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Delve into their fascinating, individual stories of the Kings and Queens of England and the United Kingdom starting from 1066. From the chivalric warriors, to the hungry war-mongers to the nefarious tyrants. Discover the monarchs at their most prestigious and most fragile.

Hosted by Jonny Langton

A new King or Queen every week!

Twitter - @kingsqueenspod

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The Kings and Queens podcast Jonathan Langton

    • Education
    • 5.0, 6 Ratings

Delve into their fascinating, individual stories of the Kings and Queens of England and the United Kingdom starting from 1066. From the chivalric warriors, to the hungry war-mongers to the nefarious tyrants. Discover the monarchs at their most prestigious and most fragile.

Hosted by Jonny Langton

A new King or Queen every week!

Twitter - @kingsqueenspod

Facebook – The Kings and Queens podcast

    Edward I - Longshanks

    Edward I - Longshanks

    Edward I – Longshanks (1272-1307) is one of the most important monarchs in English history. No other king left such a mark on the island of Britain. There were no bounds to his determination and to his malice. He treated Celts with belligerence sapping his own reign of wealth and peace. His reign saw the demolition of the last Welsh principality and brought Scotland to its knees.

    Characters

    Edward I – King of England
    Eleanor of Castile – Queen of England
    Edward of Caernarfon – the son of Edward I and the heir to the throne of England
    King Henry III – The old king and father of Edward I
    Simon de Montfort – rebel baron in the reign of Henry III
    Llywelyn ap Gruffudd – The Prince of Wales
    Dafydd ap Gruffydd – the brother of Llewelyn and briefly Prince of Wales
    John Balliol – King of Scotland
    Robert Bruce – Claimant to the throne
    William Wallace – Rebel to English rule and Guardian of Scotland
    Andrew Moray – Scottish rebel to English rule
    Earl of Surrey – English commander at Stirling Bridge
    Hugh de Cressingham – English commander and treasurer in Scotland
    Robert the Bruce – Son of Robert Bruce and later King of Scots
    Robert Burns – 18th century Scottish poet and lyricist

    CREDITS

    Music: Norôur by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Freesound.org

    Dobroide – horse at walk
    Soundmary – wild horses running
    Visualasylum – unsheathing a sword
    Vedas – fighting men
    Metzik – medieval market
    Mrprofdickweed – riot crowd immersed in 5
    Samulis – chain rustler med3
    Cgeffex – chopping wood 02
    Jordishaw – stabbing sound
    Ajexk – beheading – sfx 2
    Inspectorej – tearing newspaper b
    Ogsoundsfx – footsteps walking in chainmail loop
    Zimbot – longbowvolleys
    Ylearkisto – rajahdys Kallio rajaytetaan explosion a rock blasting stones pattering mix

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    • 32 min
    Henry III

    Henry III

    Henry III (1216-72) was not cut from the same cloth as his belligerent predecessors. He was placid, he hated tournaments and grew to hate war. He was known to made bold ambitious policy pronouncements but to lack the drive and determination to see them through. It was his relationship with lords and barons that would characterise his reign releasing his own predilection for tyranny. It would bolster his critics as Magna Carta was etched into history and England saw the dawn of parliamentary democracy.

    CREDITS

    Village Consort Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Soundmary - wild horses running

    Srehpog – heavy crate smash

    Mrprofdrdickweed – riot crowd immersed in 5

    Zerolagtime – thuds on window

    Glaneur de sons – riviere river

    504636 – d1523825-2

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    Metzik – medieval market

    • 29 min
    EXTRA - Michael of Romania

    EXTRA - Michael of Romania

    In an extra episode we look at Michael (1927-30, 40-47)
    With Soviet troops approaching Bucharest in 1944, the apparent puppet king in Romania made a daring decision to defy Adolf Hitler and imprison his acolyte. After Soviet rule left Romania in decades of shadow, the king’s body was returned to his country 70 years after his banishment for full state honours. 

    • 12 min
    John

    John

    John (1199-1216) was described by historian Bishop Stubbs as ‘the very worst of our kings, a faithless son, treacherous brother, polluted with every crime. Whom no oaths could bind, there is no redeeming trait’. For Robin Hood he was the perfect iniquitous enemy. It’s a tale, popular throughout the centuries, that reflects his reputation among most contemporaries and historians alike.

    Credits

    Gregorian Chant by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3825-gregorian-chant

    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Soundmary – wildhorses

    Srehpog – light crate smash2

    Ogsoundfx – footsteps walking in chainmail loop

    Danmitch3ll – distant horns

    Vedas – fight fighting men

    Metzik – medieval market

    • 33 min
    EXTRA - Correspondence

    EXTRA - Correspondence

    Answers to questions that have been sent in to the show!

    • 12 min
    Richard I - the Lionheart

    Richard I - the Lionheart

    The reign of Richard the Lionheart (1189-99) was a brief but costly interlude in English monarchy characterised by war and chivalry. He would not continue his father’s legacy of law and order, instead the Lionheart was transfixed by honour and conquest. He was a masterful campaigner and a fine soldier who struck terror into the hearts of his enemies, but his conquests would come at a tremendous cost to his people both financially and with the leader to which his empire would be bequeathed.

    Credits

    Music: Battle of the Creek by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License

    freesound.org

    Soundmary – wildhorses

    Jordishaw – stabbing sound

    Srehpog – light crate smash 2

    Ogsoundfx – footsteps walking in chainmail loop

    Vedas – fight fighting men

    Ajexk – beheading 1 & 2

    Zimbot – longbowvolleys

    Metzik – medieval market

    Liamg-sfx – battle cry 4

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

ThugsAndMiracles ,

Great History

Super detailed and an all-around great listen, this is a really fascinating look at the English monarchs. Five stars and two thumbs up!

LG937 ,

Very informative!

Very informative and well produced. Great length, too. Perfect dose of history!

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