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    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.
     
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    • 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
     
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    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.
     
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    • 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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

MattRdavey ,

Brilliant

Very interesting and entertaining. The combination of overall big picture along with interesting detail is ideal. I haven’t listened to his “history of England” podcast yet but I definitely will be on the strength of this

Jim Lockey ,

A good starting place

Very effective as an overview, though the choices about which details to delve into often feels like they are arbitrary.
It’s a nice starting point to have on in the background if you’re getting into researching the period, though I wouldn’t say it’s super up to date.

Content is on the whole good but the style of presenting feels a bit wooden and verbose with pained metaphors. The host’s preferences and prejudices are clear which is distracting. Quite often he uses a motif of ... ‘you might think X but actually Y’ which felt like he assumes an astounding level of ignorance in the listener that was just annoying.

Shandois ,

Enjoyable, great pace and a brilliant way to learn.

If you need or want to ‘get into’ the Anglo-Saxons, here’s how to do it. David is clear and witty - two essentials when binge listening to a history podcast.

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