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

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344 – Cnut’s Mad Lads

In the year of 1021, the Anglo Saxon Chronicle tells us two things. A Bishop died. And Thorkell the Tall was expelled from the country. And that’s all it tells us.



343 – By Thorkell’s Beard

This is a story of palace intrigue, murder, and atypical alopecia… and it all begins where these things usually do… with a real estate transaction.


 2020-02-28  22m

Bonus Episode: Shrove Tuesday

Today is Shrove Tuesday. And if you’re not in Britain, you might be wondering what Shrove Tuesday is, and even if you are British, you might be wondering why you’re celebrating it.


 2020-02-25  10m

342 – King Cnut of Denmark and England

If you have heard of King Cnut, what you probably...

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 2020-02-14  29m

341 – King Cnut of England

Cnut made a lot of smart moves in a very short...

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 2020-02-05  28m

340 – A Bit of a Cnut

When we left off, Cnut had managed to get Eadric...

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 2020-01-23  32m

339 – Cnut the Conqueror

It’s been a strange few years. The fall of the...

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 2020-01-17  24m

338 – The Fall of King Edmund Ironsides

Edmund hadn’t lost, and for now that was enough.


 2019-12-27  37m

337 – The Rise of King Edmund Ironside

Can you feel it? It feels like there is a lull before the storm. AEthelred Unread is now gone, and Normandy is now officially on the board. 1066 is on the doorstep.


 2019-12-22  31m