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Podcast that tells the story of how a new country and culture emerged from the chaos of the Dark Ages; and the story of the period that laid the foundations of modern England.

Anglo Saxon England Podcast Acast

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    • 4.8, 161 Ratings

Podcast that tells the story of how a new country and culture emerged from the chaos of the Dark Ages; and the story of the period that laid the foundations of modern England.

    21 His Years were full of Glory

    21 His Years were full of Glory

    Athelstan was a dynamic and effective ruler, in war, law, and diplomacy. As a war leader he established at least nominal overlordship of all Britain; his marriage alliances included the greatest of European rulers; and he increased the age of legal responsibility from 12 to 16.
     
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    • 37 min
    20 English Reconquest

    20 English Reconquest

    The story of a brother and a sister - Æthelflæd and Edward, and their bid to reclaim the lands of the Danelaw, the north and east of England being settled by the Danes
     
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    • 38 min
    19 Pillar of the Western People

    19 Pillar of the Western People

    In 892, the vikings returned - and found a very different, much better prepared Wessex waiting for them. Until in 899, Alfred died to be succeeded by his Son, Edward, who would in the end turn the tables on the Vikings.
     
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    • 27 min
    18 Reconstruction and Defence

    18 Reconstruction and Defence

    Alfred had earned Wessex and period of respite, between 878 and 892. In this time, Alfred laid the foundations not just for the defense against renewed invasions, but for the successes of the 10th century.
     
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    • 30 min
    17 Alfred and the Fight for Survival

    17 Alfred and the Fight for Survival

    Between 871 and 878, Wessex came close to extinction, as the Great Heathen Army, the Great Summer Army, and Guthrum the Dane came to conquer.
     
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    • 31 min
    16 The Great Heathen Army

    16 The Great Heathen Army

    Everything changed for Anglo Saxon England in 866; the sons of Ragnar Lothbrok came for conquest, not just treasure and slaves.
     
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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
161 Ratings

161 Ratings

Copernicus2001 ,

The Last Kingdom

I started to watch the "The Last Kingdom" on Netflix and wanted to find out if historical basis for what was portrayed on TV bears out with the historical record. I stubmled across Crowther to my delight. I enjoy how he interjects his wit into the subject matter. I definitely will finish the Anglo Saxon podcast and will look at other content he's created.

@CharoneF ,

Love this show!!!!!! 😻😸😻😸😻😸

Love this show!!!!!! 😻😸😻😸😻😸

sarahfburns ,

Excellent!

David revisits the early years of the history of England in this offshoot podcast. A really good addition to this incredible series. Well worth the listen.

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