429 episodes

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

    • History
    • 4.6 • 4.8K Ratings

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 Night is Dark and Full of Terrors

    The Night is Dark and Full of Terrors

    Chaos.



    The orderly rhythm of attacks… and the steady wall of the war hedge had dissolved, and it was replaced by a raging melee.

    • 24 min
    To Kill a Legend

    To Kill a Legend

    Here is how you probably heard the story of the Battle of Hastings. William the Conqueror boarded a ship, won a battle at Hastings, and was crowned King.



    Kingdom. Conqueror. Conquered.

    • 32 min
    Godwinson's Revenge

    Godwinson's Revenge

    The Battle of Hastings had been brutal - even for the Normans. The invading army had suffered terrible losses.

    • 44 min
    Rearranging the Deck chairs on HMS England

    Rearranging the Deck chairs on HMS England

    It was autumn of 1066 and after weeks of deliberation, political wrangling, and arguing the English nobility had finally selected their next King.



    This may seem like a long time, considering there was a whole invasion happening at the time. And it was. But, to be fair, the politics were very confusing.

    • 46 min
    King William I of England

    King William I of England

    Duke William was experienced at wielding terror. Whether he was at home or on campaign, William often employed terror tactics. The people of France were well aware of this, and now the English were learning his skill first hand.

    • 54 min
    William: The Devil Inside

    William: The Devil Inside

    It was Christmas Day of 1066 and England was crowning its new King.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
4.8K Ratings

4.8K Ratings

Release-the-Kraken ,

History reinterpreted through a modern lens

This podcast presents highly-researched material in a lively, irreverent fashion. As with all retelling of history, one must make accommodation for interpreter bias, whether in primary sources or current times. If you’re not too put off by occasional rude humor and “woke” revisionism, here is excellently-told British history reinterpreted through a modern lens.

Susan Marion ,

TheBritish History Podcast is

My favorite podcast. Jamie shares the conundrums of historical resources. Drawing his own conclusions he makes historical figures into humans by including their foibles. The short bits of contemporary music and other sound effects connecting people and events are a pleasure. I think I’m learning something too.

LAS13214 ,

Eye opener

I think the podcast has really shone in its illumination of the Anglo Saxon period and reframing the Norman conquest. I hope Jamie can find the time to record podcasts more regularly.

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