The British History Podcast

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. iTunes is restricting our list to 300 episodes for some reason. To access all episodes, click subscribe. Support the Show

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351 – Collapse


I wonder if Cnut could see what was coming. All the signs were in front of him. Everything was starting to line up. But was he actually putting it together?


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 2020-06-26  26m
 
 

350 – A Tough Cnut to Crack


We have another mystery on our hands. We have a missing year. And I don’t think it was because nothing was happening.


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 2020-06-12  23m
 
 

349 – AElfgifu’s Tale


Successful Kings don’t rule alone. This is especially true for Kings with as much going on as Cnut. And one of Cnut’s most influential right-hand men was actually his Queen. And Emma was more than just an advisor.


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 2020-05-25  22m
 
 

348 – Ruling Hard or Hardly Ruling


Europe was in chaos in the 1020s. Crises just kept coming, and the powerful were trying to capitalize on disorder. And in times like these, actions can have outsized impact, even the smaller ones.


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 2020-05-13  30m
 
 

347 – Aggressive Diplomacy


What we call history was, at one point, just current events. And world affairs never happen in a vacuum. It’s never just one thing happening after another…


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 2020-05-02  25m
 
 

346 – Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Drakkars


It’s 1025 Cnut had a problem on his hands. Barely a year after putting down Thorkell’s rebellion, Cnut was sailing for Denmark… again. To war, again.


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 2020-04-22  31m
 
 

345 – Building Blocks


In the early 11th century, the English were...

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 2020-04-10  19m
 
 

Bonus Episode: Slavery


More material is coming, but here is a bonus episode to keep you company while you're practicing social distancing.


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 2020-03-20  30m
 
 

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.


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 2020-03-13  29m
 
 

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.


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 2020-02-28  22m