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The History of England - Guest Episodes

I've had the privilege of hosting many guests over the last few years, covering a fascinating range of topics. From the triumph of the Scots at Bannockburn in 1314, to the fall of Constantinople in 1453, to the impact Jamaica had on our world in the 1970s, this podcast keeps those episodes available for you. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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The Romans in Britain Pt 1 by Richard Norton

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.... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

27mins

22 Dec 2014

Rank #1

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The Fall of Anne Boleyn by Claire Ridgway

The fall of Queen Anne Boleyn and who was responsible has, as Claire Ridgway remarks, always divided historians and probably always will. Here Claire discusses some of the theories - and the view she has developed over years of careful study. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

22mins

5 Nov 2017

Rank #2

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Jane Shore by James Boulton

Jane Shore lives among the list of the most famous mistresses - along with the likes of Roseamund Clifford, Alice Perrers. Like Alice, Jane lives and loved at the very centre of political power for a while - but unlike Alice, left an attractive reputation.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

44mins

23 Jul 2016

Rank #3

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The Tower of London by James Holdstock

James Holdstock is a big fan of The Tower of London; he talks about a fortress which has a history as winding, bloody, mysterious and inspiring as England's, and is a must for any visitor to the capital. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

44mins

26 Aug 2017

Rank #4

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Eleanor of Aquitaine with Elizabeth Chadwick

Author Elizabeth Chadwick gives her insights into the life and times of Eleanor of Aquitaine. T See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

38mins

16 Apr 2019

Rank #5

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Wycliffe, Hus and Bohemia

This week a guest episode on Wycliffe, Hus and their influence on the history of Bohemia. With many thanks to Pete Collman from the Bohemican Podcast, and Travis Dow of the History of Germany podcast.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

58mins

20 Jun 2015

Rank #6

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The Fall of Constantinople by Paul Vincent

The fall of Constantinople in 1453 is one of the most momentous events in world history. Sure, the power of the Roman Empire had long since faded; but here at last was the end of the story that had started with Romulus and Remus on the mountainside in Latium.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

32mins

20 Dec 2015

Rank #7

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King Arthur by David McLain

Arthur, King of the Britons. A story that defined the medieval story of Chivalry and represented history, not a story to the likes of Edward III See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

26mins

28 May 2016

Rank #8

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The pilot of Miura by Isaac Myers

The story of an English Pilot in Japan in 16th century - the story behind Shogun by James Clavell See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

26mins

28 Dec 2014

Rank #9

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Witchcraft in Tudor England by Sam Hume

The 16th and 17th centuries saw a surge in worry about witchcraft through most of Europe. Sam gives us a survey of how fear of witchcraft affected England. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

36mins

8 Jul 2017

Rank #10

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Robin Hood by Glen Longwell

I always wanted to look at the legends of Robin Hood and try to sort fact from fiction - and never got round to it. But Luckily here is Glen of the Glen and Dean show, just just that very thing for the history of England! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

26mins

10 Sep 2018

Rank #11

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Henry VIII Abroad

Zack returns! Yay! Zack, of the 'When Diplomacy Fails' Podcast survey's Henry VIII's foreign policy and weighs it up - is the word policy too complimentary? To find out more about Zack and his podcast, go to www.wdfpodcast... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

42mins

10 Sep 2018

Rank #12

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Roman Baths 1 History and Discovery

This is the first of three special episodes from the wonderful Roman Bath Museum at Bath. Experts from the museum talk about Bath's history, from before Rome to Georgian Bath to the current day - and the drama of the rediscovery of the Roman Bath and Temple complex. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

43mins

9 Apr 2019

Rank #13