391 episodes

This my retelling of the story of England, which is a regular, chronological podcast, starting 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.(Note iTunes only displays a list of 300 episodes. There are rather more, which all other podcatchers DO list).
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The History of England David Crowther

    • History
    • 4.8 • 3.9K Ratings

This my retelling of the story of England, which is a regular, chronological podcast, starting 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.(Note iTunes only displays a list of 300 episodes. There are rather more, which all other podcatchers DO list).
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    364 Before the English Came

    364 Before the English Came

    The 1630's saw an acceleration of English colonisation in the Americas. What cultures and peoples will they meet when they get there? A horribly brief survey of cultures north of the Rio Grande before the English came.
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    • 43 min
    363 Laud Unleashed

    363 Laud Unleashed

    With Parliament banished, there was little restraint on Laud and Charles to implement the reforms they felt were needed to improve the quality of religious observations and the spiritual wealth of all English. Not everyone would approve their efforts.
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    • 43 min
    362 Free Men not Villeins

    362 Free Men not Villeins

    The Ship Money in 1637-8 was a courtroom battle sought for by both the king, and Hampden and the 'Warwick house' faction, where battle lines were clearly drawn, in the bright light of public fascination and scrutiny. 
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    • 48 min
    Henry Stuart by DGMH

    Henry Stuart by DGMH

    Henry Frederick Stuart's death gives us one of those great 'what if?' moments in history, like the death of Arthur Tudor. Zachery of Drinks with Great Minds in History tells us what we missed
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    • 36 min
    361 Charles in Charge

    361 Charles in Charge

    Charles had done the right thing of we wanted to avoid parliaments - reducing costs by making peace. But, how was he to raise money to clear that £2m debt? Well, two words came in to play - many, and various. 
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    • 37 min
    360 Charles Abroad

    360 Charles Abroad

    Relationships with the other kingdoms was definitely the royal preserve. But policy options might vary, from favouring the desires of his protestant subjects, to the Spanish faction on the privy Council. But his clout was always hampered by the poor state of the Royal Navy
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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
3.9K Ratings

3.9K Ratings

rudymcruderude ,

Come for the lardy cakes, stay for the blood bathes an burnings...

Great host. Quite funny at times, but I miss the scripted re-enactments with the kids... Those were the best. Too funny. There is an ocean of content, but seem to have spent a significant layover in the Tudor time period. The cast starts with the Romans, the barbarian invasions and Anglosaxon kingdoms, moves on to Billy the Conq. then to a bunch of french kings. War of the Roses then on to these Tudors... I am eagerly awaiting learning about the Civil War, but no sign of it yet.

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Great Content!

SterlingK17 ,

One of the best history podcasts I’ve heard

This has been my go to podcast for almost two years now. David’s voice is warm and comforting and no matter the day I’ve had I always feel calmer listening to him tell me about British history. Even when the subject matter gets a bit dry, David brings it to life and keeps me interested. I cannot recommend this podcast enough.

Brown Seed ,

My favorite hIstory podcast

Both extremely informative and very funny, this is certainly among the best history podcasts available. Combining in depth political narrative with social history, David gives a fantastic overview of English history through the ages while providing frequent views of daily life and society at large, and along with it some top tier dad humor. Filled with running gags and funny idioms that I’m never sure whether they are common English sayings or Crowther originals, every episode is entertaining and engaging. If you want to be able to amaze your loved ones with random bits of English history trivia, or annoy them with strange references to the Earl of Warwick’s horse, this is the podcast for you.

And the best part is that if over 300 episodes isn’t enough for you, the Shedcast episodes are well worth becoming a member for even more great content (particularly the William Marshall biography, which might be the best series in my opinion).

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