The British History Podcast podcast

The British History Podcast

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 scope of this island at the edge of the world. And some of those desires are downright scandalous.

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 scope of this island at the edge of the world. And some of those desires are downright scandalous.

 

#474

451 – The Lucky Few

You know, I almost titled the last episode  “The Gang Goes To A Funeral” but the trouble was that the gang /didn’t/ go to the funeral. All of them decided they had somewhere else to be.  The post [451 – The Lucky Few] (https://www.thebritishhistorypodcast.com/451-the-lucky-few/) first appeared on [The British History Podcast] (https://www.thebritishhistorypodcast.com) . ... Read more

3 hrs Ago

36 MINS

36:49

3 hrs Ago


#473

450 – Begin With A Bang

It was early September of 1087, and for weeks…nearly two months, in fact… people had been discussing William’s impending death, and worrying about what would happen next.  And for good reason. This family, which ruled over Normandy, had a history of infighting and civil wars, especially during times of succession. The post [450 – Begin With A Bang] (https://www.thebritishhistorypodcast.com/450-begin-with-a-bang/) first appeared on [The British History Podcast] (https://www.thebritishhistorypodcast.com) . ... Read more

14 Jun 2024

35 MINS

35:11

14 Jun 2024


#472

449 – Chapter Ten: The Boys

Strap yourselves in. These kids are something else. The post [449 – Chapter Ten: The Boys] (https://www.thebritishhistorypodcast.com/449-chapter-ten-the-boys/) first appeared on [The British History Podcast] (https://www.thebritishhistorypodcast.com) . ... Read more

30 May 2024

03 MINS

03:40

30 May 2024


#471

448 – The Death of William the Conqueror

The story of William and the conquest has been a long road, and I’ve heard from some of you that this season has been challenging to listen to.   I get it.  No matter how awful William is he never seems to face any real consequences… The post [448 – The Death of William the Conqueror] (https://www.thebritishhistorypodcast.com/448-the-death-of-william-the-conqueror/) first appeared on [The British History Podcast] (https://www.thebritishhistorypodcast.com) . ... Read more

25 May 2024

59 MINS

59:32

25 May 2024


#470

Medieval Medicine Sample

That’s right, just like big pharma, we’re giving out a free sample. The post [Medieval Medicine Sample] (https://www.thebritishhistorypodcast.com/medieval-medicine-sample/) first appeared on [The British History Podcast] (https://www.thebritishhistorypodcast.com) . ... Read more

09 May 2024

08 MINS

08:34

09 May 2024


#469

447 – The End of the Conquest

If the last few episodes have seemed a little confusing, then you’re hearing them right. Europe at the end of the 11th century was a rapidly changing world and it is all going to have a profound impact on the history of Britain. I want you to really have a good understanding of what is […] The post [447 – The End of the Conquest] (https://www.thebritishhistorypodcast.com/447-the-end-of-the-conquest/) first appeared on [The British History Podcast] (https://www.thebritishhistorypodcast.com) . ... Read more

03 May 2024

29 MINS

29:52

03 May 2024


#468

446 – Death and Taxes

When we left off, things were looking pretty bad for William and William’s hope of a legacy. Maine was once again in rebellion against Normandy. But this time half of France seemed to be looking for an excuse to join them. Denmark was preparing an invasion of England … and even William’s brother-in-law, Count Robert […] The post [446 – Death and Taxes] (https://www.thebritishhistorypodcast.com/446-death-and-taxes/) first appeared on [The British History Podcast] (https://www.thebritishhistorypodcast.com) . ... Read more

27 Apr 2024

35 MINS

35:16

27 Apr 2024


#467

445 – Feeding Frenzy

Matilda was dead and now things were coming apart at the seams. The post [445 – Feeding Frenzy] (https://www.thebritishhistorypodcast.com/445-feeding-frenzy/) first appeared on [The British History Podcast] (https://www.thebritishhistorypodcast.com) . ... Read more

19 Apr 2024

29 MINS

29:56

19 Apr 2024


#466

444 – Holy Beef

Based on the e-mails I have been getting, some of you are having a hard time understanding why on god’s green earth did Odo think he could just trot down to Rome and become the new Pope.  The truth is he was less crazy than we might think, and I’m going to take a moment […] The post [444 – Holy Beef] (https://www.thebritishhistorypodcast.com/444-holy-beef/) first appeared on [The British History Podcast] (https://www.thebritishhistorypodcast.com) . ... Read more

05 Apr 2024

40 MINS

40:02

05 Apr 2024


#465

443 – We’re Bigger Than Jesus

In this episode we delve into the tumultuous reign of King Gruffydd ap Cynan of Gwynedd and the political intricacies of William’s relationship with Matilda and his ambitious half-brother, Bishop Odo. It is an intricate web of power struggles, betrayals, and shifting dynamics between church and state that will only grow more complex and dangerous. […] The post [443 – We’re Bigger Than Jesus] (https://www.thebritishhistorypodcast.com/443-were-bigger-than-jesus/) first appeared on [The British History Podcast] (https://www.thebritishhistorypodcast.com) . ... Read more

26 Mar 2024

37 MINS

37:03

26 Mar 2024


#464

442 – Mynydd Carn

Norman interventionism into their neighbors was only just beginning… and the events at Mynydd Carn gave them just the excuse they needed. The post [442 – Mynydd Carn] (https://www.thebritishhistorypodcast.com/442-mynydd-carn/) first appeared on [The British History Podcast] (https://www.thebritishhistorypodcast.com) . ... Read more

15 Mar 2024

34 MINS

34:03

15 Mar 2024


#463

441 – God Bothering

Tensions rise as rebellion and violence sweep through Northumbria. As news of the uprising reaches the south, King William, though initially absent, takes action and sends his half-brother, Bishop Odo, to deal with it. Odo’s reputation for cruelty was well earned and the people of Durham suffer greatly at his hands. In the midst of […] The post [441 – God Bothering] (https://www.thebritishhistorypodcast.com/441-god-bothering/) first appeared on [The British History Podcast] (https://www.thebritishhistorypodcast.com) . ... Read more

27 Feb 2024

25 MINS

25:25

27 Feb 2024


#462

440 – This is Fine

King Malcolm and the Scots have been raiding the northern reaches of England, leaving the Northumbrians to deal with the aftermath. Meanwhile, William is not speaking to his son Robert and is spreading rumors about him to anyone who will listen. Robert’s enemies are enjoying the show, but not everyone is amused. The powerful members […] The post [440 – This is Fine] (https://www.thebritishhistorypodcast.com/440-this-is-fine/) first appeared on [The British History Podcast] (https://www.thebritishhistorypodcast.com) . ... Read more

11 Feb 2024

29 MINS

29:33

11 Feb 2024


#461

439 – Juggling Responsibilities

William, the Duke of Normandy and King of England, has been humiliated by his son Robert. Despite years of mocking and disrespect from William, Robert has defeated him in battle and spared his life. This has weakened William physically and reputationally. Meanwhile, Robert travels through Europe, attending tournaments and gaining support from powerful nobles who […] The post [439 – Juggling Responsibilities] (https://www.thebritishhistorypodcast.com/439-juggling-responsibilities/) first appeared on [The British History Podcast] (https://www.thebritishhistorypodcast.com) . ... Read more

03 Feb 2024

35 MINS

35:10

03 Feb 2024