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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Bonus Episode from the Archive: The Poet’s Curse
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369 – Move or You Will Be Moved: Part 4
When you come at the King, you best not miss… and now the Godwins had the King of France and the Holy Roman Emperor acting as their surrogates while they were constructing no less than two invasion fleets just off of two separate English coasts … which means Edward probably realized he had went at the real King and missed.
368 – Move or You Will Be Moved: Part 3
This poem about Godwin and his children is found, not in the Chronicle, nor in a document dedicated to Godwin… but in the Vita AEdwardi… the Life of King Edward.
367 – Move, or You Will Be Moved Part 2
Swegn Godwinson was exiled….again. Only this time it was for life. As that judgment came down, the Godwins must have realized they had been maneuvered into blind dependence on the King’s mercy.
366 – Move, or You Will Be Moved: Part 1
The summer of 1051 must have felt like some sort of nightmare.
A French aristocrat rode into Dover, picked a fight and then slaughtered the townsfolk. And that man’s cousin, the King of England, told the townsfolk’s lord (Earl Godwin of Wessex) to go back and finish the job...by butchering his own people on behalf of that French aristocrat.
This is the greatest thing to happen to history podcasts since Mike Duncan's History of Rome.