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

54 BCE. Julius Caesar is returning to Britain. And Cassivellaunus isn’t excited about it. However, this time Caesar is bringing over 800 ships with him. This isn’t a minor expedition, Caesar is coming in force. This is a clash of titans and we will see if the Celtic warrior culture and it’s focus on heroic combat can effectively compete with the ordered machine of war that Rome was famous for. (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

54 BCE. Julius Caesar is returning to Britain. And Cassivellaunus isn't excited about it. However, this time Caesar is bringing over 800 ships with him. This isn't a minor expedition, Caesar is coming in force. This is a clash of titans and we will see if the Celtic warrior culture and it's focus on heroic combat can effectively compete with the ordered machine of war that Rome was famous for. (History of Britain, History of England, History of Wales, Celtic History, Roman History) Support the Show

 4 – The Island at the Edge of the World – Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:56

This episode covers 55 BCE and centers around Julius Caesar’s first invasion of Britannia. Caesar is in Britannia with the Seventh and Tenth Legions, has fought a single battle, and has subsequently received the surrender of the surrounding tribes. But basically after that first landing battle, the Brits had had enough. This cold and eerily silent group of foreigners were just too well armed, too well organized, and just too effective in the battlefield. Peace was the only way to deal with people such as this. So for four days the brits from the surrounding area came to Caesar to surrender. And on the fourth day, Caesar's cavalry finally set sail. Remember them? The 500 cavalry that embarked at a different port from the rest of Caesar’s army? Yeah, they were finally on their way… and that was really good news because those Britons had chariots, and that made them irritatingly speedy. While Caesar had won on the battlefield, he was probably all too aware that he was still exposed so long as the Britons could quickly move throughout the island unchecked. And frankly, until the Romans could ride the Britons down, he wouldn’t be able to stamp out any further resistance… and despite whatever legal pretenses he was giving, that was essentially what Caesar wanted to accomplish here. An end to british resistance and consequently, an end to their interference with his affairs in Gaul. ....

 4 – The Island at the Edge of the World – Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:56

55 BCE. Julius Caesar with the 7th and 10th Legions are trying to subjugate the Britons. The key word here is “trying.” The celts of Britain aren’t going down without a fight and it seems that the elements are on their side. This episode you’re going to learn about one of the worst days of Caesar’s Gallic wars. Certainly not the worst day of his life, that awful day on the Senate floor has that dubious honor, but it was still pretty bad. The question is, would he be able to turn thing around? (History of Britain, History of England, History of Wales, Celtic History, Roman History) Support the Show

 4 – The Island at the Edge of the World – Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:56

55 BCE. Julius Caesar with the 7th and 10th Legions are trying to subjugate the Britons. The key word here is "trying." The celts of Britain aren't going down without a fight and it seems that the elements are on their side. This episode you're going to learn about one of the worst days of Caesar's Gallic wars. Certainly not the worst day of his life, that awful day on the Senate floor has that dubious honor, but it was still pretty bad. The question is, would he be able to turn thing around? (History of Britain, History of England, History of Wales, Celtic History, Roman History) Support the Show

 3 – The Island at the Edge of the World – Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:14

56 BCE to 55 BCE. Julius Caesar is coming to Britain, and he's bringing his friends. He claimed that he wanted to punish the Celtic warriors from Britain for interferring with his Gallic wars, but modern scholars suspect that he was simply trying to bolster his resume. Whatever the case, one of the most famous generals in Roman history is coming to our island at the edge of the world. And the Britons are waiting for him. (History of Britain, History of England, History of Wales, Celtic History, Roman History) Support the Show

 3 – The Island at the Edge of the World – Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:14

This episode covers the years 56 BCE to 55 BCE Today we’re going to talk about Giaus Julius Caesar. Just about everyone knows who Julius Caesar was, but for those of you who aren’t sure and are wondering if he’s the salad guy... remember that Roman who was stabbed to death on the Senate floor, including by his friend Brutus, which lead to the Shakesperean phrase et tu brutae? Well, that’s the guy! And Caesar wanted Britannia... In one stroke he could stabilize his provinces and add substantial power to his name by crossing the feared ocean and bringing the end of the world within the province of Rome. His path could not have been more clearly laid out before him. Unfortunately, there were legal issues to be dealt with regarding the contemplated invasion. Rome dealt harshly with Governors who acted illegally outside of their own provinces and Caesar had powerful enemies in the Senate who would not miss an opportunity to bring the General down. But that wouldn't stop Caesar...

 3 – The Island at the Edge of the World – Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:14

56 BCE to 55 BCE. Julius Caesar is coming to Britain, and he’s bringing his friends. He claimed that he wanted to punish the Celtic warriors from Britain for interferring with his Gallic wars, but modern scholars suspect that he was simply trying to bolster his resume. Whatever the case, one of the most famous generals in Roman history is coming to our island at the edge of the world. And the Britons are waiting for him. (History of Britain, History of England, History of Wales, Celtic History, Roman History) Support the Show

 2 – Invasion of Giant Deer, Cannibals, and Celts! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:56

A whirlwind tour of the 70,000 years of the history of Britain, taking us through pre-historic Britain and landing us finally at the eve of Julius Caesar's invasions of Britannia. You will learn about the early beginnings of England, Scotland, and Wales while also getting a sense of what ice age Britain was like. For example, did you know that we had woolly mammoths and giant deer? (History of Britain, History of England, History of Wales, History of Scotland) Support the Show

 2 – Invasion of Giant Deer, Cannibals, and Celts! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:56

We're going to cover about 70,000 years in a single podcast!  Hold on to your seats for a fast paced primer that will get you ready for Caesar's invasions! Giant. Deer. Megaloceros indeed!

 2 – Invasion of Giant Deer, Cannibals, and Celts! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:56

A whirlwind tour of the 70,000 years of the history of Britain, taking us through pre-historic Britain and landing us finally at the eve of Julius Caesar’s invasions of Britannia. You will learn about the early beginnings of England, Scotland, and Wales while also getting a sense of what ice age Britain was like. For example, did you know that we had woolly mammoths and giant deer? (History of Britain, History of England, History of Wales, History of Scotland) Support the Show

 1 – Welcome To The British History Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 9:26

Today I'm posting my first Podcast!  This is something that I've been thinking about doing for some time, and I'm excited to finally share my thoughts on British history with the pocasting community.  The podcasts are going to be organized in chronological order and I'm going to try to be as thorough as possible, while still focusing on the human drama that drove the events. You'll notice that, when you listen to the podcasts, I'm trying to keep to a conversational tone.  Basically, I'm not working from a script, which I felt resulted in a wooden delivery, and instead I'm working loosely off of notes.  I hope that this format results in a more engaging and personable style. As I mention in my Introduction podcast, I'm a Brit who's lived most of his life in the US.  Consequently, I speak with an American accent and I hope that isn't too much of an issue for my listeners.  I know there are expectations on accents for certain subjects, but there's little I can do about it now.  I lost my accent many years ago, after all. Anyway, I'm quite excited about this new project and I hope you enjoy listening to the podcasts! If you have any questions or comments, please write me at thebritishhistorypodcast@gmail.com Thanks for listening!

 1 – A History of Britain | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 9:26

Hi! Welcome to the British History Podcast. My name is Jamie, and this show is a chronological retelling of the story of Britain, from its very earliest days when prehistoric man shared the island with Giant Deer and massive earth grinding glaciers… all the way to the dawn of the Second World War. This show focuses upon the people, the drama, and the real life events that shaped and molded this island into a global super power. The stories that you’re going to hear in this podcast continue to shape us today and many of the lessons learned by our ancestors still apply to us. Support the Show

 1 – A History of Britain | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 9:26

Hi! Welcome to the British History Podcast. My name is Jamie, and this show is a chronological retelling of the story of Britain, from its very earliest days when prehistoric man shared the island with Giant Deer and massive earth grinding glaciers… all the way to the dawn of the Second World War. This show focuses upon the people, the drama, and the real life events that shaped and molded this island into a global super power. The stories that you’re going to hear in this podcast continue to shape us today and many of the lessons learned by our ancestors still apply to us. Support the Show

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