43 episodes

Join us as we travel across England visiting well-known wonders and some lesser-known places on your doorstep – all of which have helped make the country what it is today. From a hut in Bletchley Park where modern computing evolved, to the iron railings in London to which suffragettes chained themselves in the fight for women’s right to vote, we’ll step back in time to the very roots of our national identity to bring you the people and the stories that have helped shape England.

Irreplaceable: A History of England in 100 Places is sponsored by specialist insurer, Ecclesiastical

Irreplaceable: A History of England in 100 Places Historic England

    • History
    • 4.7, 62 Ratings

Join us as we travel across England visiting well-known wonders and some lesser-known places on your doorstep – all of which have helped make the country what it is today. From a hut in Bletchley Park where modern computing evolved, to the iron railings in London to which suffragettes chained themselves in the fight for women’s right to vote, we’ll step back in time to the very roots of our national identity to bring you the people and the stories that have helped shape England.

Irreplaceable: A History of England in 100 Places is sponsored by specialist insurer, Ecclesiastical

    Nuclear Physics in Manchester and the Bristol Bus Boycott

    Nuclear Physics in Manchester and the Bristol Bus Boycott

    In this final episode of the series, learn about the "Father of Nuclear Physics" and the little-known civil rights campaign in Bristol which helped pave the way for a fairer society. The 100 places featured in this series have been nominated by the public and chosen by a panel of judges. Together they help tell England’s fascinating history. Irreplaceable: A History of England in 100 Places is a Historic England podcast, sponsored by specialist insurer Ecclesiastical ecclesiastical.com

    • 21 min
    The Battle of Britain and the Battle of Bosworth

    The Battle of Britain and the Battle of Bosworth

    Join host Dr Suzannah Lipscomb as she takes a closer look at the Battle of Bosworth and the Battle of Britain Bunker, both chosen in the Power, Protest & Progress category. The 100 places featured in this series have been nominated by the public and chosen by a panel of judges. Together they help tell England’s fascinating history. Irreplaceable: A History of England in 100 Places is a Historic England podcast, sponsored by specialist insurer Ecclesiastical ecclesiastical.com

    • 20 min
    Miners, Martyrs and the Palace of Westminster

    Miners, Martyrs and the Palace of Westminster

    Visit the "Pitman's Parliament" in Durham (thanks to a tour from Ross Forbes), the Tolpuddle Martyrs' tree and the building at the heart of our democracy with podcast host Suzannah Lipscomb. The 100 places featured in this series have been nominated by the public and chosen by a panel of judges. Together they help tell England’s fascinating history. Irreplaceable: A History of England in 100 Places is a Historic England podcast, sponsored by specialist insurer Ecclesiastical ecclesiastical.com

    • 25 min
    Peterloo, Cable Street and Olaudah Equiano

    Peterloo, Cable Street and Olaudah Equiano

    This episode begins the Power, Protest & Progress category by exploring the site of the Peterloo Massacre, as well as the London home of formerly enslaved abolitionist campaigner Olaudah Equiano. The 100 places featured in this series have been nominated by the public and chosen by a panel of judges. Together they help tell England’s fascinating history. Irreplaceable: A History of England in 100 Places is a Historic England podcast, sponsored by specialist insurer Ecclesiastical ecclesiastical.com

    • 26 min
    Sutton Hoo, the Minack Theatre and Tate Modern

    Sutton Hoo, the Minack Theatre and Tate Modern

    This episode sees host Dr Suzannah Lipscomb exploring an incredible Anglo-Saxon archaeological find, an atmospheric cliff top theatre and a temple to modern art. The 100 places featured in this series have been nominated by the public and chosen by a panel of judges. Together they help tell England’s fascinating history. Irreplaceable: A History of England in 100 Places is a Historic England podcast, sponsored by specialist insurer Ecclesiastical ecclesiastical.com

    • 24 min
    Spirit of the North - NEW SERIES

    Spirit of the North - NEW SERIES

    A short taster of "Spirit of the North" - Historic England's new podcast series. Now available on your podcast app. Find out more at http://www.historicengland.org.uk

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 Ratings

Photodiss ,

Great Historical Podcast

Perfect pointer to where to visit around England

JessMccWebb ,

Heritage at its best

A great podcast that sheds light on important heritage places across England some of which I had never heard of before. Now I am going to have to take a road trip visiting them all.

Carterhounslow ,

Great series

A wonderful series to listen to on the daily commute, very much along the same lines and quality the history of music created by Radio 3.

I’ve learned a lot about places I thought I knew very well, such as Twickenham. But for those, like, who love interesting facts to share, it’s perfect.

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