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The British History Podcast

The BHP is a chronological retelling of the history of Britain with a particular focus upon the lives of the people. You won’t find a dry recounting of dates and battles here, but instead you’ll learn about who these people were and how their desires, fears, and flaws shaped the histories of England, Scotland, and Wales.

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Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

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360 – The Long Game

In 1040, while England was dealing with the chaos... For a full transcript, go to thebritishhistorypodcast.com

30mins

19 Nov 2020

Rank #1

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264 – The Lost Rebellion

In the year 909 we get an odd entry from the... For a full transcript, go to thebritishhistorypodcast.com

38mins

5 Jan 2018

Rank #2

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51 – Dark Ages Feasting

This is a combination episode covering everything... For a full transcript, go to thebritishhistorypodcast.com

1hr 27mins

4 Aug 2012

Rank #3

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15 – Hadrian’s Wall

Have you ever wanted to know about Hadrian’s... For a full transcript, go to thebritishhistorypodcast.com

41mins

21 Aug 2011

Rank #4

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262 – AEthelred and AEthelflaed

A year after Edward took the throne – in year... For a full transcript, go to thebritishhistorypodcast.com

27mins

1 Dec 2017

Rank #5

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28 – Constantine and Britannia Sitting in a Tree

Oh yeah, we’ve got a real love affair going on... For a full transcript, go to thebritishhistorypodcast.com

32mins

21 Dec 2011

Rank #6

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271 – How to Break a Kingdom in Six Months

For the last several years, the Anglo Saxons had... For a full transcript, go to thebritishhistorypodcast.com

58mins

11 Mar 2018

Rank #7

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274 – The Missing Shire

In the last several episodes I’ve been breaking... For a full transcript, go to thebritishhistorypodcast.com

26mins

5 Apr 2018

Rank #8

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42 – Wait, Where Are We? A summary of the history of Britain so far.

Today we are going to be recapping the story thus... For a full transcript, go to thebritishhistorypodcast.com

32mins

6 Apr 2012

Rank #9

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2 – Invasion of Giant Deer, Cannibals, and Celts!

A whirlwind tour of the 70,000 years of the... For a full transcript, go to thebritishhistorypodcast.com

28mins

28 May 2011

Rank #10

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287 – The Conquest of Scotland

For the last six years, AEthelstan had been... For a full transcript, go to thebritishhistorypodcast.com

26mins

27 Jul 2018

Rank #11

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285 – Full Court Press

The Era of AEthelstan is one of contradictions.... For a full transcript, go to thebritishhistorypodcast.com

28mins

11 Jul 2018

Rank #12

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206 – Did the Great Heathen Army Persecute Christians?

Last week we covered the events of 869. The... For a full transcript, go to thebritishhistorypodcast.com

29mins

11 Jun 2016

Rank #13

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272 – The End of the Age of AEthelflaed

Trying to tell the story of AEthelflaed is like... For a full transcript, go to thebritishhistorypodcast.com

29mins

15 Mar 2018

Rank #14

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202 – The Fall of Eoforwic

When we left off last time, King Edmund of East... For a full transcript, go to thebritishhistorypodcast.com

29mins

11 May 2016

Rank #15

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258 – The Rise of King Edward I of Wessex

On October 26th, 899, Alfred the Great died. He... For a full transcript, go to thebritishhistorypodcast.com

27mins

30 Oct 2017

Rank #16

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273 – I Do… Do I?

Last episode we talked about the rapid growth of... For a full transcript, go to thebritishhistorypodcast.com

24mins

29 Mar 2018

Rank #17

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333 – The Conquest of England

England in 1013 was a Kingdom begging to be... For a full transcript, go to thebritishhistorypodcast.com

33mins

8 Nov 2019

Rank #18

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269 – The Western Front

Wessex and Mercia have had a busy decade. Both... For a full transcript, go to thebritishhistorypodcast.com

27mins

23 Feb 2018

Rank #19

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3 – The Island at the Edge of the World – Part 1

56 BCE to 55 BCE. Julius Caesar is coming to... For a full transcript, go to thebritishhistorypodcast.com

26mins

30 May 2011

Rank #20