113 episodes

Pax Britannica is a narrative history podcast covering the empire upon which the sun never set. Beginning with the accession of James VI of Scotland to the throne of England, Pax Britannica will follow the people and events that created an empire that dominated the globe. Hosted by a PhD candidate in British Imperial history, and based on extensive scholarship and primary sources, along with interviews with experts in their field, Pax Britannica aims to explain the rise and eventual fall of the largest empire in history. After all, how peaceful was the 'British Peace'?

Pax Britannica Samuel Hume

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Pax Britannica is a narrative history podcast covering the empire upon which the sun never set. Beginning with the accession of James VI of Scotland to the throne of England, Pax Britannica will follow the people and events that created an empire that dominated the globe. Hosted by a PhD candidate in British Imperial history, and based on extensive scholarship and primary sources, along with interviews with experts in their field, Pax Britannica aims to explain the rise and eventual fall of the largest empire in history. After all, how peaceful was the 'British Peace'?

    The Cessation of Arms

    The Cessation of Arms

    Armies clash at Newbury, and the king signs a truce with the Irish Confederacy
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    For this episode, I found the following publications particularly useful:

    Kenyon, J. and Ohlmeyer, J., The Civil Wars: A Military History of England, Scotland, and Ireland, 1638-1660.


    Harris, T. Rebellion


    Michael J. Braddick. The Oxford Handbook of the English Revolution

    Nick Lipscombe, The English Civil War: An Atlas and Concise History of the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, 1639-51


    Peter Gaunt, The English Civil War: A Military History


    John Cunningham, ‘Politics, 1641-1660’, Cambridge History of Ireland

    David Edwards, ‘Political Change and Social Transformation, 1603-1641’, Cambridge History of Ireland


    John Jeremiah Cronin and Padraig Lenihan, ‘Wars of Religion, 1641-1691’, Cambridge History of Ireland


    Joseph Cope, ‘The Irish Rising’, in Michael J. Braddick. The Oxford Handbook of the English Revolution


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    • 26 min
    Was there a Scottish Revolution?

    Was there a Scottish Revolution?

    It's often overshadowed by the English Revolution, but the Scottish Covenanters achieved their own revolution between 1637 and 1644. Or did they?
    Thank you to all those who agreed to be interviewed for the series!
    Dr Andrew Lind
    Dr Chris Langley
    Dr Karie Schultz
    Dr Mikki Brock
    Dr Kirsteen MacKenzie
    Professor Julian Goodare
    Dr Louise Yeoman
    Dr Sharon Adams
    Professor Laura Stewart
    Dr Alan MacDonald
    Dr Claire McNulty
    Professor Allan MacInnes
    Dr Allan Kennedy
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    • 37 min
    War Without An Enemy

    War Without An Enemy

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    For this episode, I found the following publications particularly useful:

    Kenyon, J. and Ohlmeyer, J., The Civil Wars: A Military History of England, Scotland, and Ireland, 1638-1660.


    Harris, T. Rebellion


    Michael J. Braddick. The Oxford Handbook of the English Revolution

    Nick Lipscombe, The English Civil War: An Atlas and Concise History of the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, 1639-51


    Peter Gaunt, The English Civil War: A Military History


    Cowan, E. J., Montrose: For Covenant and King.



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    • 30 min
    All's Fairfax in Love and War

    All's Fairfax in Love and War

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    Vote for The Two Musketeers to be iHeart Radio's Next Great Podcast. The pilot episode can be heard through this link.
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    For this episode, I found the following publications particularly useful:

    Kenyon, J. and Ohlmeyer, J., The Civil Wars: A Military History of England, Scotland, and Ireland, 1638-1660.


    Harris, T. Rebellion


    Michael J. Braddick. The Oxford Handbook of the English Revolution

    Nick Lipscombe, The English Civil War: An Atlas and Concise History of the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, 1639-51


    Peter Gaunt, The English Civil War: A Military History


    Cowan, E. J., Montrose: For Covenant and King.



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    • 27 min
    The Covenanters in Restoration Scotland with Dr Allan Kennedy

    The Covenanters in Restoration Scotland with Dr Allan Kennedy

    Dr Kennedy's Staff Page
    Dr Kennedy's Twitter
    History Scotland
    Scottish Privy Council Project
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Tower Defence

    Tower Defence

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    Check out The History of Byzantium
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    For this episode, I found the following publications particularly useful:

    Kenyon, J. and Ohlmeyer, J., The Civil Wars: A Military History of England, Scotland, and Ireland, 1638-1660.


    Harris, T. Rebellion


    Michael J. Braddick. The Oxford Handbook of the English Revolution

    Nick Lipscombe, The English Civil War: An Atlas and Concise History of the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, 1639-51


    Peter Gaunt, The English Civil War: A Military History



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    • 27 min

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