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The British History Podcast

Summary: 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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  • Artist: Jamie Jeffers
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 13 – Agricola | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:43

We’re going to talk about the governorship of Agricola, the Scots, the Irish, and I’m going to say “isthmus” an unreasonable number of times! Here’s a map of Agricola’s advance. HOWEVER the dates listed are the later of the two dates I mention in the podcast. Many historians think that these dates should be one year earlier. (That will make more sense to you after you listen to the podcast). NOTE: I made a comment that the legions raided on their way to Eboracum in the podcast. I meant to say that they raided once they got PAST Eboracum. Eboracum and Deva were, of course, Roman towns. At least they were at this point in time. So I think it’s safe to assume they didn’t raid their own people. (History of Britain, History of England, History of Wales, History of Scotland, Celtic History, Roman History) Support the Show

 12 – The Road to the North | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:59

I'm back! I was delayed due to my computer kindly self-destructing last week. So for this episode we'll be talking about how awful life under Roman Rule was in the first century, the year of the four emperors, and the events that lead up to Agricola. If you're a fan on the podcast, please click the "Show your support" button on the website and become a member! Membership is cheap ($2.99 a month), it can be cancelled any time, and it will really help me out! So if you can spare $2.99 a month, please consider it. Thanks!

 12 – The Road to the North | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:59

70 CE to 78 CE. This episode we’ll be talking about how awful life under Roman Rule was in the first century, the year of the four emperors, and the events that lead up to Agricola. (History of Britain, History of England, History of Wales, History of Scotland, Celtic History, Roman History) Support the Show

 12 – The Road to the North | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:59

70 CE to 78 CE. This episode we'll be talking about how awful life under Roman Rule was in the first century, the year of the four emperors, and the events that lead up to Agricola. (History of Britain, History of England, History of Wales, History of Scotland, Celtic History, Roman History) Support the Show

 11 – Boudica’s Rebellion, Part Two | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:34

Here's the exciting conclusion of Boudica's Rebellion. Additionally, as a side note, I have rerecorded the first 4 podcasts (the Introduction episode through Island Part Two) and I hope to rerecord Part 3 sometime soon. So they should have significantly better sound quality etc! Enjoy!

 11 – Boudica’s Rebellion, Part Two | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:21

60 CE Having burned several cities to the ground, Boudica and her army of enraged Britons are a seemingly unstoppable force. However, Governor Suetonius has returned from the West, and has marshalled his forces. It was a conflict is so famous that even Tacitus wrote of it… and only one general would come out on top. (History of Britain, History of England, History of Wales, Celtic History, Roman History) Support the Show

 11 – Boudica’s Rebellion, Part Two | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:21

60 CE Having burned several cities to the ground, Boudica and her army of enraged Britons are a seemingly unstoppable force. However, Governor Suetonius has returned from the West, and has marshalled his forces. It was a conflict is so famous that even Tacitus wrote of it... and only one general would come out on top. (History of Britain, History of England, History of Wales, Celtic History, Roman History) Support the Show

 10 – Boudica’s Rebellion, Part One | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:28

This episode focuses upon the year 60 and the story of Boudica, queen of the Iceni. The year was 1907. A young boy swimming in the river Alde spotted something shiny in the water. What he found was the bronze head that clearly had been hacked from the body a statue. He took it home, painted it white, and placed it in his garden. My American listeners likely have their heads spinning upon hearing this, but occurrences like the bronze head in the garden aren’t exactly uncommon. For example, the guy who found Seahenge had earlier found an axe that was thousands of years old and he just kept it on his mantle for a while. Anyway, so the head was kept in the garden... until it was recognized as an artifact by some local experts and it was determined that it was the head of the Roman Emperor Claudius from the first century AD. He ended up selling it for five shillings. …

 10 – Boudica’s Rebellion, Part One | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:28

This episode focuses upon the year 60 and the story of the queen of the Iceni. Rome’s chickens are coming home to roost. After nearly 20 years of conflict and domination, things are hitting a fever pitch in the first of two episodes that will cover one of Britain’s most famous warleaders, the woman who would challenge the might of Rome. Boudica. (History of Britain, History of England, History of Wales, Celtic History, Roman History) Support the Show

 10 – Boudica’s Rebellion, Part One | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:28

This episode focuses upon the year 60 and the story of the queen of the Iceni. Rome's chickens are coming home to roost. After nearly 20 years of conflict and domination, things are hitting a fever pitch in the first of two episodes that will cover one of Britain's most famous warleaders, the woman who would challenge the might of Rome. Boudica. (History of Britain, History of England, History of Wales, Celtic History, Roman History) Support the Show

 9 – Suetonius, Part-Time Mountain-Climber and Full-Time Jerk. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:58

We’re going to discuss Didius, Suetonius, Cartimandua, and Romanization as we set up our next topic… Boudica! This episode covers the years 54 CE to 60 CE and the major characters are… Cartimandua, Queen of the Brigantes and unhappy wife Venutius, King of the Brigantes and unhappy Husband and Gaius Suetonius Paulinus, governor of Britannia… and probably unhappy as well.

 9 – Suetonius, Part-Time Mountain-Climber and Full-Time Jerk. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:57

This episode covers the years 54 CE to 60 CE and the major characters are… Cartimandua, Queen of the Brigantes and unhappy wife Venutius, King of the Brigantes and unhappy Husband and Gaius Suetonius Paulinus, governor of Britannia… and probably unhappy as well. There is a new Emperor ruling over Rome. What impact will this have upon how Britain, one of the Empire’s newest properties, is administered. Meanwhile, how will the tribes within Britain, such as the Kingdom of the Brigante, cope with the brewing cultural conflict between the Britons and the Romans? This episode will address those questions and will also talk about how Romanization was carried out, and the sheer chaos that would have created among the Britons. (History of Britain, History of England, History of Wales, Celtic History, Roman History) Support the Show

 9 – Suetonius, Part-Time Mountain-Climber and Full-Time Jerk. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:57

This episode covers the years 54 CE to 60 CE and the major characters are… Cartimandua, Queen of the Brigantes and unhappy wife Venutius, King of the Brigantes and unhappy Husband and Gaius Suetonius Paulinus, governor of Britannia… and probably unhappy as well. There is a new Emperor ruling over Rome. What impact will this have upon how Britain, one of the Empire's newest properties, is administered. Meanwhile, how will the tribes within Britain, such as the Kingdom of the Brigante, cope with the brewing cultural conflict between the Britons and the Romans? This episode will address those questions and will also talk about how Romanization was carried out, and the sheer chaos that would have created among the Britons. (History of Britain, History of England, History of Wales, Celtic History, Roman History) Support the Show

 8 – Caractacus, the Home-Wrecker | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:17

Caractacus’ rebellion leads to a nasty divorce, and Claudius marries a woman who’s killed at least one prior husband (a rookie mistake). This episode will cover the years 42 to 54 CE The main characters will be… Caractacus, leader of the British resistance and exiled king of the Catuvellauni. Aulus Plautius, the general who took Britannia for Emperor Claudius Publius Ostorius Scapula, a Roman governor of Britannia Cartimandua, Queen of the Brigante and Venutius, King of the Brigante

 8 – Caractacus, the Home-Wrecker | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:17

This episode will cover the years 42 to 54 CE The main characters will be… Caractacus, leader of the British resistance and exiled king of the Catuvellauni. Aulus Plautius, the general who took Britannia for Emperor Claudius Publius Ostorius Scapula, a Roman governor of Britannia Cartimandua, Queen of the Brigante and Venutius, King of the Brigante The Governance of Aulus Plautius is over and a new Governor is brought to command, and subjugate, the Britons. A brutal man named Publius Ostorius Scapula. But the British resistance was not over. Caractacus might have lost the fight against Plautius, but he wasn’t defeated. The fight for Britain continues. (History of Britain, History of England, History of Wales, Celtic History, Roman History) Support the Show

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