of my retelling of the story of England, you need to SUBSCRIBE. You'll then find a regular, chronological podcast, starting from from the end of Roman Britain. I’m a bloke in a shed, but I make sure this is good, properly prepared history, and then fill it with my enthusiasm. You’ll find the great events and people for sure – but also some of the byways, of how people lived, their language, and the forces that shaped their lives and destinies.

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Please note that because iTunes limits the number of episodes displayed to 300, to start at the beginning of my retelling of the story of England, you need to SUBSCRIBE. You'll then find a regular, chronological podcast, starting from from the end of Roman Britain. I’m a bloke in a shed, but I make sure this is good, properly prepared history, and then fill it with my enthusiasm. You’ll find the great events and people for sure – but also some of the byways, of how people lived, their language, and the forces that shaped their lives and destinies.

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History Done Well

By A Podcast for the Ages - May 28 2020
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Interesting, no - fascinating. Dav's presentations opens up the past in new and unique ways.

Awesome and informative

By Thejpoo - May 12 2020
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I love listening and learning, thank you

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2894 Ratings
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65

History Done Well

By A Podcast for the Ages - May 28 2020
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Interesting, no - fascinating. Dav's presentations opens up the past in new and unique ways.

Awesome and informative

By Thejpoo - May 12 2020
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I love listening and learning, thank you
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The History of England

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Please note that because iTunes limits the number of episodes displayed to 300, to start at the beginning of my retelling of the story of England, you need to SUBSCRIBE. You'll then find a regular, chronological podcast, starting from from the end of Roman Britain. I’m a bloke in a shed, but I make sure this is good, properly prepared history, and then fill it with my enthusiasm. You’ll find the great events and people for sure – but also some of the byways, of how people lived, their language, and the forces that shaped their lives and destinies.

Rank #1: 284 Popular Culture in the Ritual Year

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The Lord of Misrule, the Boy Bishop. dancing the Morris and May games. A little about the celebrations of the ritual year, and how things changed.

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Oct 20 2019

39mins

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Rank #2: 266 Mary, Bloody or Otherwise

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After her brave and audacious rebellion, Mary became Queen in 1553. Historians have not been kind to Mary for many centuries. What have they been saying? What are they saying now?

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Mar 03 2019

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Rank #3: 285 Reformation of Manners

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How far did parish life change in the 16th century, and how far was the Reformation responsible? What did 16th century folk enjoy themselves, and how did that change over the century?

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Dec 15 2019

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Rank #4: 120 ...Who was then the Gentleman?

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In June 1381 the revolt came to London. Before long, London was in flames, and the qualities of the young king Richard, and his advisors, were tested to the limit as they were made prisoners in their own castle. 


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Mar 29 2014

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Rank #5: 203 The Spanish Princess

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After negotiations that would win prizes, it was finally time for Henry VII and Queen Elizabeth's pride and joy Prince Arthur to marry the Spanish Princess, Catherine of Aragon.  

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Jan 22 2017

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Rank #6: 272 The Spanish Marriage

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In July 1554 Philip finally landed in England, and all went very well; Mary and Philip were married, and were kind to each other, there was a great pageant of welcome in London. Join us on Flick Chat https://www.flickapp.com/

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May 19 2019

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Rank #7: 252 Henry VIII - Judgement Day

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Alternative views of the Big Man presented in this week's megasode and your chance to vote and be entered into the prize draw for coins kindly donated by Halls Hammered Coins. Thank you Simon.Here's the link to the episode on the website https://thehistoryofengland.co.uk/2018/07/19/252-henry-viii-judgement-day/

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Jul 22 2018

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Rank #8: 264 Rebel Queen 1 Gathering

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The life of Lady Jane Grey to 1553, and the fate of Edward VI is settled as the vultures gather. The first in our series on the succession crisis of 1553.

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Dec 02 2018

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Rank #9: 229 The Reign of Queen Anne Boleyn

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We discuss what we know about Anne as Queen consort, and chart the progress of the break with a thousand years of tradition in the declaration of royal supremacy.  

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Oct 15 2017

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Rank #10: 268 This Hand Offendeth

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After Mary rode into London in August 1553, Thomas Cranmer must have known he would be in the firing line - and yet at first nothing happened. And it was his own defiance that caused the queen to take action. This is story of Cranmer's defiance.

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Mar 17 2019

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Rank #11: 256 The Boy King

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Poor Edward's reign tends to be ignored, sandwiched as it is. This week we pay it proper respect - what has history had to say of the lad, what were the controversies of his reign and the players that trod its boards?

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Sep 09 2018

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Rank #12: 228 Mistress Anne Boleyn, Scandal of Christendom

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The start of 4 weeks of fun, debate, voting and prizes as we consider the life of Anne Boleyn and decide whether Catherine was being fair in describing Anne as the Scandal of Christendom. This week a summary of the life of Anne to 1532. You can find out more here http://bit.ly/ABDebate

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Oct 08 2017

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Rank #13: 283 Little Commonwealth

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The patriarchy, love and marriage, gender roles and huswifery, the daily grind and a bit about food and clothing. It's a smorgasbord.

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Oct 13 2019

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Rank #14: 194 The Wars of the Roses

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1485 was not the end of the Wars of the Roses; the fear of dynastic strife lasts well into Henry VIII's reign. But we draw a close at the battle of Stoke, and ask what the Wars changed - if anything.  

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Sep 18 2016

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Rank #15: 183 The Brothers York

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They had a complicated relationship - Edward, Clarence and Richard; Clarence and Richard had often been left together with Cecily and Margaret while Edward was with his father. In the 1470s, things came to a head.  

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Jun 12 2016

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Rank #16: 2: 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.  

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Jan 12 2011

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Rank #17: 3 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.  

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Jan 13 2011

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Rank #18: 172 A Royal Marriage

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The first three years of Edward's reign were spent dealing stamping on the fires of the Lancastrian resistance. But then, he found time for something much more controversial than dis-embowelling, and he found it under an oak tree.  

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Feb 21 2016

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Rank #19: 230 The Execution of Anne Boleyn

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On May Day 1536 at Greenwich, Anne and Henry could put their worries aside. Everything was well with the world as they watched the joust. Then Henry left suddenly and was seen arguing with Henry Norris. Find out what happened next.  

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Oct 22 2017

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Rank #20: 141b The Romans in Britain Pt1 by Richard Norton

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For some reason, don't know why, my interest in English and British history starts with the Anglo Saxons. Not before. Don't ask me why - no idea. I love Ancient Greece, Rome etc etc  - but no interest in the British stuff. Sorry. 

Fortunately, Richard Norton does! yay! so here we are, part 1 of a 2 part overview of the Romans in Britain by Richard Norton....

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Jan 04 2015

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292 The Queens Marriage

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What were the issues around marriage for Elizabeth and her subjects? Because as the continuing barney between the two of them would prove, it really mattered to both parties.

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Jun 28 2020

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291 Queen and Court

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How did Elizabethan government work, and what was Elizabeth's court like?

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Jun 14 2020

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290 The Religious Settlement

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Elizabeth's England was awash with expectation - from Mary's bishops demanding that no change be made to Mary's church, to a wave of Protestant Marian exiles returning with visions of Geneva. How to avoid a religious warlike that soon to engulf France?

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Jun 01 2020

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289 Elizabeth Regina

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A game of 2 halves this week; the major themes of Elizabeth's reign and then the Funeral of Mary and Elizabeth's coronation . Ooh, and the appointment of Cecil as the Queen's Secretary.

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May 11 2020

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288 Elizabeth I and the Historians

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Elizabeth's reputation has been broadly positive except for Catholic historians, established by the man pictured, William Camden (1551-1623) though sometimes rather cold and unsympathetic. More recently the debate has questioned her level of control.

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Apr 26 2020

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287 Enter Good Queen Bess

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In January 1559, Elizabeth finally entered London, and on the day of her coronation, she processed through London. Elizabeth's personality turned the event into a more than just a spectacle - it became a conversation.

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Apr 12 2020

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286 Sex and the Reformation of Manners

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What concerned society about sexual behaviour and why ? How did they intervene in the way people lived their lives; what did you have to do to be whipped at four corners of the churchyard? And what impact did the Reformation have.

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Dec 29 2019

46mins

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285 Reformation of Manners

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How far did parish life change in the 16th century, and how far was the Reformation responsible? What did 16th century folk enjoy themselves, and how did that change over the century?

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Dec 15 2019

35mins

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284 Popular Culture in the Ritual Year

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The Lord of Misrule, the Boy Bishop. dancing the Morris and May games. A little about the celebrations of the ritual year, and how things changed.

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Oct 20 2019

39mins

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283 Little Commonwealth

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The patriarchy, love and marriage, gender roles and huswifery, the daily grind and a bit about food and clothing. It's a smorgasbord.

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Oct 13 2019

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282 Parish and Protest

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The parish was the essential and ever present canvas on which most lives were painted in early modern England. We discuss how it changes, it's harmonies and the context of protest

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Oct 06 2019

41mins

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281 Winners and Losers

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The population growth and inflation of the 16th century had different impacts depending on your situation. And the difference was land. Plus we talk about the regions and landscapes of England.

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Sep 22 2019

42mins

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280 The Land was Never So Full

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The start of a suite of 7 episodes about social and economic issues charts the changes in population and how the society it affected described itself.

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Sep 08 2019

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279 Who Wished All for the Best

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1558 was a fateful year for England which would have a fundamental impact on its future. Find out why.

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Aug 25 2019

36mins

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278 The King's Honour

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The return of the King meant demands for the English to enter a war they did not want, and in which none of their interests were really at stake.

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Aug 11 2019

29mins

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277 A Firm Hand

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The story of the Marian persecution. And of a Queen's need to have her Prince at her side to help with the alarms and excursions of protestant rebels.

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Jul 28 2019

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276 The Reformation of England

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The plan was that 1555 saw the transformation of England - the birth of an heir for Mary and Philip, the launch of a new Reformation Anglicae to re-invigorate Roman Catholicism in England

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Jul 14 2019

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275 The Time of Trial

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Once Pole had returned and parliament had re-enacted the heresy legislation after the brief Edwardian holiday, the Marian church could at last exercise the full force of the law against protestants. John Rogers was the first to go.

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Jun 30 2019

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274 Not to Destroy but to Build

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When Pole told parliament that he came to build he meant what he said., and would deliver, in part. And join us on Flick Chat https://flickchat.page.link/qUFi2Ss2o8j3fX3k6

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Jun 16 2019

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273 Pope II - The Return

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In 1554, 300 schoolboys of London played out the divisions of their parents on the fields of Finsbury. It was an instructive backdrop to the return of Papal authority in the form of Cardinal Reginald Pole.

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Jun 02 2019

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iTunes Ratings

2894 Ratings
Average Ratings
2544
160
85
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65

History Done Well

By A Podcast for the Ages - May 28 2020
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Interesting, no - fascinating. Dav's presentations opens up the past in new and unique ways.

Awesome and informative

By Thejpoo - May 12 2020
Read more
I love listening and learning, thank you