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:

 Bonus - Did Oliver Cromwell Ban Christmas? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1075

By virtue of him becoming the face of English Puritanism, warts and all, Cromwell tends to get blamed for the ban on Christmas during the Wars of the Three Kingdoms and the Commonwealth. There are plenty of potted histories, especially online, which lay the blame for the ban solely at Cromwell’s feet. But this isn't true. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 02.59 - A King's Ransom | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1836

Charles is a captive of the Covenanter Scots, but he hasn't given up. His enemies are divided, and he is determined to conquer them. But as he will find out, the patience of his hosts is not infinite. Check out the podcast website Check out Pax Britannica Merch! Facebook | Twitter | Patreon | Donate For this episode, I found the following publications particularly useful: Kaplan, Lawrence, 'Charles I's Flight to the Scots', Albion: A Quarterly Journal Concerned with British Studies 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 Michael J. Braddick, 'War and Politics in England and Wales, 1642-1646', in Michael Braddick. The Oxford Handbook of the English Revolution Michael J. Braddick, God's Fury, England's Fire Peter Gaunt, The English Civil War: A Military History Blair Worden, The English Civil Wars: 1640-1660 Ian Gentles, The English Revolution and the Wars in the Three Kingdoms, 1638-1652 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 02.58 - The Entropy of Victory | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1713

The English Civil War is over, and former allies turn on each other. The entropy of victory breaks down the common bonds within Parliament, as Independents and Presbyterians squabble and fight for control of the post-war settlement. And the New Model Army watches on. Check out the podcast website Check out Pax Britannica Merch! Facebook | Twitter | Patreon | Donate Listen to Revolutions: Appendix 1: https://pod.link/703889772/episode/a62121c4aaadace65ebea2f0538f1fd7 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 Michael J. Braddick, 'War and Politics in England and Wales, 1642-1646', in Michael Braddick. The Oxford Handbook of the English Revolution Michael J. Braddick, God's Fury, England's Fire Peter Gaunt, The English Civil War: A Military History Blair Worden, The English Civil Wars: 1640-1660 Ian Gentles, The English Revolution and the Wars in the Three Kingdoms, 1638-1652 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 02.57 - Kilkenny Coup d'etat | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1769

With the king's defeat in the English Civil War, his forces in Scotland and Ireland react. In Scotland, Montrose goes into exile, Mac Colla continues raiding the Campbells, and Huntly remains useless. In Ireland, the First Ormond Peace goes public, forcing the hand of Papal Nuncio Rinuccini. Check out the podcast website Check out Pax Britannica Merch! Facebook | Twitter | Patreon | Donate Listen to the History of WW2 HERE: https://pod.link/493253759 or visit the website https://worldwariipodcast.net/ For this episode, I found the following publications particularly useful: Peter Gaunt, The English Civil War: A Military History Blair Worden, The English Civil Wars: 1640-1660 Ian Gentles, The English Revolution and the Wars in the Three Kingdoms, 1638-1652 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 Patrick Little, Lord Broghill and the Cromwellian Union with Ireland and Scotland, 2004 Ó Siochrú, Micheál, (ed.) Kingdoms in Crisis: Ireland in the 1640s, 2000 Ó Siochrú, Micheál, Confederate Ireland, 1642-1649, 1999 Lenihan, Pádraig, Confederate Catholics at War, 1641-49, 2001 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 02.56 - The Wisdom of Crowds | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1982

With the English Civil War over - for now - it's time to count the cost, and take a look at post-war England. Check out the podcast website Check out Pax Britannica Merch! Facebook | Twitter | Patreon | Donate For this episode, I found the following publications particularly useful: Jason Peacey, 'The Revolution in Print', in Michael Braddick. The Oxford Handbook of the English Revolution Stephen K. Roberts, 'State and Society in the English Revolution', in Michael Braddick. The Oxford Handbook of the English Revolution John Walter, 'Crowds and Popular Politics in the English Revolution', in Michael Braddick. The Oxford Handbook of the English Revolution Michael Braddick, 'War and Politics in England and Wales, 1642-1646', in Michael Braddick. The Oxford Handbook of the English Revolution Michael Braddick, God's Fury, England's Fire Peter Gaunt, The English Civil War: A Military History Blair Worden, The English Civil Wars: 1640-1660 Ian Gentles, The English Revolution and the Wars in the Three Kingdoms, 1638-1652 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Bonus - Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex and Captain-General of Parliament | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1252

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 02.55 - Peace, if you can keep it | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2010

Naseby shattered the Royalist cause. Now the New Model Army just had to sweep up the pieces... 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 Pert, T. (2021). Divided Loyalties: The Elector Palatine and Charles I, 1638–1649, Journal of Early Modern History, 26(4), 311-334 [https://brill.com/view/journals/jemh/26/4/article-p311_2.xml] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 02.54 - The Great Battle of Naseby | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1846

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 02.53 - The New Model Army | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2011

Parliament faces a crisis as divisions in their armies come to a head. Oliver Cromwell and Sir William Waller take aim at the earls of Manchester and Essex. The latest attempt at peace talkes between Charles I and the parliamentarians collapse. Calls for a clean slate are answered by the Self-Denying Ordinance and the New Model Ordinance. Sir Thomas Fairfax gets promoted. Check out the podcast website Listen to the History of Westeros here: http://www.historyofwesteros.com/ 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 Cotton, A. N. B. (1977). Cromwell and the Self-Denying Ordinance. History, 62(205), 211–231. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 02.52 - Wasted Opportunities | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1667

Essex walks into a trap of his own making at Lostwithiel, and divisions between the Lord General, Manchester, Waller, and Cromwell, lead to another missed opportunity at the Second Battle of Newbury. 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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 02.51 - The Battle of Five Armies | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1843

Royalist, Parliamentarian, and Covenanter meet on Marston Moor, and the fate of the North is decided. 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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 02.50 - Drunk with Blood | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1853

Prince Rupert campaigns in the North, Charles outplays Waller in the south, and Marston Moor looms on the horizon 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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 02.49 - Unfortunate Madness | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1810

Charles I sends the Earl of Glamorgan to negotiate behind Lord Deputy Ormond's back. There's no way this will go badly. https://www.intelligentspeechconference.com/ Check out the podcast website Check out Pax Britannica Merch! Facebook | Twitter | Patreon | Donate For this episode, I found the following publications particularly useful: Little, Patrick, Lord Broghill and the Cromwellian Union with Ireland and Scotland, 2004 Ó Siochrú, Micheál, (ed.) Kingdoms in Crisis: Ireland in the 1640s, 2000 Ó Siochrú, Micheál, Confederate Ireland, 1642-1649, 1999 Lenihan, Pádraig, Confederate Catholics at War, 1641-49, 2001 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 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 https://www.british-history.ac.uk/rushworth-papers/vol6/pp238-249 For a full bibliography, see the podcast website. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 02.48 - Butlerian Jihad | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1964

The Marquis of Ormond, James Butler, tries to come to terms with the Irish Confederacy. Political factions in the Confederacy, King Charles' meddling, the Protestant Irish lobby, the Covenanters in Ulster, the Parliamentarians in Munster, and Ormond's own personal desires make this a very painful process. https://www.intelligentspeechconference.com/ Check out the podcast website Check out Pax Britannica Merch! Facebook | Twitter | Patreon | Donate For this episode, I found the following publications particularly useful: Little, Patrick, Lord Broghill and the Cromwellian Union with Ireland and Scotland, 2004 Ó Siochrú, Micheál, (ed.) Kingdoms in Crisis: Ireland in the 1640s, 2000 Ó Siochrú, Micheál, Confederate Ireland, 1642-1649, 1999 Lenihan, Pádraig, Confederate Catholics at War, 1641-49, 2001 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 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 For a full bibliography, see the podcast website. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 02.47 - Inchiquin and Broghill | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1756

The unpopular Cessation of Arms divides the Protestant forces in Ireland, and nowhere was this division clearer than in the province of Munster. Lord Inchiquin dramatically declared his defection from the king, to parliament, but he has different priorities to his subordinate, Lord Broghill. 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 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 Patrick Little, Lord Broghill and the Cromwellian Union with Ireland and Scotland, 2004 Ó Siochrú, Micheál, (ed.) Kingdoms in Crisis: Ireland in the 1640s, 2000 For a full bibliography, see the podcast website. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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