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I have loved and lived with the story of the history of the English for as long as I can remember. This is my retelling of that story, in a regular, chronological podcast, from the cataclysmic end of Roman Britain, all the way through to the present day. I’m a bloke in a shed, this is not a dry retelling of events; I make sure this is good, properly prepared history, but I fill it with my love and enthusiasm for history, and some of the things that make me laugh. 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.

I have loved and lived with the story of the history of the English for as long as I can remember. This is my retelling of that story, in a regular, chronological podcast, from the cataclysmic end of Roman Britain, all the way through to the present day. I’m a bloke in a shed, this is not a dry retelling of events; I make sure this is good, properly prepared history, but I fill it with my love and enthusiasm for history, and some of the things that make me laugh. 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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I have loved and lived with the story of the history of the English for as long as I can remember. This is my retelling of that story, in a regular, chronological podcast, from the cataclysmic end of Roman Britain, all the way through to the present day. I’m a bloke in a shed, this is not a dry retelling of events; I make sure this is good, properly prepared history, but I fill it with my love and enthusiasm for history, and some of the things that make me laugh. 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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Episodes

259 The Time of Camps

10/14/2018
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1549 was a year of upheaval which led to rebellions which offer a fascinating window into English society. It also saw the publication of the Book of Common Prayer, Cranmer's masterpiece which would form the bedrock of the English church for centuries

Duration:00:36:48

258 Protector Somerset

10/7/2018
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Somerset was an effective soldier, and as uncle to the king he seemed like an ideal choice as Protector. Would he prove an effective political? Good Duke, Bad Duke or just Duke? Over the next few episodes, we'll find out.

Duration:00:37:18

American Scandal Preview

9/27/2018
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American Scandal, is a new podcast from Wondery, which tells the stories of America’s biggest scandals, the who, how and why, to discover what happened, how they changed America - and what lessons we can learn.https://art19.com/shows/american-scandal

Duration:00:17:28

257a Elizabeth on the History in Technicolor podcast

9/23/2018
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The 1998 film 'Elizabeth' covers the reign of Queen Mary, and Elizabeth's early years - and her arrival at a critical decision. Wolf and David talk about film, and its historical accuracy. And point out that the Full Monty is much better than Titanic. Here you can access all the History in Technicolor podcasts, or go to your normal podcatcher - it'll be there as well.

Duration:00:30:42

257 His Blood Crieth out against Thee

9/16/2018
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Within week, Edward Seymour was safely ensconced on the seat of power. But brother Thomas was not impressed, and would involve three women - Catherine Parr, Princess Elizabeth and Jane Grey in his attempt to gain power and influence

Duration:00:40:47

256 The Boy King

9/9/2018
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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?

Duration:00:30:10

255 Europe XI The Spanish Century

9/2/2018
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By 1600, the Spain and her Empire was acknowledged as the richest and most powerful state in Europe. the hardworking Phillip II worked into the night deep in his massive palace of El Escorial to keep the wheels turning. But by his death in 1598, the seeds of her fall were already apparent.

Duration:00:45:52

American Innovations Preview

8/31/2018
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A beautifully produced and engaging science podcast - about the technology and the drama of science. This is a preview of a new series on AI.

Duration:00:09:49

254 Europe X Chaos and Threat

8/19/2018
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Our survey of 16th century Europe moves on to the growth of the Ottoman Empire under Suleyman, and the chaos of the French religious wars.

Duration:00:45:52

253 Europe IX Confessionalism Unleashed

8/12/2018
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How the rise of Calvinism, the Catholic Reformation and the peace of Augsberg combined with attitudes towards heresy to divide Europe along harsher, confessional lines.

Duration:00:52:25

Shedcasters’ Songs, Tudor Medicine And Charity Appeal

8/7/2018
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This is an even freer episode of the history of England to persuade you to donate to the History of England charity appeal. There are songs from Davie, Tudor Medicine from me. To donate go to https://www.justgiving.com/teams/shedcasters

Duration:00:34:56

Roman Bath Museum Worship

8/5/2018
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Discussing what the Roman Baths can tell us about Religious worship in the Roman world, and introducing two of the Roman Baths' most illustrious characters - the Goddess, Sulis Minerva, and the Gorgon. Plus results of the Henry VIII debate!

Duration:00:37:50

The History of the Vikings by Noah Tetzner

7/29/2018
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The History of Vikings features in depth discussions with world-class scholars from Oxford, Harvard, and Yale University, and dives into Norse Mythology and Viking history. From myths and raids, to wooden longboats and the farmstead, Noah Tetzner helps you discover the Vikings and their world.

Duration:00:28:33

252 Henry VIII - Judgement Day

7/22/2018
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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/

Duration:01:16:23

Introducing History in Technicolour

7/15/2018
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Announcing a new podcast from Wolf O'Neil and me, David Crowther. This is a superbrief explanation and a few tiny snippets which will hopefully give you a feel for it all, and persuade you to go and download the first episode, available now, on Zodiac.

Duration:00:05:07

Roman Bath Museum Day to Day

7/8/2018
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The second episode in our series looks at how the Roman Baths operated day to day, the infrastructure and technology, how they were managed, what went on when visitors entered the precinct.

Duration:00:36:16

251 The End of Days

6/24/2018
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In 1546, Gardiner and the religious conservatives moved their sights from Cranmer, to the new darling of the evangelical cause - the Queen. Getting evidence from Anne Askew was the key - and they would stop at nothing to get it.

Duration:00:44:43

Roman Bath Museum Discovery

6/10/2018
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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.

Duration:00:43:29

250 Catherine and Anne

6/3/2018
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In 1545 the struggle between conservative and evangelical, between mumpsimus and sumpsimus grew more intense as Catherine Parr's household shed an evangelical light over the court. And into this situation came a noblewoman from Lincolnshire, Anne Askew.

Duration:00:36:27

249 Knaves I Cannot Rule

5/27/2018
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It's time for a naval encounter, marked by the sinking of the Mary Rose, and then we set the scene for the cut-throat politics of the last years with Richard Rich, Thomas Wriothesley and William Paget.

Duration:00:34:08