The British History Podcast

iTunes is restricting our list to 300 episodes for some reason. To access all episodes, click subscribe. The BHP is a chronological retelling of the history of Britain with a particular focus upon the lives of the people. You won't find a dry recounting of dates and battles here, but instead you'll learn about who these people were and how their desires, fears, and flaws shaped the histories of England, Scotland, and Wales. Support the Show

https://www.thebritishhistorypodcast.com

subscribe
share



 

recommended podcasts


305 – A Very Special BHP Valentine’s Day Episode


History is known as a field for being a bit of a slog. Tracing events, and people, and social movements through decades and centuries is a huge task and the results are usually dense at the best of times. But once in a while,


share





   16m
 
 

304 – A Kingdom Divided


Northumbria was always the hot mess of the...

For a full transcript, go to thebritishhistorypodcast.com


share





   34m
 
 

303 – Eric Bloodaxe


We can probably assume that Harald Fairhair, the King of Norway, had fantastic hair. It was either big, or really long, or super glossy, and it was almost definitely blonde. But it wasn’t the only trait he was known for.


share





   24m
 
 

302 – King Eadred


Ok, where were we? With all this focus on culture, it’s been a little bit since we last talked about the political situation in Britain.  So lets remind ourselves of where things were politically.  


share





   21m
 
 

Chapter 8 – Twilight of the Anglo Saxons


This isn’t going to end well.


share





   3m
 
 

301 – Common Folk


Today, we’re going to wrap up this cultural series with a focus on my favorite group of people.  The people who rarely, if ever, get talked about. The commoners.


share





 2019-01-11  26m
 
 

PSA: Where Are the Episodes?




For a full transcript, go to thebritishhistorypodcast.com


share





 2019-01-07  1m
 
 

300 – Noble Lives


When we left off, we were talking about Thegns. Specifically, we were talking about King’s Thegns and how they could wield degrees of power that could rival even the formidable Ealdormen.


share





 2018-12-18  25m
 
 

299 – The Shape of Power


Ealdormen… Thegns… Ceorls. These were the  important cogs in the machine of government. They had powerful roles, and held powerful spaces within anglo saxon culture. And it’s time we get to know these roles like the back of our hand. You see,


share





 2018-12-07  36m
 
 

The Achavanich Beaker Burial Project: Ancient DNA with Maya Hoole


Links to material referenced in the show. The Achavanich Beaker Burial‘Ava’: a Beaker-associated woman from a cist at Achavanich, Highland, and the story of her (re-)discovery and subsequent study, Published in the Proceedings of the Society of Anti...


share





 2018-12-03  42m