The British History Podcast

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When we left off last week we spoke about King AEthelberht’s ascension to the throne of Wessex in... For more information and a full summary, go to thebritishhistorypodcast.com. Follow us @BritishPodcast
It's that time again! Read more → For more information and a full summary, go to thebritishhistorypodcast.com. Follow us @BritishPodcast
King Offa of Mercia has died after a surprisingly long and productive reign. The degree of power he had gathered for himself was truly something to behold. While his reach didn’t stretch into Mercia’s ancient enemies beyond the Humber, Northumbria, he had a stunning degree of influence over the English Kingdoms in the south. Throughout the history of Britain, Offa will continue to stand out as one of the great island rulers. Really, the only southern English kingdom that appears to have had any degree of independence at the end of Offa’s reign was Wessex. But even Wessex was closely tied and allied to Offa, as it’s current king held the throne thanks in no small part to Offa’s intervention in their civil war. Support the Show
Ok, when we last left off, Augustine had become the Archbishop of England, had been given orders to make London the seat of the English Church, and had some Papal answers to some rather odd questions. Support the Show
As you probably remember from the main podcast, before we had the appearance of major Anglo Saxon kingdoms, there was an initial migration and invasion in the sub-Roman period, with famous Germanic leaders like Hengest, Horsa, and Aelle appearing in Kent and Sussex. But there was also a staunch British resistance to these incursions lead, in part, by a man by the name of Ambrosius Aurelianus (who might have also been known as Riothamus and might have even been the inspiration for Arthur... but only maybe, because Arthur is a bit of a mystery). Support the Show
About a year and a half ago I did a series on the Staffordshire hoard. And talking with the experts and viewing the relics was easily one of my favorite moments from the entire experience of putting together the BHP. As you might remember, the hoard was found in Mercia and it is dated to roughly around the era that we’re talking about right now. In fact, I would be willing to wager that for most of you, the first time you heard the name “Wulfhere” was during those episodes. Because it’s possible that the Hoard had some level of connection to him, and it might have actually been his. Support the Show
I’ll be talking in broad strokes today, but I want to give you a forest view of what we’ve been talking about over the last couple seasons. Support the Show
As you might have noticed, the regular episode is delayed. This is due to a stunningly bad series... For more information and a full summary, go to thebritishhistorypodcast.com. Follow us @BritishPodcast
We've reached 3,000 likes on facebook!  So as promised, here's a bonus member's only episode.  This... For more information and a full summary, go to thebritishhistorypodcast.com. Follow us @BritishPodcast
Ok, we have a battle coming up but things are still changing rather rapidly and there's some interesting stuff to cover regarding that, such as language, religion, culture, warfare, and that question that's probably nagging you at the back of your head... if we have wealthy powerful kings in England, why don't we have anything resembling a Roman empire... or at least a mini Roman empire? Support the Show
Today we’re starting a series on one of the most influential Mercian kings in history. King Offa. But before we start this story, I need to fess up to a couple things. Support the Show
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To keep you entertained over the long weekend, here's a short term special for you to enjoy. Read... For more information and a full summary, go to thebritishhistorypodcast.com. Follow us @BritishPodcast
When we last left off we were talking about what a big deal King Egbert of Wessex was. And for good... For more information and a full summary, go to thebritishhistorypodcast.com. Follow us @BritishPodcast
It's that time again! Read more → For more information and a full summary, go to thebritishhistorypodcast.com. Follow us @BritishPodcast
Ok, so lets leave Britain for this episode and head to Rome. I hear it’s nice this time of year. Actually, I hear it’s really hot this time of year. But it seems like everywhere is right now... so Rome it is! Support the Show
Ok, so right now I’m in a situation where I might need to make some hard choices on where my time... For more information and a full summary, go to thebritishhistorypodcast.com. Follow us @BritishPodcast
Ok, when we last left off, we were talking about a new class of elites in sub-roman britain. A group of individuals we identify as anglo saxons and kings, and we also mentioned the class of nobles that was growing up around them. We also talked about how that change, the increase in social stratification, might have come about. Support the Show
So it’s 568. And things in what will someday... For a full transcript, go to thebritishhistorypodcast.com
To celebrate the 200th episode, I took questions... For a full transcript, go to thebritishhistorypodcast.com
While all of the political wrangling was... For a full transcript, go to thebritishhistorypodcast.com
It’s 872 and Halfdan’s year has been a bit of a... For a full transcript, go to thebritishhistorypodcast.com
The first half of this episode is a combination... For a full transcript, go to thebritishhistorypodcast.com
And we are back! Thank you all for being patient... For a full transcript, go to thebritishhistorypodcast.com
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Podcast Details

Started
May 28th, 2011
Latest Episode
Mar 20th, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
552
Avg. Episode Length
28 minutes
Explicit
No

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