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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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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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    360 – The Long Game

    360 – The Long Game

    In 1040, while England was dealing with the chaos of Harthacnut’s reign and the threat of yet another succession mess, Scotland was dealing with its own set of problems.



    The northern Kingdom just lost its king. And that wasn’t anything new for Scotland… their Kings rarely lasted long.

    • 30 min
    359 – Play Autocrat Games; Win Autocrat Prizes

    359 – Play Autocrat Games; Win Autocrat Prizes

    In 1040, England once again had a new King. But England was finding Harthacnut a tough pill to swallow.

    • 29 min
    The Witch of Fife

    The Witch of Fife

    Happy Halloween!

    • 10 min
    358 – King Harthacnut

    358 – King Harthacnut

    The death of Cnut caused a cascade of consequences that reached up to the tip of Scotland and even into the continent. It was an empire crumbling just as it had been born, and the kingdoms with in it (and neighboring it) were undergoing a rapid series of changes as Cnut’s empire came crashing down.

    • 29 min
    357 – Walter Map’s Courtly Trifles

    357 – Walter Map’s Courtly Trifles

    The early 11th century was an unlikely time of heroes. By heroes I unfortunately don’t mean people of good character and brave deeds, but just people who perform extraordinary feats for their time. One of these was the very first King of Wales, Gruffudd ap Llewelyn.

    • 28 min
    356 – Macbeth

    356 – Macbeth

    Here is the story of Macbeth. If you have just tuned into this episode because of the title, know that it is the second episode in a two-part series. You will want to go to the previous episode, Double Double Toil and Trouble, and listen to that first. There you will learn about the peculiar region that spawned this shadowy highland King.

    • 46 min

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