300 episodes

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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.

    294 Alarms and Excursions

    294 Alarms and Excursions

    Did Elizabeth have a foreign 'policy'? If so what principles drove it - dynasty, parsimony, protestantism? This week Elizabeth intervenes in Scotland and France.
     
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    • 38 min
    293 Sex and Marriage

    293 Sex and Marriage

    Dudley was for long considered the front runner for any possible marriage; but there was a long list of suitors. And Elizabeth was under pressure from the badgers of the House of Commons.
     
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    • 33 min
    292 The Queens Marriage

    292 The Queens Marriage

    What were the issues around marriage for Elizabeth and her subjects? Because as the continuing barney between the two of them would prove, it really mattered to both parties.
     
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    • 37 min
    291 Queen and Court

    291 Queen and Court

    How did Elizabethan government work, and what was Elizabeth's court like?
     
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    • 33 min
    290 The Religious Settlement

    290 The Religious Settlement

    Elizabeth's England was awash with expectation - from Mary's bishops demanding that no change be made to Mary's church, to a wave of Protestant Marian exiles returning with visions of Geneva. How to avoid a religious warlike that soon to engulf France?
     
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    • 35 min
    289 Elizabeth Regina

    289 Elizabeth Regina

    A game of 2 halves this week; the major themes of Elizabeth's reign and then the Funeral of Mary and Elizabeth's coronation . Ooh, and the appointment of Cecil as the Queen's Secretary.
     
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    • 38 min

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1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

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