322 episodes

Please note that because iTunes limits the number of episodes displayed to 300, to start at the beginning of my retelling of the story of England, you need to SUBSCRIBE. You'll then find a regular, chronological podcast, starting from from the end of Roman Britain. I’m a bloke in a shed, but I make sure this is good, properly prepared history, and then fill it with my enthusiasm. You’ll find the great events and people for sure – but also some of the byways, of how people lived, their language, and the forces that shaped their lives and destinies.

The History of England David Crowther

    • History
    • 4.7 • 1.2K Ratings

Please note that because iTunes limits the number of episodes displayed to 300, to start at the beginning of my retelling of the story of England, you need to SUBSCRIBE. You'll then find a regular, chronological podcast, starting from from the end of Roman Britain. I’m a bloke in a shed, but I make sure this is good, properly prepared history, and then fill it with my enthusiasm. You’ll find the great events and people for sure – but also some of the byways, of how people lived, their language, and the forces that shaped their lives and destinies.

    302 England's Garland

    302 England's Garland

    There are many myths about the Elizabethan Navy, the idea of a world-beating tool that created an international Empire. It wasn't quite, and it didn't, at all. None the less Elizabethan's reign and innovations did change England from naval also-ran to Premier league.
     
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    • 37 min
    301 Black Tudors

    301 Black Tudors

    Black Africans began to make their way in increasing numbers to England - firstly mainly via trading countries like Spain and Portugal, but increasingly direct. What sort of lives did they make in England?
     
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    • 30 min
    300 Trade and Exploration

    300 Trade and Exploration

    Elizabeth's reign famously saw England enter the search for new markets with which to trade and explore. In this episode, we focus on trade with West Africa, and John Hawkins' infamous voyages of the 1560s.
     
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    • 32 min
    299 West Africa

    299 West Africa

    A horribly brief introduction to the West African kingdoms with which the Portuguese started to trade and a smidge of their backstory, before the English began to arrive in the 16th century. 
     
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    • 37 min
    298 A Curate's Egg

    298 A Curate's Egg

    What started as a curate's egg of an episode, ends up with an introduction to a new player, Francis Walsingham, and the story of the St Bartholomew's Day massacre in Paris in 1572.
     
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    • 33 min
    297 Servant of Crime

    297 Servant of Crime

    Through the 1560s, the progress of the reformation gave both the Protestant Godly and Catholics much leeway and wriggle room. A series of events in the late 1560's and early 1570s would begin to end that. One of those was the Papal bull, Regnans in Excelsis.
     
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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

ysuret ,

History of England: Teaches a lot

This podcast kickstarted my interest in history and taught me an awful lot about the Anglo Saxons, who they were, where they where from and the names and dynastics of dark age England

Lost in Cornwall ,

Fantastic

I have always loved history despite a dreadfully bored and dull history teacher. Tudor’s and Stuart’s were so boring to her that she read direct from a book for two years! Had the same teacher for A Level Economic and social history and she came alive, throwing the books out the window.
Inspired my love of history and David is exactly the same. Keep going David your fantastic
Paul

Kit1959 ,

Keith.

Just love it. Informative and full of David’s silly jokes and sayings ( I can’t look at a pineapple in the same way any more)...
Just wish I’d found out about it years ago....nearly caught up through lockdown though.
Thanks David- you are a hero to all of us who spend too much time in sheds!

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