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The British History Podcast

By Jamie Jeffers

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.

  1. 1.
    356 – Macbeth09/15/2020
    46:17
  2. 2.
    355 – Double, Double Toil and Trouble08/20/2020
    44:15
  3. 3.
    354 – The West, after Cnut08/03/2020
    33:17
  4. 4.
    353 – Mother of the Year07/17/2020
    31:10
  5. 5.
    352 – Chaos07/08/2020
    20:19
  6. 6.
    351 – Collapse06/25/2020
    26:57
  7. 7.
    350 – A Tough Cnut to Crack06/11/2020
    23:07
  8. 8.
    349 – AElfgifu’s Tale05/25/2020
    22:40
  1. 9.
    348 – Ruling Hard or Hardly Ruling05/12/2020
    30:00
  2. 10.
    347 – Aggressive Diplomacy05/02/2020
    25:13
  3. 11.
    346 – Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Drakkars04/22/2020
    31:03
  4. 12.
    345 – Building Blocks04/10/2020
    19:44
  5. 13.
    Bonus Episode: Slavery03/20/2020
    30:42
  6. 14.
    344 – Cnut’s Mad Lads03/12/2020
    29:49
  7. 15.
    343 – By Thorkell’s Beard02/27/2020
    22:38
  8. 16.
    Bonus Episode: Shrove Tuesday02/25/2020
    10:56
  9. 17.
    342 – King Cnut of Denmark and England02/14/2020
    29:29
  10. 18.
    341 – King Cnut of England02/05/2020
    28:31
  11. 19.
    340 – A Bit of a Cnut01/23/2020
    32:11
  12. 20.
    339 – Cnut the Conqueror01/17/2020
    24:23
  13. 21.
    338 – The Fall of King Edmund Ironsides12/27/2019
    38:12
  14. 22.
    337 – The Rise of King Edmund Ironside12/22/2019
    31:51
  15. 23.
    336 – The End Is The Beginning Is The End12/10/2019
    38:34
  16. 24.
    335 – Acts of Spasmodic Violence11/26/2019
    23:18
  17. 25.
    334 – No Cnut November11/14/2019
    32:37
  18. 26.
    333 – The Conquest of England11/08/2019
    33:41
  19. 27.
    Teig O’Kane and the Corpse10/31/2019
    23:10
  20. 28.
    332 – The Jomsvikings10/25/2019
    29:02
  21. 29.
    331 – Thoughts and Prayers10/17/2019
    24:49
  22. 30.
    330 – The Purge10/07/2019
    27:01
  23. 31.
    329 – Forkbeard09/27/2019
    32:12
  24. 32.
    328 – The St Brice’s Day Massacre09/20/2019
    23:46
  25. 33.
    327 – Sail Away Sail Away Sail Away09/14/2019
    30:45
  26. 34.
    326 – The Year 100009/08/2019
    35:58
  27. 35.
    325 – From Bad to Worse08/24/2019
    21:30
  28. 36.
    324 – Law and Lawlessness08/21/2019
    21:55
  29. 37.
    323 – Brotherhood of the Wolf08/10/2019
    26:53
  30. 38.
    PSA: Are We Dead?08/03/2019
    1:51
  31. 39.
    322 – We’re Absolutely Forked07/12/2019
    31:06
  32. 40.
    321 – Course Corrections07/06/2019
    24:56
  33. 41.
    320 – Our Wooden Wall06/27/2019
    21:04
  34. 42.
    319 – The Battle of Maldon06/21/2019
    31:40
  35. 43.
    318 – Chaos is a Ladder06/13/2019
    28:46
  36. 44.
    317 – A Culture of Corruption05/30/2019
    26:35
  37. 45.
    316 – The Old Guard05/23/2019
    25:41
  38. 46.
    315 – The Cracks in the Foundation05/16/2019
    30:20
  39. 47.
    314 – Æthelred: Are You Ready?05/03/2019
    26:13
  40. 48.
    313 – How to Make a Martyr04/25/2019
    38:46
  41. 49.
    312 – King Edward04/20/2019
    22:44
  42. 50.
    311 – Team Edward04/11/2019
    42:25
  43. 51.
    310 – Political Theater03/29/2019
    32:50
  44. 52.
    309 – Size Doesn’t Matter (until it does)03/22/2019
    30:49
  45. 53.
    308 – A Thirst for Reform03/14/2019
    32:28
  46. 54.
    307 – Cleaning House03/08/2019
    26:32
  47. 55.
    306 – King Eadwig03/01/2019
    31:01
  48. 56.
    305 – A Very Special BHP Valentine’s Day Episode02/14/2019
    16:30
  49. 57.
    304 – A Kingdom Divided02/12/2019
    34:17
  50. 58.
    303 – Eric Bloodaxe02/01/2019
    24:31
  51. 59.
    302 – King Eadred01/25/2019
    21:44
  52. 60.
    Chapter 8 – Twilight of the Anglo Saxons01/17/2019
    3:26
  53. 61.
    301 – Common Folk01/11/2019
    26:28
  54. 62.
    300 – Noble Lives12/18/2018
    25:11
  55. 63.
    299 – The Shape of Power12/07/2018
    36:36
  56. 64.
    The Achavanich Beaker Burial Project: Ancient DNA with Maya Hoole12/03/2018
    42:39
  57. 65.
    298 – Uptown Ceorl11/16/2018
    37:29
  58. 66.
    297 – The Hundreds and the Wapentakes11/10/2018
    25:54
  59. 67.
    The Halloween Special10/26/2018
    24:31
  60. 68.
    296 – Darkening Skies10/19/2018
    33:42
  61. 69.
    295 – The Return of England10/11/2018
    24:37
  62. 70.
    294 – It All Comes Crashing Down10/05/2018
    25:49
  63. 71.
    293 – The Beacons are Lit09/23/2018
    24:48
  64. 72.
    292 – King in the North09/10/2018
    21:11
  65. 73.
    291 – Pandemonium08/30/2018
    27:06
  66. 74.
    290 – This Land Is Your Land, This Land Is My Land08/23/2018
    29:00
  67. 75.
    289 – Brunanburh08/18/2018
    33:02
  68. 76.
    288 – Extracurricular Activities08/10/2018
    24:11
  69. 77.
    287 – The Conquest of Scotland07/27/2018
    26:20
  70. 78.
    286 – Noble Pursuits07/21/2018
    29:50
  71. 79.
    285 – Full Court Press07/11/2018
    28:46
  72. 80.
    284 – AEthelstan the Victorious07/07/2018
    27:13
  73. 81.
    283 – The Kingdoms of the Foreigners06/28/2018
    23:14
  74. 82.
    282 – How To Win Friends and Influence Jorvik06/14/2018
    25:13
  75. 83.
    281 – England06/08/2018
    31:41
  76. 84.
    280 – King AEthelstan’s Love Life05/25/2018
    26:24
  77. 85.
    279 – Dynastic Cults05/17/2018
    42:47
  78. 86.
    278 – The Thunderbolt05/10/2018
    22:55
  79. 87.
    277 – King AEthelstan: Say Yes to the Dress04/26/2018
    23:18
  80. 88.
    276 – The Bastard Rebel King04/20/2018
    31:55
  81. 89.
    275 – King Edward the Almost First King of England04/13/2018
    35:40
  82. 90.
    274 – The Missing Shire04/05/2018
    26:44
  83. 91.
    273 – I Do… Do I?03/29/2018
    24:04
  84. 92.
    272 – The End of the Age of AEthelflaed03/15/2018
    29:12
  85. 93.
    271 – How to Break a Kingdom in Six Months03/11/2018
    58:05
  86. 94.
    270 – War in the Five Boroughs03/01/2018
    25:43
  87. 95.
    269 – The Western Front02/23/2018
    27:12
  88. 96.
    268 – Viking Invasion02/16/2018
    27:22
  89. 97.
    267 – The Southern Expansion02/01/2018
    25:44
  90. 98.
    266 – The Rise of AEthelflaed and the Breaking of Northumbria01/27/2018
    23:56
  91. 99.
    265 – The Battle of Tettenhall; and Zombies, maybe.01/13/2018
    31:31
  92. 100.
    264 – The Lost Rebellion01/05/2018
    38:48
  93. 101.
    263 – AEthelflaed and Ingimund12/06/2017
    24:51
  94. 102.
    262 – AEthelred and AEthelflaed12/01/2017
    27:11
  95. 103.
    261 – The Anglo Saxon Chronicle and the Mercian Register11/25/2017
    24:26
  96. 104.
    260 – King Edward’s Forgotten Love Life11/17/2017
    23:32
  97. 105.
    259 – The Last Stand of the House of AEthelred11/04/2017
    30:00
  98. 106.
    258 – The Rise of King Edward I of Wessex10/30/2017
    27:24
  99. 107.
    257 – Political Accommodation Within The Danelaw10/22/2017
    36:33
  100. 108.
    256 – Scandinavian Settlement in England10/12/2017
    27:37
  101. 109.
    255 – Londonwic to London09/28/2017
    34:00
  102. 110.
    254 – Worcester09/14/2017
    23:23
  103. 111.
    253 – Anglo Saxon Market Towns in the Viking Age09/07/2017
    26:09
  104. 112.
    252 – The Coming of the Anglo-Scandinavians09/01/2017
    26:03
  105. 113.
    251 – Chapter Seven: England08/17/2017
    2:08
  106. 114.
    250 – The Year 90008/10/2017
    36:56
  107. 115.
    249 – Kenneth MacAlpin and the Birth of Scotland08/03/2017
    33:39
  108. 116.
    248 – The Death of Alfred the Great07/16/2017
    25:03
  109. 117.
    247 – Our Wooden Wall07/08/2017
    22:31
  110. 118.
    246 – The Hard Edge of Soft Power06/25/2017
    36:21
  111. 119.
    245 – King Alfred: Infrastructure is Sexy06/13/2017
    25:21
  112. 120.
    244 – Haesten’s Advance05/31/2017
    24:52
  113. 121.
    The Achavanich Beaker Burial Project: The Beaker People with Dr. Alison Sheridan05/24/2017
    34:42
  114. 122.
    243 – The Sieges of AEthelred of Mercia05/20/2017
    26:22
  115. 123.
    242 – Edward AEtheling at Farnham05/12/2017
    28:40
  116. 124.
    The Achavanich Beaker Burial Project: Discovering Ava with Maya Hoole05/03/2017
    1:38:28
  117. 125.
    241 – Haesten04/27/2017
    25:40
  118. 126.
    240 – Viking Roadshow: Rollo edition04/21/2017
    28:56
  119. 127.
    239 – The Dying Time04/13/2017
    30:29
  120. 128.
    238 – A Patchwork of War03/31/2017
    28:54
  121. 129.
    237 – Asser03/25/2017
    27:49
  122. 130.
    236 – A Return to Scholarship03/17/2017
    33:06
  123. 131.
    235 – Alfred’s Educational Reforms03/10/2017
    25:21
  124. 132.
    234 – The Sons of Rhodri and AEthelred’s Beautiful Hair03/03/2017
    27:23
  125. 133.
    233 – Alfred’s Powerplay and the Restructuring of Wessex02/25/2017
    33:47
  126. 134.
    232 – Fifth Century Britain with Dr. Catherine Hills02/19/2017
    58:00
  127. 135.
    231 – Anglo Saxon Economics and Money with Professor Rory Naismith02/11/2017
    1:22:22
  128. 136.
    230 – Guthrum Gets a Bath02/03/2017
    28:34
  129. 137.
    A Ten Year Old in WWII: A Memorial01/30/2017
    12:57
  130. 138.
    229 – The Battle of Edington01/14/2017
    26:02
  131. 139.
    228 – Alfred and Odda: The Audacity of Nope01/07/2017
    27:57
  132. 140.
    227 – Alfred’s War for the Mind12/22/2016
    29:00
  133. 141.
    226 – Alfred and Legitimacy: The First Steps to War12/10/2016
    29:26
  134. 142.
    225 – Alfred in Somerset12/01/2016
    30:59
  135. 143.
    224 – Chapter Six: Wessex11/23/2016
    1:52
  136. 144.
    223 – King Alfred and Chippenham11/17/2016
    28:56
  137. 145.
    222 – Viking Kings and The Black Pool11/11/2016
    23:06
  138. 146.
    221 – Alfred and Guthrum: The Price of Peace11/03/2016
    26:26
  139. 147.
    220 – Alfred and Guthrum: Magic, Madness, Heaven, Sin10/29/2016
    31:39
  140. 148.
    219 – The Halloween Special: The Statement of Randolph Carter10/21/2016
    18:46
  141. 149.
    218 – The Kingdom of Jorvik10/19/2016
    38:51
  142. 150.
    217 – Halfdan’s Ravaging of the North10/06/2016
    28:24
  143. 151.
    216 – The Great Heathen Army: Always Be Prepared09/29/2016
    32:08
  144. 152.
    215 – King Burgred and the end of the Danish Sausage Fest09/16/2016
    50:45
  145. 153.
    214 – National Lampoon’s Viking Vacation09/04/2016
    24:25
  146. 154.
    213 – Danegelds, Peace, and Shame08/24/2016
    33:47
  147. 155.
    212 – Alfred the Last AEtheling08/12/2016
    30:26
  148. 156.
    211 – The Battles of Basing and Meretun07/28/2016
    28:02
  149. 157.
    210 – The Battle of Ashdown07/19/2016
    34:27
  150. 158.
    209 – The Battle of Reading07/08/2016
    20:14
  151. 159.
    208 – The Battle of Englefield07/01/2016
    21:33
  152. 160.
    207 – Christianity in Early Danelaw06/23/2016
    33:20
  153. 161.
    206 – Did the Great Heathen Army Persecute Christians?06/11/2016
    29:25
  154. 162.
    205 – Saint Edmund the Martyr06/02/2016
    27:27
  155. 163.
    204 – Snottingham05/27/2016
    30:12
  156. 164.
    203 – Jorvik05/19/2016
    31:27
  157. 165.
    202 – The Fall of Eoforwic05/11/2016
    29:46
  158. 166.
    201 – East Anglia’s Danegeld05/02/2016
    35:38
  159. 167.
    200 – The Q&A04/25/2016
    46:11
  160. 168.
    199 – AEthelred vs Alfred: One of the Most Exciting Moments in Probate History04/17/2016
    22:03
  161. 169.
    198 – The Great Heathen Army Begins04/03/2016
    23:22
  162. 170.
    The April Fool’s Episode04/01/2016
    1:24
  163. 171.
    197 – The Sons of Ragnar Lodbrok (versus Battle-Cattle)03/26/2016
    47:47
  164. 172.
    196 – Vikings and Mercs and Franks. Oh My!03/16/2016
    28:10
  165. 173.
    195 – Red Sea Rising03/07/2016
    23:11
  166. 174.
    194 – My Big Fat Dark Age Wedding02/27/2016
    36:56
  167. 175.
    193 – Alfred the Young Part Two02/21/2016
    33:35
  168. 176.
    192 – Alfred the Young02/13/2016
    21:56
  169. 177.
    191 – Urban Fervor02/06/2016
    25:36
  170. 178.
    190 – House (of Wessex): Everybody Lies01/29/2016
    42:58
  171. 179.
    189 – What on earth is an English01/16/2016
    27:04
  172. 180.
    188 – Rebellion and Succession in the Kingdom of Wessex01/08/2016
    27:41
  173. 181.
    187 – The Queen of Wessex: aka The Worst Midlife Crisis Ever01/02/2016
    26:39
  174. 182.
    186 – Wessex: A story of Myth building, Opportunism, and Annexation12/19/2015
    19:54
  175. 183.
    185 – Building the House of Wessex12/11/2015
    33:13
  176. 184.
    184 – The Chaos of Bad Governance12/03/2015
    26:37
  177. 185.
    183 – Ragnar’s Siege of Paris11/22/2015
    35:30
  178. 186.
    182 – Ragnar Lodbrok11/15/2015
    28:45
  179. 187.
    181 – Vikingrs Gotta Viking11/07/2015
    32:37
  180. 188.
    180 – The Cracks in the Shieldwall10/30/2015
    29:29
  181. 189.
    Halloween Special: H.P. Lovecraft’s The Music of Erich Zann10/26/2015
    23:46
  182. 190.
    179 – The Battle of Carrum10/17/2015
    19:09
  183. 191.
    178 – Dereliction of Duty10/09/2015
    24:42
  184. 192.
    177 – The Road to 83010/02/2015
    29:09
  185. 193.
    176 – The Prophecy of Jeremiah09/25/2015
    24:24
  186. 194.
    175 – Chapter Five: A Sea of Blood09/03/2015
    3:23
  187. 195.
    174 – CeltCast Part 308/28/2015
    17:52
  188. 196.
    173 – The CeltCast Part 208/19/2015
    25:00
  189. 197.
    172 – CeltCast Part 108/10/2015
    27:35
  190. 198.
    171 – The Welshcast Part Seven07/29/2015
    38:17
  191. 199.
    170 – The Welshcast Part Six07/20/2015
    21:38
  192. 200.
    169 – The Rise of Wessex07/08/2015
    28:08

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