The History of England


A regular podcast telling the story of England with warmth and wit and enthusiasm. The story of the great names and the events that made England the mosaic it is today; the daily lives of the people who made it so. We take a chronological approach, from the cataclysmic end of Roman Britain, all the way through to the present day – when we get there! Along the way we follow the major highways of history, and some of the side roads too – what it was like to live in the Middle Ages, why the difference between Ale and Beer affected people’s lives, how the English language developed and loads more! Plus there’s a handy website – with biographies, maps (must have maps), articles and, well, just bags of stuff.


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Title: 274 Not to Destroy but to Build

274 Not to Destroy but to Build

June 16th, 2019

When Pole told parliament that he came to build he meant what he said., and would deliver, in part. And join us on Flick Chat… Go to Episode

George Lane D Day by Giles Milton

June 6th, 2019

The story of Commander George Lane and his undercover D Day mission  Go to Episode

273 Pope II - The Return

June 2nd, 2019

In 1554, 300 schoolboys of London played out the divisions of their parents on the fields of Finsbury. It was an instructive backdrop to the return of… Go to Episode

272 The Spanish Marriage

May 19th, 2019

In July 1554 Philip finally landed in England, and all went very well; Mary and Philip were married, and were kind to each other, there was a great pageant… Go to Episode