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Podcast that tells the story of how a new country and culture emerged from the chaos of the Dark Ages; and the story of the period that laid the foundations of modern England.

Anglo Saxon England Podcast Acast

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Podcast that tells the story of how a new country and culture emerged from the chaos of the Dark Ages; and the story of the period that laid the foundations of modern England.

    21 His Years were full of Glory

    21 His Years were full of Glory

    Athelstan was a dynamic and effective ruler, in war, law, and diplomacy. As a war leader he established at least nominal overlordship of all Britain; his marriage alliances included the greatest of European rulers; and he increased the age of legal responsibility from 12 to 16. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 37 min
    20 English Reconquest

    20 English Reconquest

    The story of a brother and a sister - Æthelflæd and Edward, and their bid to reclaim the lands of the Danelaw, the north and east of England being settled by the Danes For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 38 min
    19 Pillar of the Western People

    19 Pillar of the Western People

    In 892, the vikings returned - and found a very different, much better prepared Wessex waiting for them. Until in 899, Alfred died to be succeeded by his Son, Edward, who would in the end turn the tables on the Vikings. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 27 min
    18 Reconstruction and Defence

    18 Reconstruction and Defence

    Alfred had earned Wessex and period of respite, between 878 and 892. In this time, Alfred laid the foundations not just for the defense against renewed invasions, but for the successes of the 10th century. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 30 min
    17 Alfred and the Fight for Survival

    17 Alfred and the Fight for Survival

    Between 871 and 878, Wessex came close to extinction, as the Great Heathen Army, the Great Summer Army, and Guthrum the Dane came to conquer. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 31 min
    16 The Great Heathen Army

    16 The Great Heathen Army

    Everything changed for Anglo Saxon England in 866; the sons of Ragnar Lothbrok came for conquest, not just treasure and slaves. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

Soror604 ,

The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide To Anglo-Saxon History

...is basically what this is. I started listening to this podcast as a supplement to a bunch of early Scandinavian history and literature podcasts I had subscribed to, and it’s honestly so entertaining that I’ll probably subscribe to his main English history feed after I clear some of the backlog. If your interests include Douglas Adams and early medieval England, you will enjoy this podcast.

Cpasley912 ,

cpaze

Once again, this guy is one of the best storytellers in the podcasting library. His unique style, and digressions are full of interseting perspectives of the lives that surround the period. The narrative has a great pace, not to mention he's VERY funny. I hope his aspiration to do this full time will prove to be fruitful, as I think this "bloke in the shed" has yet to show his best stuff! Thanks!

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