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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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History

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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

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


Scandal of Christendom results and prizes

11/12/2017
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The hooley is all over! It's been good! Find out here what you all decided, and who won what.

Duration: 00:05:31


231 The Scandal of Christendom Debate

10/29/2017
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Some of the arguments about Anne Boleyn's life and career, to help you make you make your choice and vote on the History of England Facebook page http://bit.ly/THoEFBpage before 19th November. 4 Prizes to be won!

Duration: 00:50:03


230a The Fall of Anne Boleyn by Claire Ridgway

10/25/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:22:53


230 The Execution of Anne Boleyn

10/22/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:43:27


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


225a The Reformation by Luke and Otto

9/21/2017
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Luke and Otto talk about the Reformation and bottoms from the perspective of the younger listener.

Duration: 00:39:27


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


222 From Hapsburg to Valois

8/20/2017
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The diplomacy of the early 1520s culminated at Pavia, with the ruin of French hopes - and also English as Hapsburg for a while reigned supreme. Domestic politics saw Wolsey discredited for the first time, and the Boleyns arrive at court.

Duration: 00:40:29


221 The Finest Buck

8/13/2017
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Henry had shown a hint of the man he would become in 1510 by the execution of Empson and Dudley. In 1521, the Duke of Buckingham was in his sights, as Europe's Universal Peace sank beneath the waves.

Duration: 00:30:42

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