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The BHP is a chronological retelling of the history of Britain with a particular focus upon the lives of the people. You won't find a dry recounting of dates and battles here, but instead you'll learn about who these people were and how their desires, fears, and flaws shaped the histories of England, Scotland, and Wales.



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The British History Podcast Jamie Jeffers

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    • 4.4, 10 Ratings

The BHP is a chronological retelling of the history of Britain with a particular focus upon the lives of the people. You won't find a dry recounting of dates and battles here, but instead you'll learn about who these people were and how their desires, fears, and flaws shaped the histories of England, Scotland, and Wales.



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    349 – AElfgifu’s Tale

    349 – AElfgifu’s Tale

    Successful Kings don’t rule alone. This is especially true for Kings with as much going on as Cnut.



    And one of Cnut’s most influential right-hand men was actually his Queen. And Emma was more than just an advisor. She was wielding considerable power in her own right, power that likely expanded every time Cnut journeyed out of England.



    But Queen Emma wasn’t Cnut’s only wife.

    • 22 min
    348 – Ruling Hard or Hardly Ruling

    348 – Ruling Hard or Hardly Ruling

    Europe was in chaos in the 1020s. Crises just kept coming, and the powerful were trying to capitalize on disorder. And in times like these, actions can have outsized impact, even the smaller ones.

    • 30 min
    347 – Aggressive Diplomacy

    347 – Aggressive Diplomacy

    What we call history was, at one point, just current events. And world affairs never happen in a vacuum. It’s never just one thing happening after another…

    • 25 min
    346 – Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Drakkars

    346 – Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Drakkars

    It’s 1025 Cnut had a problem on his hands. Barely a year after putting down Thorkell’s rebellion, Cnut was sailing for Denmark… again. To war, again.

    • 31 min
    345 – Building Blocks

    345 – Building Blocks

    In the early 11th century, the English were crushed by the Scots in the Battle of Carham. We are told that King Malcolm of Scotland, supported by King Owain of Strathclyde, brought their combined armies to bear against the forces of Ealdorman Uhtred of Bernicia in 1018… and there, they slaughtered the English.

    • 19 min
    Bonus Episode: Slavery

    Bonus Episode: Slavery

    More material is coming, but here is a bonus episode to keep you company while you're practicing social distancing.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

pod maniac ,

Brilliant podcast

I have listened to lots of podcasts. I was early adopter of ‘Serial’ ‘Homecoming’ ‘Nightvale’ but BHP will always be up there. Funny, interesting, and I’m learning stuff. It’s all here. This is a 5 star podcast. Thanks for all I’ve learnt.

Shox121 ,

Brilliant!

A very good listen. Nicely paced, some light humour and easy to follow.
It's right up there with "history of Rome".

Dom the Gom ,

The British History Podcast

This is a great and very informative series, told with a lot of good humour, and made very very interesting and entertaining by Mr Jeffers. A lot of focus on Rome which i didn't expect for a history of Britain, but it all makes sense. Sound quality can be poor and sometimes his "Welsh" accent gets a bit distorted but Mr Jeffers is a natural story teller and i hope he starts another series soon. I found this podcast addictive and looked forward to it everyday on the drive home after work.

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