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:

 01.44 - The Pequot Genocide | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2315

After the devastating raid at Fort Mystic, the Pequot nation is left without allies as the English and their indigenous allies continue their campaign of collective punishment. Far to the south, the English colonies of Montserrat and Barbados establish their unique characteristics; Montserrat, an Irish island in an English Atlantic world; and Barbados, an economic engine powered by the enslavement of Africans. Check out Intelligent Speech here: https://www.intelligentspeechconference.com Check out the podcast website: https://www.paxbritannica.info Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PodBritannica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BritannicaPax For this episode, I found the following publications particularly useful: Richard Middleton, Colonial America Lipman, Andrew, 'Murder on the Saltwater Frontier', Early American Studies Winthrop, John, A History of New England Karr, Ronald Dale, "Why should you be so furious?": The Violence of the Pequot War', Journal of American History Katz, Steven T., 'The Pequot War Reconsidered', The New England Quarterly Grant, Daragh, 'The Treaty of Hartford: Reconsidering Jurisdiction in Southern New England', The William and Mary Quarterly Beckles, Hilary McD, A History of Barbados: From Amerindian Settlement to Caribbean Single Market Block, Kristen and Shaw, Jenny, 'Subjects without an Empire: The Irish in the Early Modern Caribbean', Past and Present Hogan, Liam, McAtackney, Laura, and Reilly, Matthew C.,'The Irish in the Anglo-Caribbean: servants or slaves?', History Ireland Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

 01.43 - Mystic Massacre | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2051

With Saybrook and the rest of Connecticut under siege, a combined Engish and Native force sets out on a daring raid to strike at the heart of Pequot territory. Vote in the British Podcast Awards: https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/vote Check out Black Wallstreet, 1921: https://www.blackwallstreet-1921.com/ Check out the podcast website: https://www.paxbritannica.info Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PodBritannica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BritannicaPax For this episode, I found the following publications particularly useful: Virginia Dejohn Anderson, 'New England in the Seventeenth Century', in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume I: The Origins of Empire Virginia Dejohn Anderson, New England's Generation: The Great Migration and the Formation of Society and Culture in the Seventeenth Century Richard Middleton, Colonial America Lipman, Andrew, 'Murder on the Saltwater Frontier', Early American Studies Winthrop, John, A History of New England Karr, Ronald Dale, "Why should you be so furious?": The Violence of the Pequot War', Journal of American History Katz, Steven T., 'The Pequot War Reconsidered', The New England Quarterly Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

 01.42 - Parabellum | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1927

In the aftermath of Stone's murder, another Englishman faces a grisly fate at the hands of Narragansett allies. Massachusetts demands justice... from the Pequots? Vote in the British Podcast Awards: https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/vote Check out Black Wallstreet, 1921: https://www.blackwallstreet-1921.com/ Check out the podcast website: https://www.paxbritannica.info Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PodBritannica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BritannicaPax For this episode, I found the following publications particularly useful: Virginia Dejohn Anderson, 'New England in the Seventeenth Century', in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume I: The Origins of Empire Virginia Dejohn Anderson, New England's Generation: The Great Migration and the Formation of Society and Culture in the Seventeenth Century Richard Middleton, Colonial America Lipman, Andrew, 'Murder on the Saltwater Frontier', Early American Studies Winthrop, John, A History of New England Karr, Ronald Dale, "Why should you be so furious?": The Violence of the Pequot War', Journal of American History Katz, Steven T., 'The Pequot War Reconsidered', The New England Quarterly Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

 01.41 - Murder on the Saltwater Frontier | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1780

Communities from Massachusetts Bay establish the first settlements of the colony of Connecticut, and a drunken pirate goes too far. Check out the podcast website: https://www.paxbritannica.info Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PodBritannica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BritannicaPax For this episode, I found the following publications particularly useful: Virginia Dejohn Anderson, 'New England in the Seventeenth Century', in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume I: The Origins of Empire Virginia Dejohn Anderson, New England's Generation: The Great Migration and the Formation of Society and Culture in the Seventeenth Century Richard Middleton, Colonial America Lipman, Andrew, 'Murder on the Saltwater Frontier', Early American Studies Winthrop, John, A History of New England Karr, Ronald Dale, "Why should you be so furious?": The Violence of the Pequot War', Journal of American History Katz, Steven T., 'The Pequot War Reconsidered', The New England Quarterly Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

 01.40 - Providence Gained | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2236

As disagreements over religion and politics build in Massachusetts Bay, exiled groups of people establish new colonies in New England. Puritans back in London launch the settlement of a key strategic island. Check out the podcast website: https://www.paxbritannica.info Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PodBritannica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BritannicaPax For this episode, I found the following publications particularly useful: Virginia Dejohn Anderson, 'New England in the Seventeenth Century', in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume I: The Origins of Empire Virginia Dejohn Anderson, New England's Generation: The Great Migration and the Formation of Society and Culture in the Seventeenth Century Richard Middleton, Colonial America Paul Lay, Providence Lost: The Rise and Fall of Cromwell's Protectorate Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

 01.39 - City on a Hill | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1872

Why did the Hotter Sort of Protestant fear for the Church of England? We look at why they emigrated to New England in their thousands, and how the colony expanded once they got there. Check out the podcast website: https://www.paxbritannica.info Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PodBritannica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BritannicaPax For this episode, I found the following publications particularly useful: Conrad Russell, The Causes of the English Civil War Mark Kishlansky, Monarchy Transformed Harris, T. Rebellion Milton, A. (2015). ‘Arminians, Laudians, Anglicans, and Revisionists’, Huntington Library Quarterly Virginia Dejohn Anderson, 'New England in the Seventeenth Century', in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume I: The Origins of Empire Virginia Dejohn Anderson, New England's Generation: The Great Migration and the Formation of Society and Culture in the Seventeenth Century Richard Middleton, Colonial America Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

 Bonus - The First Intersex in Colonial America | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2753

In 1629, in colonial Virginia, there came before the courts one Thomas Hall. Or was it Thomasine Hall? That was the question. This was the first recorded intersex person in America – that is, apart from Native American traditions, of course (which we DO cover in this episode). The colonists didn’t know what to do. Today, we’re taking a look at perceptions of intersex in early colonial America, and all of the centuries of tradition that went into them, from ancient Greece up to the present. To read Hall’s case for yourself, see The Minutes of the Council and General Court of Colonial Virginia. Listen to the History of Sex here: https://historyofsexpod.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

 01.38 - Personal Rule | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1701

Whig, Marxist, Revisionist, Post-Revisionist. We look at these major fields of historigraphy, as we cover the first half of Charles' Personal Rule. Check out the podcast website: https://www.paxbritannica.info Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PodBritannica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BritannicaPax For this episode, I found the following publications particularly useful: Conrad Russell, The Causes of the English Civil War Mark Kishlansky, Monarchy Transformed David Cressy. 'The Blindness of Charles I', Huntington Library Quarterly, Harris, T. ‘Revisiting the Causes of the English Civil War’, Huntington Library Quarterly, Harris, T. Rebellion. John Morrill, 'What was the English Revolution?', History Today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

 01.37 - The Graces | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1803

With the outbreak of war with Spain, Ireland once again became a serious concern for London. The Spanish could find easy allies among their co-religionists, and the kingdom was lightly defended. The solution? Offer a serious of political and financial concessions to Catholic Anglo-Irish and Gaelic Irish, in return for their assistance in the war. Check out the podcast website: https://www.paxbritannica.info Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PodBritannica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BritannicaPax For this episode, I found the following publications particularly useful: Jane H. Ohlmeyer, ''Civilizinge of those Rude Partes': Colonization within Britain and Ireland, 1580s-1640s', in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume I: The Origins of Empire Nicholas Canny, Making Ireland British, 1580-1650 Conrad Russell, The Causes of the English Civil War Mark Kishlansky, Monarchy Transformed Tadhg Ó hAnnracháin, 'Counter Reformation: The Catholic Church, 1550-1641', in The Cambridge History of Ireland Colm Lennon, 'Protestant Reformations, 1550-1641', in The Cambridge History of Ireland For a full bibliography, see the website. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

 01.36 - Root and Branch | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1992

Back in the reign of James VI/I, the plantations of Ireland came under official review. Middlesex, looking to cut costs and raise funds, looked across the Irish Sea to the growing colonial project of the Plantations of Ireland. Why were these costing so much money, why were they not bringing in profit, and why were they still so Irish?! Check out the podcast website: https://www.paxbritannica.info Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PodBritannica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BritannicaPax For this episode, I found the following publications particularly useful: - Jane H. Ohlmeyer, ''Civilizinge of those Rude Partes': Colonization within Britain and Ireland, 1580s-1640s', in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume I: The Origins of Empire - Nicholas Canny, Making Ireland British, 1580-1650   For a full bibliography, see the website. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

 Bonus - Early Modern English Witchcraft with Professor Darren Oldridge | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2477

Prof. Oldridge joins me to talk about witchcraft and religion in early Stuart England, The recommended books, available from all good retailers, are: Strange Histories (2017) The Supernatural in Tudor and Stuart England (2016) The Witchcraft Reader (2019) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

 01.35 - The Sword of the Magistrate | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2318

By the end of his reign, James is unwilling to entertain the more ludicrous accusations of witchcraft, and Charles continues this approach. Puritanism, the new bogeyman of the Anglican church, appears the most vocal supporter of the trials, and so the established clergy approach the topic warily. And the magistrates and judiciary have seen the last twenty years of legal precedent, of cases thrown out and judges publicly shamed, and have no interest in risking their careers. Check out the podcast website: https://www.paxbritannica.info Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PodBritannica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BritannicaPax This episode primarily makes use of the following sources: Gaskill, Malcolm, ‘Witchcraft Trials in England’, in Levack, Brian (ed.) The Oxford Handbook Holmes, R., Witchcraft in British History (1974) MacFarlane, A., Witchcraft in Tudor and Stuart England (London, 1970) Levack, B., 'State-Building and Witch Hunting', in Darren Oldridge (ed.), The Witchcraft Reader (London, 2002) Poole, R., (ed.), The Lancashire Witches: Histories and Stories (2002) A full bibliography can be found on the website. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

 01.34 - War and Peace | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2034

Charles comes to terms with his French and Spanish enemies, and we examine what has been going on outside of Europe. The East India Company survives significant threats, while the Pilgrims gain new neighbours. Virginia continues its war with the locals, while Europeans in the West Indies commit a genocide. Complete the survey HERE: https://forms.gle/ojt6gRjBTzdyApF47 Check out the podcast website: https://www.paxbritannica.info Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PodBritannica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BritannicaPax In this episode I made particular use of the following publications. See the website for a full bibliography: Dalrymple, William, (2019) The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company Virginia Dejohn Anderson, (1998) 'New England in the Seventeenth Century', The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume I Beckles, H. M. (1998). ‘The “Hub of Empire”: The Caribbean and Britain in the Seventeenth Century’, The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume I Lawson, Philip, (1993). The East India Company : a history Stern, P. J. (2011). The Company-State: Corporate Sovereignty and the Early Modern Foundations of the British Empire in India Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

 Bonus - New England Revisited | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1771

Allen Ayers from the Political History of the United States podcast comes on to talk all about New England in the 1620s. Listen to the Political History of the United States HERE: https://uspoliticalpodcast.com/ Follow Allen here: https://twitter.com/USHistpodcast Check out the podcast website: https://www.paxbritannica.info Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PodBritannica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BritannicaPax Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

 Bonus - The Life of Barnet Burns, Pākehā Māori | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3888

Thomas from the History of Aotearoa New Zealand Podcast tells the tale of Barnet Burns, a sailor turned trader turned Pākehā Māori. Listen to The History of Aotearoa New Zealand here:https://historyaotearoa.com/ Follow it here: https://twitter.com/HistoryAotearoa Check out the podcast website: https://www.paxbritannica.info Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PodBritannica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BritannicaPax Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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