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The History of England

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This is my retelling of the story of England, in a regular, chronological podcast, 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. Note that iTunes limits podcasts to 300 episodes and there are more than that, so to see for the full set of episodes, hit subscribe.

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This is my retelling of the story of England, in a regular, chronological podcast, 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. Note that iTunes limits podcasts to 300 episodes and there are more than that, so to see for the full set of episodes, hit subscribe.

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Have really enjoyed the podcast. Godspeed in your recovery.

Best of health to David

By Marco V "Gunny Watt" - Nov 12 2019
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Love this podcast and the wonderful brilliant charming host David Crowther. ❤️❤️❤️

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2500 Ratings
Average Ratings
2193
151
71
35
50

Fascinating and Hilarious Sidenotes

By Just hilarious - Nov 15 2019
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Have really enjoyed the podcast. Godspeed in your recovery.

Best of health to David

By Marco V "Gunny Watt" - Nov 12 2019
Read more
Love this podcast and the wonderful brilliant charming host David Crowther. ❤️❤️❤️
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The History of England

Updated 6 days ago

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This is my retelling of the story of England, in a regular, chronological podcast, 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. Note that iTunes limits podcasts to 300 episodes and there are more than that, so to see for the full set of episodes, hit subscribe.

Rank #1: 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 #2: 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 #3: 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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jan 22 2017

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Rank #4: 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 #5: 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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jan 12 2011

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Rank #6: 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 #7: 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 #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

41mins

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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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Oct 15 2017

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Rank #10: 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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Oct 08 2017

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Rank #11: 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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Sep 18 2016

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Rank #12: 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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Feb 21 2016

34mins

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Rank #13: 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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jun 12 2016

38mins

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Rank #14: 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 #15: 1.5 The Life and Times of Penda 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

Jan 08 2011

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Rank #16: 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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Oct 22 2017

43mins

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Rank #17: 216 Love and Marriage

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The story of a love affair - probably. In 1514 Henry married off his 18 year old sister to the gouty, siphilitic, toothless 50+ year old Louis and sent her to France., She came back a year later married to someone else entirely For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jun 11 2017

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Rank #18: 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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Rank #19: 55 The History of Medieval Europe Part 1

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From Charles Martel and the battle of Tours in 732, through Charlemagne and Otto the Great, the first installment concentrates on France, Germany and Italy and takes us to the shores of Gregory VIIth. 


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Mar 25 2012

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Rank #20: 22 1066 and Goodbye to all That

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1066 was a year that changed a lot of things - though not as much as you might think. 3 experienced war leaders fought for control of England - and we all know who won, so no need to worry about plot spoilers. The History of England podcast takes us...

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Jun 05 2011

33mins

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