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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A History of Britain
Hi! Welcome to the British History Podcast.
My name is Jamie, and this show is a chronological retelling of the story of Britain, from its very earliest days when prehistoric man shared the island with Giant Deer and massive earth grinding glaciers… all the way to the dawn of the Second World War. This show focuses upon the people, the drama, and the real life events that shaped and molded this island into a global super power.
The stories that you’re going to hear in this podcast continue to shape us today and many of the lessons learned by our ancestors still apply to us.
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Everybody Is Killing Everybody Else And Nobody Is Talking About It: Part 3
Up in the hills of Snowdonia, pinned between the sea and the English midlands, King Gruffydd fought against the invading forces of the Godwinsons. And he was giving the English such a hard time that even the Life of King Edward admits it in the record.
Everybody Is Killing Everybody Else And Nobody Is Talking About It: Part 2
Earl AElfgar and his alliance with King Gruffydd of Wales was likely the one true barrier that stood between Harold Godwinson and the throne of England.
Everybody is killing everybody else and no one is talking about it
On the year 1059, there is an enigmatic entry in the Welsh Chronicle.
The King of Wales
Water, and the ability to control water ways, was an important aspect in the Welsh imagination. In fact, the importance of Welsh power on the seas even appears in the Mabinogion.
Lost Years and Lost Lands
Things are moving quickly in our story, now. Pieces are moving into place, and the board is shifting rapidly. Thanks to the benefit of hindsight, we can see where this is going and see how these events are leading to a calamity in just a few years.
History is our collective past as remembered by a long line of storytellers and bits and pieces of decaying artifacts subject to interpretation by scholars, archeologists and academic smartasses ( ok, that’s not a real word but it works for me and they know who they are ) it’s not perfect but it’s what we have. In the hands of a master story teller like Jamie it gets a chance to be heard and argued over and stay the f””k alive for another generation to sort out and make its contribution to our collective story. So good on J and Z. Keep it up. I joined and pitched in the paltry sum I could afford and recommend it to all.
I love how Jamie has focused on dark age history - a time period that normally gets ignored or summarized.
Ignorant and biased host
The host was slammed once by respected Cambridge scholar for advocating counter factual fantasies about British history. It had no effect. He refuses to read even primary, much less secondary, sources. His Anglo Saxon nationalism clouds his treatment of the Vikings, Normans, or anyone else outside the narrow Saxon group. The lack of formal education and scholarship clearly shows in his fantasies about the subject.