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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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 203 The Spanish Princess | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:36:00

After negotiations that would win prizes, it was finally time for Henry VII and Queen Elizabeth's pride and joy Prince Arthur to marry the Spanish Princess, Catherine of Aragon.

 202 Scotland, Cornwell and Warbeck | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:38:07

The travels of Perkin Warbeck take him to Scotland, marriage and war; which leads to taxes, which leads to rebellion. T'was ever thus.

 201 Poyning's Law | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:34:36

Ireland in 1495 was almost 3 societies living side by side. We take a trip to Ireland, hear about the Great Earl, and the law that became known as Poyning's law. Plus, Perkin arrives - will Ireland welcome him as it did Lambert?

 200 Printin and Perkin | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:39:38

The appearance of a new pretender - Perkin Warbeck in Ireland was to distort Henry VII's domestic and foreign policy for the rest of the 1490's.

 199 The New Men | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:35:28

Henry VII's ambitions were to rule in the French style - to better control and increase his income. He gathered around him bureaucrats - new men he could trust and who depended on him rather than the nobility of the court. We also start the story of printing.

 Members Shedcasts are here! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:08:35

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 198 Mothers and Wives | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:37:44

In 1485 and 1486 Henry established the foundations of his reign through parliament, and established his household. The relationship between his wife and his mother would always be a matter of some debate.

 197 The Story of Henry VII | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:36:48

The personality of Henry VII, the story he created of himself, and how history has treated his reputation.

 196 England at the Dawn of the Tudor Age | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:40:38

England in 1485 was at once a deeply traditional medieval society - and yet poised at the edge of change - economic, social, religious and political

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 195 The History of Europe Part VIII | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:41:09

15th Century European kingdoms were wracked by internal division as well as international war. By the end of the century, Rome was no more, Christendom was increasingly disunited and new monarchies were on the way.

 194 The Wars of the Roses | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:39:53

1485 was not the end of the Wars of the Roses; the fear of dynastic strife lasts well into Henry VIII's reign. But we draw a close at the battle of Stoke, and ask what the Wars changed - if anything.

 193 The Blood of Innocents | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:53:24

In 1483, the gates of the Tower of London closed on two innocent and defenceless boys; one, Edward, captured and the other Richard, given up by his mother. As far as we know, neither of were seen outside the walls again.

 192 Bosworth | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:40:42

At last in 1485 Richard got to meet his challenger in person at the Battle of Bosworth - a meeting he needed every bit as much as Henry Tudor.

 191 The Reign of Richard III | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:40:45

Unfortunately for Richard he was never able to simply concentrate of governing the realm; the hangover of his accession, the presence of Henry Tudor abroad - these things constantly took his attention away.


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