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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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The British History Podcast Jamie Jeffers

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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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    343 – By Thorkell’s Beard

    343 – By Thorkell’s Beard

    This is a story of palace intrigue, murder, and atypical alopecia… and it all begins where these things usually do… with a real estate transaction.

    • 22 min
    Bonus Episode: Shrove Tuesday

    Bonus Episode: Shrove Tuesday

    Today is Shrove Tuesday. And if you’re not in Britain, you might be wondering what Shrove Tuesday is, and even if you are British, you might be wondering why you’re celebrating it.

    • 10 min
    342 – King Cnut of Denmark and England

    342 – King Cnut of Denmark and England

    If you have heard of King Cnut, what you probably heard was the story of Cnut and the Tides. The most common version of it goes like this.

    • 29 min
    341 – King Cnut of England

    341 – King Cnut of England

    Cnut made a lot of smart moves in a very short amount of time. He outlawed much of the corruption that had plagued the courts of AEthelred. He scrubbed his new kingdom of the loyalists to Edmund Ironsides. He granted key lands to key followers. Executed the main claimant to the throne, Eadwig. He executed Eadric Streona.

    • 28 min
    340 – A Bit of a Cnut

    340 – A Bit of a Cnut

    When we left off, Cnut had managed to get Eadric to go on the record calling for the execution of the English claimants to the throne… and then Cnut rejected the suggestion, and instead outlawed Eadwig, and exiled the sons of Edmund to Sweden.

    • 32 min
    339 – Cnut the Conqueror

    339 – Cnut the Conqueror

    The fall of the House of Wessex and the rise of Cnut looks like a simple story of conquest. After all, it’s right there in the title. Virtually every book on this era has a chapter called “The Conquest of England.” And for good reason… Cnut /was/ a conqueror.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

michael conroy ,

Great podcast

I have thoroughly enjoyed Jamie’s superb British History podcast. The depth and ease of presentation are the best.

PoorGrunt ,

How I describe it to my friends

This is how I describe the BHP to my friends:

“Imagine a graduate level history course taught by your coolest high school teacher”.

B Sally ,

Truly an enjoyable listening experience

I just started listening in November but I was so impressed I became a member. Episodes are well researched and presented in an entertaining way. It also seems there is a strong emphasis on objectivity, which is a rare find in a world where bias is rampant and the lines between opinion and fact are often blurred. The work involved to present these podcasts is evident and appreciated.

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