299 episodes

A regular podcast telling the story of England with warmth and enthusiasm. The story of the great names and the events that made England the mosaic it is today; the daily lives of the people who made it so. We take a chronological approach, from the end of Roman Britain, all the way through to the present day – when we get there! Along the way we follow the major highways of history, and some of the side roads too – what it was like to live in the Middle Ages, why the difference between Ale and Beer affected people’s lives, how the English language developed and loads more! Plus there’s a handy website – with biographies, maps (must have maps), articles and, well, just bags of stuff.

The History of England David Crowther

    • History
    • 4.8, 2.3K Ratings

A regular podcast telling the story of England with warmth and enthusiasm. The story of the great names and the events that made England the mosaic it is today; the daily lives of the people who made it so. We take a chronological approach, from the end of Roman Britain, all the way through to the present day – when we get there! Along the way we follow the major highways of history, and some of the side roads too – what it was like to live in the Middle Ages, why the difference between Ale and Beer affected people’s lives, how the English language developed and loads more! Plus there’s a handy website – with biographies, maps (must have maps), articles and, well, just bags of stuff.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.3K Ratings

2.3K Ratings

Bexxx2112 ,

Great and orginal history podcast

I started listening to this podcast about 6 weeks ago. The fact that I am currently on Episode 185 gives you an idea of how much I am enjoying this podcast.

David Crowther's delivery is very orginal for a history podcast. The amount of wit and humor he weaves in very impressive - to the point that I find myself openly laughing quite often. This humor prevents the podcast from being boing and dry like others. The history is very rapid fire, and it is sometimes difficult to keep all the names and places straight. However, the companion website which has loads of information and maps helps greatly - although it is difficult if you only listen to the podcast when driving, as I do. He also does not shy away from skimping on details of events that probably everyone in Britian knows like the back of their hand, and assumes correctly that folks like us Americans know very little or are completely in the dark on most of these events.

The podcast is almost fully scripted, however, you do not get the sense that he is simply reading of a script as with other podcasts. My minor complant is I do wish he would sometimes maybe go off script which gives the listener a better personal understanding of the reader (a.k.a like a Dan Carlin). Also, some of the humor seems to take away from the gravity, horrors and importance of some of the topics - however, I would much rather have the levity than not.

Summary - this is a great podcast, and I am spoiled that I am able to listen to 4-5 "new" episodes every day during my 1-1/2 hour commute - it makes the time speed by, and I am going to miss this when I am caught up with all episodes. Keep up the good work.

zibbidydoo ,

Love this podcast!

You have tied everything I’ve wanted to see/hear in a timeline. I am ecstatic that I have found your lovely podcast. I also enjoy your wit. Thank you so much for making this podcast. NM US

Shame eater ,

Best history podcast period

My spouse and I listen religiously.

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