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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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 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

 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

 7 – The Claudian Invasion of Britannia | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:32

This episode covers the invasion of Britannia in 42 CE by emperor Claudius. The major characters we’ll be talking about today are… Emperor Claudius - Emperor of Rome and man in need of a serious PR campaign. Aulus Plautius - His General, and the man tasked with invading Britannia. Vespasian - Leader of the Second Legion and future Emperor of Rome (though he didn’t know it yet). Togodomnus - Son of Cunobellinus and leader of the Catuvellauni. Caractucus - Brother of Togodomnus, and other leader of the Catvellauni “Whoever were the first inhabitants of Britain, whether natives or immigrants, has never been answered: don’t forget we are dealing with barbarians.” - Tacitus, Agricola. When we last left off, Emperor Claudius heard the pleas of Verica, the deposed king of the Atrebates, who begged that he come to the aid of his kingdom and put down King Caractacus and his Catuvellauni. Emperor Claudius saw a larger opportunity… the chance to talk all of Britannia, as well as the title of Britannicus for himself, and thus free him from the incredibly tenuous position he had found himself in. Being Emperor isn’t as great as it sounds when your guard are the very same men who had just killed the previous Emperor, your nephew. He needed the support of the people if he was going to last very long… and conquering some barbarians could be a way to accomplish that.

 7 – The Claudian Invasion of Britannia | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:32

This episode covers the invasion of Britannia in 42 CE by emperor Claudius. The major characters we’ll be talking about today are… Emperor Claudius – Emperor of Rome and man in need of a serious PR campaign. Aulus Plautius – His General, and the man tasked with invading Britannia. Vespasian – Leader of the Second Legion and future Emperor of Rome (though he didn’t know it yet). Togodomnus – Son of Cunobellinus and leader of the Catuvellauni. Caractucus – Brother of Togodomnus, and other leader of the Catvellauni “Whoever were the first inhabitants of Britain, whether natives or immigrants, has never been answered: don’t forget we are dealing with barbarians.” – Tacitus, Agricola. Emperor Claudius, driven by politics and a need to establish his value, has dispatched the Second, Ninth, Fourteenth, and Twentieth legions to Britannia. The British warriors tribes managed to hold their own against the power of Rome twice before, and against Rome’s most famous General, but will they be able to withstand the sheer destruction that four legions can bring? Only time will tell. (History of Britain, History of England, History of Wales, Celtic History, Roman History) Support the Show

 7 – The Claudian Invasion of Britannia | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:32

This episode covers the invasion of Britannia in 42 CE by emperor Claudius. The major characters we’ll be talking about today are… Emperor Claudius - Emperor of Rome and man in need of a serious PR campaign. Aulus Plautius - His General, and the man tasked with invading Britannia. Vespasian - Leader of the Second Legion and future Emperor of Rome (though he didn’t know it yet). Togodomnus - Son of Cunobellinus and leader of the Catuvellauni. Caractucus - Brother of Togodomnus, and other leader of the Catvellauni “Whoever were the first inhabitants of Britain, whether natives or immigrants, has never been answered: don’t forget we are dealing with barbarians.” - Tacitus, Agricola. Emperor Claudius, driven by politics and a need to establish his value, has dispatched the Second, Ninth, Fourteenth, and Twentieth legions to Britannia. The British warriors tribes managed to hold their own against the power of Rome twice before, and against Rome's most famous General, but will they be able to withstand the sheer destruction that four legions can bring? Only time will tell. (History of Britain, History of England, History of Wales, Celtic History, Roman History) Support the Show

 6 – The Heir of Caligula and the Son of Commius | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:37

We are rocking through about 100 years of history… from about 54 BCE to 42 CE, and we will cover the events that eventually lead to the Roman Occupation of Britannia. The major characters of this episode will be…. Octavius Augustus - the First Emperor of Rome Caligula - one of Rome’s more colorful Emperors. Cassius Chaerea - The Commander of the Praetorian Guard Claudius - One of the more underestimated emperors in Roman history Caractacus - Leader of the Catuvellauni, son of Cunobellinus, and all around tough Celt. Verica - Son of Commius, King of the Atrebates, and Roman ally. When we last left off, Caesar left Britannia… and he might have regretted that. Or at the very least, he probably regretted a few things he did once he got to Rome because things didn’t end too well for him. Whatever his personal feelings about his two invasions might have been, when he left, he was able to claim he was victorious over the Britons… and he set the legal precedent for further invasions and annexation. However, life got in the way and he never got the chance to become Britannicus.

 6 – The Heir of Caligula and the Son of Commius | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:37

We are rocking through about 100 years of history… from about 54 BCE to 42 CE, and we will cover the events that eventually lead to the Roman Occupation of Britannia. The major characters of this episode will be…. Octavius Augustus – the First Emperor of Rome Caligula – one of Rome’s more colorful Emperors. Cassius Chaerea – The Commander of the Praetorian Guard Claudius – One of the more underestimated emperors in Roman history Caractacus – Leader of the Catuvellauni, son of Cunobellinus, and all around tough Celt. Verica – Son of Commius, King of the Atrebates, and Roman ally. A lot of time has passed since Caesar left these shores and became a human pin cushion. But despite being distracted by internal troubles, Britannia wasn’t fully forgotten in the Roman halls of power. In this episode we are going to learn about Caligula’s ambitions in Britain, and with the rise of Emperor Claudius the stage is set for another clash of titans between the warrior tribes of Britain and the Roman Empire. (History of Britain, History of England, History of Wales, Celtic History, Roman History) Support the Show

 6 – The Heir of Caligula and the Son of Commius | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:37

We are rocking through about 100 years of history… from about 54 BCE to 42 CE, and we will cover the events that eventually lead to the Roman Occupation of Britannia. The major characters of this episode will be…. Octavius Augustus - the First Emperor of Rome Caligula - one of Rome’s more colorful Emperors. Cassius Chaerea - The Commander of the Praetorian Guard Claudius - One of the more underestimated emperors in Roman history Caractacus - Leader of the Catuvellauni, son of Cunobellinus, and all around tough Celt. Verica - Son of Commius, King of the Atrebates, and Roman ally. A lot of time has passed since Caesar left these shores and became a human pin cushion. But despite being distracted by internal troubles, Britannia wasn't fully forgotten in the Roman halls of power. In this episode we are going to learn about Caligula's ambitions in Britain, and with the rise of Emperor Claudius the stage is set for another clash of titans between the warrior tribes of Britain and the Roman Empire. (History of Britain, History of England, History of Wales, Celtic History, Roman History) Support the Show

 5 – The Island at the Edge of the World – Part 3 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:09

This episode covers 54 BCE and the major characters are… Julius Caesar… veteran invader of Britannia, friend of Brutus, and (spoiler alert) he was also a rather famous senatorial pin cushion. Cassivellaunus… leader of the Britons, all around tough dude… and almost certainly not called “cassivellaunus” but the romans were famously bad at translating non-Latin names into Latin. So we’ll just call him Cassivellaunus. Last week we spoke about Caesar’s first invasion, the 55 BCE invasion, which ended in... well, I wouldn’t call it a victory... Caesar managed to find success, sort of. But it was sort of like finding a lucky penny, it really didn’t require any skill on his part. He just stumbled upon a pleasant happenstance. And that brings us to 54 BCE… and Caesar was once again looking across the channel. You didn’t think he’d just leave and be done with the island, did you?

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