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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

239a Robin Hood by Glen Longwell

2/18/2018
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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!

Duration:00:26:56

239 Henry VIII and his Realm

2/11/2018
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Henry wanted a different relationship with his nobility - a service, court based nobility. Royal power meanwhile must be extended and enhanced. Today we look at Tudor lordship and royal power in the north of England.

Duration:00:35:24

238 The Fight Back

2/4/2018
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In 1539, Henry became convinced that religious reform was going too far. Cromwell and Cranmer failed to see the signs and during the 1539 the act of Six Articles shocked evangelists.

Duration:00:36:01

237 Dissolution and Destruction

1/21/2018
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At the start of 1538, the end of monasticism was widely predicted, and by 1540 the larger monasteries were all gone. Along with an assault on the veneration of relics and saints, the traditional practice of religion was deeply affected.

Duration:00:33:11

236 The Burning of Derfel Gadarn

1/14/2018
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In 1537 and 1538 the doctrinal debate intensified with the Evangelical cause appeared to advance step by step. Cromwell discredited the monastic movement by attacking the veneration of relics.

Duration:00:35:41

235 Pilgrimage of Grace II

1/7/2018
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By December 1536 there were 50,000 rebels camped around Pontefract Castle while inside their leader Robert Aske composed a petition of 24 articles, to re-instate traditional religion and the Pope. No royal army of any size stood between them and London.

Duration:00:35:12

234 Pilgrimage of Grace I

12/17/2017
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It is not true to say that Henry died a Catholic without the Pope. The 1530's were a time of increasing doctrinal confusion which together with the attack on monasticism brought forth a bellow of distress.

Duration:00:33:09

233 Obedience

12/10/2017
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With Anne's death the traditionalists breathed a heavy sign of relief. now all the bad stuff would stop - evangelical reform would be reversed, Mary would be re-instated. They had a shock coming.

Duration:00:31:53

232 Evangelicals

12/3/2017
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From the mid 1520s, the church authorities began to face a more serious challenge from evangelicals like Thomas Bilney and Hugh Latimer. And in 1526 and 1534, Tyndale's New Testament in English transformed the situation

Duration:00:35:00

231b Medieval Castles by George of the World of Castles

11/26/2017
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George gives a survey of the medieval castle, from its first appearance in Europe to its eventual demise as gunpowder worked its changes.

Duration:00:41:22

231 a English Music and the Reformation by Heather Teysko

11/19/2017
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Heather Teysko of the Renaissance English history podcast gives a wonderful and musical introduction to the English choral tradition at the time of the Reformation.

Duration:00:22:13

229a The Progress of the Tudor Court by Natalie Grueninger

10/18/2017
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Every year Henry took his court on a progress through the English countryside. Find out why and what he did from Natalie Grueninger and check out her website www.OntheTudortrail.com

Duration:00:25:25

229 The Reign of Queen Anne Boleyn

10/15/2017
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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.

Duration:00:53:15

228 Mistress Anne Boleyn, Scandal of Christendom

10/8/2017
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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

Duration:00:40:00

227 The Reformation Parliament

10/1/2017
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After Wolsey's fall was a period of stalemate; but between 1529 and 1532, Henry's thoughts crystalised, Anne became to be openly at his side - and a new weapon joined the king - the exocet that was Thomas Cromwell.

Duration:00:47:16

226 The Great Wether

9/24/2017
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In 1529 the campaign for the King's great matter, his divorce came to a climax. Wolsey persuaded the Pope to allow a court to be held in England under Cardinals Campeggio and Wolsey. On its success or failure would rest Wolsey's own future.

Duration:00:47:11

225 Matters Great and Personal

9/17/2017
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The king's Great Matter as it was to be called, outraged and divided Christendom, and has been dividing us ever since. What motivated it? Who was responsible? The debate starts here.

Duration:00:47:21

224 Deadly Poison

9/10/2017
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In 1520 the Pope threatened an obscure Augustinian monk with excommunication. Why ? What happened next? And how did the English react?

Duration:00:38:28

223 Venal or Vital?

9/3/2017
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The traditional story of the English Reformation has been of a rotten, moribund, venal church, just waiting to be toppled by reformers, the pyre ignited by Luther's teachings. But was the late medieval church really in such a rotten state?

Duration:00:40:43

222a The Tower of London by James Holdstock

8/27/2017
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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.

Duration:00:44:07

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