The History of England show

The History of England

Summary: A concise history of England in a weekly podcast. We follow English history all the way from the Anglo Saxon invasions at the start of the 6th Century.

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 127b American Innovations Preview | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:51

The newest podcast from Wondery. It’s all about the stories of the scientists, engineers and ordinary folk who were behind some of the greatest American inventions of the last hundred years. Search for American Innovations on Apple Podcasts or go to 

 247a Roanoke - England's First Colony by Joel Kindrick | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:34:39

In 1585, a colony was established at Roanoke, sponsored by Walter Raleigh. Find out what happens from historian and Birkenstock wearer Joel Kindrick.

 247 Queen Catherine the Third | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:33:11

The arrival of Catherine Parr (and family) and preparations for war in France. And rather a lot of digressions.

 246 A Rough Wooing | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:32:40

In 1542, Henry's sought war with France; but before that, he must make sure his northern borders were safe. So began the Rough Wooing, as Henry sought to bring a Pro-English part to power in Scotland, and then bully her into a marriage alliance.

 245 The Prebendaries Plot | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:39:42

In 1543 religious conservatives were in the ascendant, dominated the aristocratic Privy Council and a wave of prosecutions for heresy followed. When some of Archbishop Cranmer's own parishioners of Kent sought to discredit him Gardiner saw an opportunity to bring him down.

 244 No More Time to Dance | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:40:45

Catherine had made a decent start of being queen. And it was really in no body's interest to reveal her old life. But dangers and memories were all around - as were temptations

 243 A Jewel for Womanhood | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:33:51

In 1540 a new member at court, Catherine Howard, caught the eye of a king struggling with his marriage to Anne. By July Anne was gone and Catherine had embarked on her new career as queen of England.

 242 Anne and Thomas | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:40:28

Anne arrived in England to be greeted by 6 burly disguised middle aged men. 1540 was a year neither Anne of Cleves nor Thomas Cromwell were to remember - with affection in one case, or at all in another.

 241a This is War preview | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:08:47

First hand accounts from American veterans of experiences in combat, exploring the reality of what they faced, and how it effected them.

 241 The Illness of King Henry | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:34:14

Henry's attitude to illness, and possible medical explanations for his character and events of his realm. And a negotiation starts for a new wife.

 240 Henry VIII in Ireland and Wales | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:39:04

The 1530's saw radical changes in both Ireland and Wales, following Cromwell's same policy as applied to the northern borders. The outcomes though, were to be very different.

 239a Robin Hood by Glen Longwell | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:26:27

I always wanted to look at the legends of Robin Hood and try to sort fact from fiction - and never got round to it. But Luckily here is Glen of the Glen and Dean show, just just that very thing for the history of England!

 239 Henry VIII and his Realm | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:34:55

Henry wanted a different relationship with his nobility - a service, court based nobility. Royal power meanwhile must be extended and enhanced. Today we look at Tudor lordship and royal power in the north of England.

 238 The Fight Back | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:36:01

In 1539, Henry became convinced that religious reform was going too far. Cromwell and Cranmer failed to see the signs and during the 1539 the act of Six Articles shocked evangelists.

 237 Dissolution and Destruction | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:33:11

At the start of 1538, the end of monasticism was widely predicted, and by 1540 the larger monasteries were all gone. Along with an assault on the veneration of relics and saints, the traditional practice of religion was deeply affected.


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