Pax Britannica: A History of the British Empire show

Pax Britannica: A History of the British Empire

Summary: Pax Britannica is a narrative history podcast covering the empire upon which the sun never set. Beginning with the accession of James VI of Scotland to the throne of England, Pax Britannica will follow the people and events that created an empire that dominated the globe. Hosted by a PhD candidate in British Imperial history, and based on extensive scholarship and primary sources, along with interviews with experts in their field, Pax Britannica aims to explain the rise and eventual fall of the largest empire in history. After all, how peaceful was the 'British Peace'?

Podcasts:

 02.46 - Witch Hunters on Trial | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2309

Matthew Hopkins, the Witchfinder General, faces humiliation on multiple fronts. His critics are uniting, his prosecutions are falling, and the ruinous cost of hiring him suddenly seems less worthwhile. Check out the podcast website Check out Pax Britannica Merch! Facebook | Twitter | Patreon | Donate This episode primarily makes use of the following texts: - Gaskill, Malcolm, Witchfinders: A Seventeenth Century English Tragedy, (2005) - Levack, Brian, ‘State-Building and Witch-Hunting’, in Oldridge, Darren (ed.), The Witchcraft Reader, 2002 - Purkiss, DIane, The English Civil War: A People's History, (2007) - Jackson, Louise, ‘Witches, Wives and Mothers: Witchcraft Persecution and Women’s Confessions in Seventeenth-Century England’, in Oldridge, Darren (ed.), The Witchcraft Reader, 2002 - Peter Elmer, Witchcraft, Witch-Hunting, and Politics in Early Modern England, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016) - Gaskill, Malcolm, ‘Witchcraft Trials in England’, in Levack, Brian (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe and Colonial America, (2016) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

 02.45 - Before They Are Hanged | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1766

We see the result of the Witchfinder General's efforts in the summer assizes of Chelmsford and Bury St. Edmunds. One was headed by the Earl of Warwick, a noble with little in the way of legal training, and the other by a triumvirate of two priests and a lawyer. One goes exceptionally well for the witchfinders, and the other... not so much. Check out the podcast website Check out Pax Britannica Merch! Facebook | Twitter | Patreon | Donate This episode primarily makes use of the following texts: - Gaskill, Malcolm, Witchfinders: A Seventeenth Century English Tragedy, (2005) - Levack, Brian, ‘State-Building and Witch-Hunting’, in Oldridge, Darren (ed.), The Witchcraft Reader, 2002 - Purkiss, DIane, The English Civil War: A People's History, (2007) - Jackson, Louise, ‘Witches, Wives and Mothers: Witchcraft Persecution and Women’s Confessions in Seventeenth-Century England’, in Oldridge, Darren (ed.), The Witchcraft Reader, 2002 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

 02.44 - The Witchfinder General | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2020

Old grudges and fears come to the fore in Essex, as word spreads that witch-finders roam. Check out the podcast website Check out Pax Britannica Merch! Facebook | Twitter | Patreon | Donate Listen to the History of England Charity for Ukraine: Disasters Emergency Committee UK Government Guidance Amnesty International This episode primarily makes use of the following texts: - Gaskill, Malcolm, Witchfinders: A Seventeenth Century English Tragedy, (2005) - Levack, Brian, ‘State-Building and Witch-Hunting’, in Oldridge, Darren (ed.), The Witchcraft Reader, 2002 - Purkiss, DIane, The English Civil War: A People's History, (2007) - Jackson, Louise, ‘Witches, Wives and Mothers: Witchcraft Persecution and Women’s Confessions in Seventeenth-Century England’, in Oldridge, Darren (ed.), The Witchcraft Reader, 2002 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

 02.43 - The Hunt Begins | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2162

Matthew Hopkins, the infamous Witch-Finder General, begins his campaign through south-eastern England, as we discuss the opening accusations of the greatest and deadliest witch hunt in English history. Check out the podcast website Check out Pax Britannica Merch! Facebook | Twitter | Patreon | Donate This episode primarily makes use of the following texts: - Gaskill, Malcolm, Witchfinders: A Seventeenth Century English Tragedy, (2005) - Levack, Brian, ‘State-Building and Witch-Hunting’, in Oldridge, Darren (ed.), The Witchcraft Reader, 2002 - Purkiss, DIane, The English Civil War: A People's History, (2007) - Jackson, Louise, ‘Witches, Wives and Mothers: Witchcraft Persecution and Women’s Confessions in Seventeenth-Century England’, in Oldridge, Darren (ed.), The Witchcraft Reader, 2002 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

 02.42 - The Devil Hath His Chapel | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2015

The Witchfinder General, Matthew Hopkins, did not exist in a vacuum. How could this man, who had no formal authority, tour South-East England and not only execute hundreds of 'witches', but find cheering crowds and grateful magistrates waiting for him? Today's episode will examine the possible reasons why the Hopkins witch craze was so exceptional in its scale and brutality. Check out the podcast website Check out Pax Britannica Merch! Facebook | Twitter | Patreon | Donate This episode primarily made use of the following texts: - Gaskill, Malcolm, ‘Witchcraft Trials in England’, in Levack, B. P. (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe and Colonial America (Oxford, 2013) - Levack, Brian, ‘State-Building and Witch-Hunting’, in Oldridge, Darren (ed.), The Witchcraft Reader, 2002 - Elmer, Peter,Witchcraft, Witch-Hunting, and Politics in Early Modern England, (Oxford, 2016) - Jackson, Louise, ‘Witches, Wives and Mothers: Witchcraft Persecution and Women’s Confessions in Seventeenth-Century England’, in Oldridge, Darren (ed.), The Witchcraft Reader, 2002 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

 Pax Recommends: History Daily | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2144

"On History Daily, we do history, daily. Every weekday host Lindsay Graham (American Scandal, American History Tellers) takes you back in time to explore a momentous moment that happened ‘on this day’ in history. Whether it’s to remember the tragedy of December 7th, 1941, the day “that will live in infamy,” or to celebrate that 20th day in July, 1969, when mankind reached the moon, History Daily is there to tell you the true stories of the people and events that shaped our world—one day at a time." Listen here: https://pod.link/HistoryDaily Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

 02.41 - The Feigned Mask of Friendship | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1763

Opechancanough, paramount chief of the Powhatan Confederacy, launches another surprise attack on Virginia. Check out the podcast website Check out Pax Britannica Merch! Facebook | Twitter | Patreon | Donate Check out Why Tho? A Personal Journey Through my Record Collection: https://pod.link/1581184036 For this episode, I found the following publications particularly useful: Pestana, Carla, The English Atlantic in an Age of Revolution, 1640-1661, Harvard University Press, 2007 Pestana, Carla, Protestant Empire: Religion and the Making of the British Atlantic World Montgomery, Dennis. 1607: Jamestown and the New World, Billings, Warren M., The Old Dominion in the Seventeenth Century : A Documentary History of Virginia, 1606-1700 Ronald L. Heinemann, John G. Kolp, Anthony S. Parent Jr., William G. Shade, Old Dominion, New Commonwealth: A History of Virginia, 1607–2007 Adams, Lars C. '"The Battle of Weyanoke Creek": A Story of the Third Anglo-Powhatan War in Early Carolina.' Native South 6 (2013) Treaty Ending the Third Anglo-Powhatan War (1646): https://encyclopediavirginia.org/entries/treaty-ending-the-third-anglo-powhatan-war-1646/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

 02.40 - Sitting Out Civil War | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1645

With Civil War back home, England's colonies do their best to stay out of it. Check out the podcast website Check out Pax Britannica Merch! Facebook | Twitter | Patreon | Donate For this episode, I found the following publications particularly useful: Richard Middleton, Colonial America Winthrop, John, A History of New England Pestana, Carla, Protestant Empire: Religion and the Making of the British Atlantic World Pestana, Carla, The English Atlantic in an Age of Revolution, 1640-1661 Moore, Susan Hardman, Pilgrims: New World Settlers & the Call of Home Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

 02.39 - The Master of Scotland | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2284

Check out the podcast website Check out Pax Britannica Merch! Facebook | Twitter | Patreon | Donate For this episode, I found the following publications particularly useful: Kenyon, J. and Ohlmeyer, J., The Civil Wars: A Military History of England, Scotland, and Ireland, 1638-1660. Hill, J. Michael. “Killiecrankie and the Evolution of Highland Warfare.” War in History, vol. 1, no. 2, 1994, Michael Braddick. The Oxford Handbook of the English Revolution Michael Braddick, God's Fury, England's Fire Nick Lipscombe, The English Civil War: An Atlas and Concise History of the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, 1639-51 Peter Gaunt, The English Civil War: A Military History Blair Worden, The English Civil Wars 1640-1660 The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

 02.38 - The Year of Victories | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2222

Check out the podcast website Check out Pax Britannica Merch! Facebook | Twitter | Patreon | Donate For this episode, I found the following publications particularly useful: Kenyon, J. and Ohlmeyer, J., The Civil Wars: A Military History of England, Scotland, and Ireland, 1638-1660. Hill, J. Michael. “Killiecrankie and the Evolution of Highland Warfare.” War in History, vol. 1, no. 2, 1994, Michael Braddick. The Oxford Handbook of the English Revolution Michael Braddick, God's Fury, England's Fire Nick Lipscombe, The English Civil War: An Atlas and Concise History of the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, 1639-51 Peter Gaunt, The English Civil War: A Military History Blair Worden, The English Civil Wars 1640-1660 The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

 02.37 - The Whelps of Calvin | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1630

Check out the podcast website Check out Pax Britannica Merch! Facebook | Twitter | Patreon | Donate For this episode, I found the following publications particularly useful: Kenyon, J. and Ohlmeyer, J., The Civil Wars: A Military History of England, Scotland, and Ireland, 1638-1660. Michael Braddick. The Oxford Handbook of the English Revolution Michael Braddick, God's Fury, England's Fire Nick Lipscombe, The English Civil War: An Atlas and Concise History of the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, 1639-51 Peter Gaunt, The English Civil War: A Military History Blair Worden, The English Civil Wars 1640-1660 The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

 02.36 - The War of Three Kingdoms | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1745

Check out the podcast website Check out Pax Britannica Merch! Facebook | Twitter | Patreon | Donate For this episode, I found the following publications particularly useful: Kenyon, J. and Ohlmeyer, J., The Civil Wars: A Military History of England, Scotland, and Ireland, 1638-1660. Harris, T. Rebellion Michael Braddick. The Oxford Handbook of the English Revolution Michael Braddick, God's Fury, England's Fire Nick Lipscombe, The English Civil War: An Atlas and Concise History of the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, 1639-51 Peter Gaunt, The English Civil War: A Military History David Como, Radical Parliamentarians and the English Civil War Conrad Russell, The Fall of the British Monarchies 1637-1642 Blair Worden, The English Civil Wars 1640-1660 David Smith, The Stuart Parliaments, 1603-1689 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

 02.35 - The Solemn League and Covenant | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1729

Check out the podcast website Check out Pax Britannica Merch! Facebook | Twitter | Patreon | Donate For this episode, I found the following publications particularly useful: Kenyon, J. and Ohlmeyer, J., The Civil Wars: A Military History of England, Scotland, and Ireland, 1638-1660. Harris, T. Rebellion Michael Braddick. The Oxford Handbook of the English Revolution Michael Braddick, God's Fury, England's Fire Nick Lipscombe, The English Civil War: An Atlas and Concise History of the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, 1639-51 Peter Gaunt, The English Civil War: A Military History David Como, Radical Parliamentarians and the English Civil War Conrad Russell, The Fall of the British Monarchies 1637-1642 Blair Worden, The English Civil Wars 1640-1660 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

 02.34 - The Cessation of Arms | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1590

Armies clash at Newbury, and the king signs a truce with the Irish Confederacy Check out the podcast website Check out Pax Britannica Merch! Facebook | Twitter | Patreon | Donate For this episode, I found the following publications particularly useful: Kenyon, J. and Ohlmeyer, J., The Civil Wars: A Military History of England, Scotland, and Ireland, 1638-1660. Harris, T. Rebellion Michael J. Braddick. The Oxford Handbook of the English Revolution Nick Lipscombe, The English Civil War: An Atlas and Concise History of the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, 1639-51 Peter Gaunt, The English Civil War: A Military History John Cunningham, ‘Politics, 1641-1660’, Cambridge History of Ireland David Edwards, ‘Political Change and Social Transformation, 1603-1641’, Cambridge History of Ireland John Jeremiah Cronin and Padraig Lenihan, ‘Wars of Religion, 1641-1691’, Cambridge History of Ireland Joseph Cope, ‘The Irish Rising’, in Michael J. Braddick. The Oxford Handbook of the English Revolution Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

 ScotRev | Was there a Scottish Revolution? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2262

It's often overshadowed by the English Revolution, but the Scottish Covenanters achieved their own revolution between 1637 and 1644. Or did they? Thank you to all those who agreed to be interviewed for the series! Dr Andrew Lind Dr Chris Langley Dr Karie Schultz Dr Mikki Brock Dr Kirsteen MacKenzie Professor Julian Goodare Dr Louise Yeoman Dr Sharon Adams Professor Laura Stewart Dr Alan MacDonald Dr Claire McNulty Professor Allan MacInnes Dr Allan Kennedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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