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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.
    312 – King Edward04/20/2019
    22:44
  2. 2.
    311 – Team Edward04/11/2019
    42:29
  3. 3.
    310 – Political Theater03/29/2019
    32:51
  4. 4.
    308 – A Thirst for Reform03/14/2019
    32:28
  5. 5.
    307 – Cleaning House03/08/2019
    26:32
  6. 6.
    306 – King Eadwig03/01/2019
    31:01
  7. 7.
    305 – A Very Special BHP Valentine’s Day Episode02/14/2019
    16:31
  8. 8.
    304 – A Kingdom Divided02/12/2019
    34:17
  1. 9.
    303 – Eric Bloodaxe02/01/2019
    24:31
  2. 10.
    302 – King Eadred01/25/2019
    21:44
  3. 11.
    Chapter 8 – Twilight of the Anglo Saxons01/17/2019
    3:26
  4. 12.
    301 – Common Folk01/11/2019
    26:28
  5. 13.
    300 – Noble Lives12/18/2018
    24:41
  6. 14.
    299 – The Shape of Power12/07/2018
    36:31
  7. 15.
    The Achavanich Beaker Burial Project: Ancient DNA with Maya Hoole12/03/2018
    42:39
  8. 16.
    298 – Uptown Ceorl11/16/2018
    37:22
  9. 17.
    297 – The Hundreds and the Wapentakes11/10/2018
    25:52
  10. 18.
    The Halloween Special10/26/2018
    24:31
  11. 19.
    296 – Darkening Skies10/19/2018
    33:38
  12. 20.
    295 – The Return of England10/11/2018
    24:37
  13. 21.
    294 – It All Comes Crashing Down10/05/2018
    25:49
  14. 22.
    293 – The Beacons are Lit09/23/2018
    24:48
  15. 23.
    292 – King in the North09/10/2018
    21:11
  16. 24.
    291 – Pandemonium08/30/2018
    27:06
  17. 25.
    290 – This Land Is Your Land, This Land Is My Land08/23/2018
    29:00
  18. 26.
    289 – Brunanburh08/18/2018
    33:02
  19. 27.
    288 – Extracurricular Activities08/10/2018
    24:11
  20. 28.
    287 – The Conquest of Scotland07/27/2018
    26:20
  21. 29.
    286 – Noble Pursuits07/21/2018
    29:50
  22. 30.
    285 – Full Court Press07/11/2018
    28:46
  23. 31.
    284 – AEthelstan the Victorious07/07/2018
    27:13
  24. 32.
    283 – The Kingdoms of the Foreigners06/28/2018
    23:14
  25. 33.
    282 – How To Win Friends and Influence Jorvik06/14/2018
    25:13
  26. 34.
    281 – England06/08/2018
    31:41
  27. 35.
    280 – King AEthelstan’s Love Life05/25/2018
    26:24
  28. 36.
    279 – Dynastic Cults05/17/2018
    42:47
  29. 37.
    278 – The Thunderbolt05/10/2018
    22:55
  30. 38.
    277 – King AEthelstan: Say Yes to the Dress04/26/2018
    23:18
  31. 39.
    276 – The Bastard Rebel King04/20/2018
    31:55
  32. 40.
    275 – King Edward the Almost First King of England04/13/2018
    35:40
  33. 41.
    274 – The Missing Shire04/05/2018
    26:44
  34. 42.
    273 – I Do… Do I?03/29/2018
    24:04
  35. 43.
    272 – The End of the Age of AEthelflaed03/15/2018
    29:12
  36. 44.
    271 – How to Break a Kingdom in Six Months03/11/2018
    58:05
  37. 45.
    270 – War in the Five Boroughs03/01/2018
    25:43
  38. 46.
    269 – The Western Front02/23/2018
    27:12
  39. 47.
    268 – Viking Invasion02/16/2018
    27:22
  40. 48.
    267 – The Southern Expansion02/01/2018
    25:44
  41. 49.
    266 – The Rise of AEthelflaed and the Breaking of Northumbria01/27/2018
    23:56
  42. 50.
    265 – The Battle of Tettenhall; and Zombies, maybe.01/13/2018
    31:31
  43. 51.
    264 – The Lost Rebellion01/05/2018
    38:48
  44. 52.
    263 – AEthelflaed and Ingimund12/06/2017
    24:51
  45. 53.
    262 – AEthelred and AEthelflaed12/01/2017
    27:11
  46. 54.
    261 – The Anglo Saxon Chronicle and the Mercian Register11/25/2017
    24:26
  47. 55.
    260 – King Edward’s Forgotten Love Life11/17/2017
    23:32
  48. 56.
    259 – The Last Stand of the House of AEthelred11/04/2017
    30:00
  49. 57.
    258 – The Rise of King Edward I of Wessex10/30/2017
    27:24
  50. 58.
    257 – Political Accommodation Within The Danelaw10/22/2017
    36:33
  51. 59.
    256 – Scandinavian Settlement in England10/12/2017
    27:37
  52. 60.
    255 – Londonwic to London09/28/2017
    34:00
  53. 61.
    254 – Worcester09/14/2017
    23:23
  54. 62.
    253 – Anglo Saxon Market Towns in the Viking Age09/07/2017
    26:09
  55. 63.
    252 – The Coming of the Anglo-Scandinavians09/01/2017
    26:03
  56. 64.
    251 – Chapter Seven: England08/17/2017
    2:08
  57. 65.
    250 – The Year 90008/10/2017
    36:56
  58. 66.
    249 – Kenneth MacAlpin and the Birth of Scotland08/03/2017
    33:39
  59. 67.
    248 – The Death of Alfred the Great07/16/2017
    25:03
  60. 68.
    247 – Our Wooden Wall07/08/2017
    22:31
  61. 69.
    246 – The Hard Edge of Soft Power06/25/2017
    36:21
  62. 70.
    245 – King Alfred: Infrastructure is Sexy06/13/2017
    25:21
  63. 71.
    244 – Haesten’s Advance05/31/2017
    24:52
  64. 72.
    The Achavanich Beaker Burial Project: The Beaker People with Dr. Alison Sheridan05/24/2017
    34:42
  65. 73.
    243 – The Sieges of AEthelred of Mercia05/20/2017
    26:22
  66. 74.
    242 – Edward AEtheling at Farnham05/12/2017
    28:40
  67. 75.
    The Achavanich Beaker Burial Project: Discovering Ava with Maya Hoole05/03/2017
    1:38:28
  68. 76.
    241 – Haesten04/27/2017
    25:40
  69. 77.
    240 – Viking Roadshow: Rollo edition04/21/2017
    28:56
  70. 78.
    239 – The Dying Time04/13/2017
    30:29
  71. 79.
    238 – A Patchwork of War03/31/2017
    28:54
  72. 80.
    237 – Asser03/25/2017
    27:49
  73. 81.
    236 – A Return to Scholarship03/17/2017
    33:06
  74. 82.
    235 – Alfred’s Educational Reforms03/10/2017
    25:21
  75. 83.
    234 – The Sons of Rhodri and AEthelred’s Beautiful Hair03/03/2017
    27:23
  76. 84.
    233 – Alfred’s Powerplay and the Restructuring of Wessex02/25/2017
    33:47
  77. 85.
    232 – Fifth Century Britain with Dr. Catherine Hills02/19/2017
    58:00
  78. 86.
    231 – Anglo Saxon Economics and Money with Professor Rory Naismith02/11/2017
    1:22:22
  79. 87.
    230 – Guthrum Gets a Bath02/03/2017
    28:34
  80. 88.
    A Ten Year Old in WWII: A Memorial01/30/2017
    12:57
  81. 89.
    229 – The Battle of Edington01/14/2017
    26:02
  82. 90.
    228 – Alfred and Odda: The Audacity of Nope01/07/2017
    27:57
  83. 91.
    227 – Alfred’s War for the Mind12/22/2016
    29:00
  84. 92.
    226 – Alfred and Legitimacy: The First Steps to War12/10/2016
    29:26
  85. 93.
    225 – Alfred in Somerset12/01/2016
    30:59
  86. 94.
    224 – Chapter Six: Wessex11/23/2016
    1:52
  87. 95.
    223 – King Alfred and Chippenham11/17/2016
    28:56
  88. 96.
    222 – Viking Kings and The Black Pool11/11/2016
    23:06
  89. 97.
    221 – Alfred and Guthrum: The Price of Peace11/03/2016
    26:26
  90. 98.
    220 – Alfred and Guthrum: Magic, Madness, Heaven, Sin10/29/2016
    31:39
  91. 99.
    219 – The Halloween Special: The Statement of Randolph Carter10/21/2016
    18:46
  92. 100.
    218 – The Kingdom of Jorvik10/19/2016
    38:51
  93. 101.
    217 – Halfdan’s Ravaging of the North10/06/2016
    28:24
  94. 102.
    216 – The Great Heathen Army: Always Be Prepared09/29/2016
    32:08
  95. 103.
    215 – King Burgred and the end of the Danish Sausage Fest09/16/2016
    50:45
  96. 104.
    214 – National Lampoon’s Viking Vacation09/04/2016
    24:25
  97. 105.
    213 – Danegelds, Peace, and Shame08/24/2016
    33:47
  98. 106.
    212 – Alfred the Last AEtheling08/12/2016
    30:26
  99. 107.
    211 – The Battles of Basing and Meretun07/28/2016
    28:02
  100. 108.
    210 – The Battle of Ashdown07/19/2016
    34:27
  101. 109.
    209 – The Battle of Reading07/08/2016
    20:14
  102. 110.
    208 – The Battle of Englefield07/01/2016
    21:33
  103. 111.
    207 – Christianity in Early Danelaw06/23/2016
    33:20
  104. 112.
    206 – Did the Great Heathen Army Persecute Christians?06/11/2016
    29:25
  105. 113.
    205 – Saint Edmund the Martyr06/02/2016
    27:27
  106. 114.
    204 – Snottingham05/27/2016
    30:12
  107. 115.
    203 – Jorvik05/19/2016
    31:27
  108. 116.
    202 – The Fall of Eoforwic05/11/2016
    29:46
  109. 117.
    201 – East Anglia’s Danegeld05/02/2016
    35:38
  110. 118.
    200 – The Q&A04/25/2016
    46:11
  111. 119.
    199 – AEthelred vs Alfred: One of the Most Exciting Moments in Probate History04/17/2016
    22:03
  112. 120.
    198 – The Great Heathen Army Begins04/03/2016
    23:22
  113. 121.
    The April Fool’s Episode04/01/2016
    1:24
  114. 122.
    197 – The Sons of Ragnar Lodbrok (versus Battle-Cattle)03/26/2016
    47:47
  115. 123.
    196 – Vikings and Mercs and Franks. Oh My!03/16/2016
    28:10
  116. 124.
    195 – Red Sea Rising03/07/2016
    23:11
  117. 125.
    194 – My Big Fat Dark Age Wedding02/27/2016
    36:56
  118. 126.
    193 – Alfred the Young Part Two02/21/2016
    33:35
  119. 127.
    192 – Alfred the Young02/13/2016
    21:56
  120. 128.
    191 – Urban Fervor02/06/2016
    25:36
  121. 129.
    190 – House (of Wessex): Everybody Lies01/29/2016
    42:58
  122. 130.
    189 – What on earth is an English01/16/2016
    27:04
  123. 131.
    188 – Rebellion and Succession in the Kingdom of Wessex01/08/2016
    27:41
  124. 132.
    187 – The Queen of Wessex: aka The Worst Midlife Crisis Ever01/02/2016
    26:39
  125. 133.
    186 – Wessex: A story of Myth building, Opportunism, and Annexation12/19/2015
    19:54
  126. 134.
    185 – Building the House of Wessex12/11/2015
    33:13
  127. 135.
    184 – The Chaos of Bad Governance12/03/2015
    26:37
  128. 136.
    183 – Ragnar’s Siege of Paris11/22/2015
    35:30
  129. 137.
    182 – Ragnar Lodbrok11/15/2015
    28:45
  130. 138.
    181 – Vikingrs Gotta Viking11/07/2015
    32:37
  131. 139.
    180 – The Cracks in the Shieldwall10/30/2015
    29:29
  132. 140.
    Halloween Special: H.P. Lovecraft’s The Music of Erich Zann10/26/2015
    23:46
  133. 141.
    179 – The Battle of Carrum10/17/2015
    19:09
  134. 142.
    178 – Dereliction of Duty10/09/2015
    24:42
  135. 143.
    177 – The Road to 83010/02/2015
    29:09
  136. 144.
    176 – The Prophecy of Jeremiah09/25/2015
    24:24
  137. 145.
    175 – Chapter Five: A Sea of Blood09/03/2015
    3:23
  138. 146.
    174 – CeltCast Part 308/28/2015
    17:52
  139. 147.
    173 – The CeltCast Part 208/19/2015
    25:00
  140. 148.
    172 – CeltCast Part 108/10/2015
    27:35
  141. 149.
    171 – The Welshcast Part Seven07/29/2015
    38:17
  142. 150.
    170 – The Welshcast Part Six07/20/2015
    21:38
  143. 151.
    169 – The Rise of Wessex07/08/2015
    28:08
  144. 152.
    168 – The Fall of Mercia07/01/2015
    29:56
  145. 153.
    167 – The Beginning of the End06/23/2015
    40:21
  146. 154.
    166 – Wulfred: The Rogue Archbishop06/14/2015
    24:11
  147. 155.
    165 – Did Archbishop Wulfred Just Kill a Guy?06/02/2015
    30:13
  148. 156.
    164 – Shadow Governments in Britain05/22/2015
    25:44
  149. 157.
    163 – The South of Britain Grows Restless05/16/2015
    23:38
  150. 158.
    162 – Emperor Coenwulf, Emperor Charlemagne, and The World05/07/2015
    29:22
  151. 159.
    Q&A: How to Start a Podcast05/01/2015
    7:31
  152. 160.
    161 – King Ceonwulf’s Rise in Power04/30/2015
    23:49
  153. 161.
    160 – An Offa Inheritance04/21/2015
    24:28
  154. 162.
    159 – An Offa End04/09/2015
    26:48
  155. 163.
    158 – Offa With His Head03/31/2015
    22:11
  156. 164.
    157 – Lindisfarne03/24/2015
    27:28
  157. 165.
    156 – An Offa Marriage03/06/2015
    27:03
  158. 166.
    155 – Its Always Sunny in Mercia: The Gang Throws a Party02/26/2015
    23:39
  159. 167.
    154 – Having it Offa02/19/2015
    25:43
  160. 168.
    153 – An Offa You Can’t Refuse02/12/2015
    27:12
  161. 169.
    152 – Limited Time Offa02/05/2015
    26:19
  162. 170.
    151 – Offa and Acceptance01/30/2015
    20:41
  163. 171.
    150 – King Offa: The Turnover01/19/2015
    24:19
  164. 172.
    149 – King Offa Ascends the Throne01/13/2015
    29:01
  165. 173.
    148 – The Fall of King AEthelbald01/02/2015
    29:07
  166. 174.
    147 – The Twelve Days of Christmas12/23/2014
    20:26
  167. 175.
    146 – King AEthelbald: A Whirlpool of Perdition12/15/2014
    30:28
  168. 176.
    145 – The Rise of King AEthelbald of Mercia12/12/2014
    26:39
  169. 177.
    144 – King Ceolred: A Lunatic Running the Asylum12/01/2014
    24:20
  170. 178.
    143 – Man Up: Gender in the Middle Ages11/19/2014
    39:24
  171. 179.
    142 – The Failed Dynastic Politics of Mercia and Northumbria11/12/2014
    41:21
  172. 180.
    141 – King Aldfrith and St. Wilfrid10/29/2014
    32:31
  173. 181.
    140 – Wilfrid: How to Win Friends and Influence People10/21/2014
    26:31
  174. 182.
    139 – The Rise of Aldfrith and Caedwalla10/14/2014
    33:37
  175. 183.
    138 – Religious Lives in Britain10/07/2014
    28:51
  176. 184.
    137 – Preaching in the Dark Ages09/29/2014
    25:06
  177. 185.
    136 – The Power of Mercia09/16/2014
    30:37
  178. 186.
    135 – A Reshuffling of Power09/10/2014
    25:40
  179. 187.
    134 – The Power of Northumbria09/05/2014
    25:37
  180. 188.
    133 – Scotcast: Part Ten08/26/2014
    34:47
  181. 189.
    132 – Scotcast Part Nine: St. Columba and King Brude08/06/2014
    22:59
  182. 190.
    131 – Scotcast Part Eight07/29/2014
    23:06
  183. 191.
    130 – Scotcast Part Seven – Who Were The Picts?07/17/2014
    23:48
  184. 192.
    Chapter Four: Anglo Saxon Ascendancy07/07/2014
    6:09
  185. 193.
    129 – The Life of King Wulfhere07/04/2014
    27:26
  186. 194.
    128 – The End of King Oswiu’s Hegemony06/25/2014
    23:46
  187. 195.
    127 – The Synod of Whitby06/04/2014
    27:14
  188. 196.
    126 – The End of an Era: The Triumph of Christianity in Britain05/27/2014
    32:47
  189. 197.
    125 – King Oswiu: A Gathering Storm05/15/2014
    23:45
  190. 198.
    124 – Social Mobility: Getting a Raise in Anglo Saxon Kingdoms05/09/2014
    59:59
  191. 199.
    123 – Retail Therapy: The Rise of Anglo Saxon Towns04/30/2014
    32:22
  192. 200.
    122 – The Concentration of Power and Wealth04/21/2014
    26:38

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