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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, 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, so to see for the full set of episodes, hit subscribe.

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Best history podcast period

By Shame eater - Aug 14 2019
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My spouse and I listen religiously.

Huge Fan!

By leclerc atelier - Jul 28 2019
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Absolutely love this podcast!

iTunes Ratings

2375 Ratings
Average Ratings
2072
148
71
35
49

Best history podcast period

By Shame eater - Aug 14 2019
Read more
My spouse and I listen religiously.

Huge Fan!

By leclerc atelier - Jul 28 2019
Read more
Absolutely love this podcast!
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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, 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
34 mins
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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
33 mins
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Rank #4: 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 #5: 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
41 mins
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Rank #6: 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
1 hour 2 mins
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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
1 hour 13 mins
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Rank #8: 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
53 mins
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Rank #9: 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
37 mins
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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
40 mins
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Rank #11: 1.2 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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Jan 02 2011
37 mins
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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
34 mins
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Rank #13: 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
30 mins
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Rank #14: 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
38 mins
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Rank #15: 267 Girt with a Sword

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Mary was well aware that it was critical for her to establish her right and authority as equal to that of any king; and she consciously pursued that aim. Which did not stop people worrying about her choice of husband.

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Mar 10 2019
33 mins
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Rank #16: 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 #17: 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 #18: 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
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Rank #19: 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 #20: 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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Jan 13 2011
39 mins
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