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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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    354 – The West, after Cnut

    354 – The West, after Cnut

    The death of Cnut and the fall of his near-Empire would obviously have impacts on his own dynasty. But while Harold was trying to secure England, Emma was trying to regain power, and poor Edward was trying to stay out of the whole mess, the political tsunami was roaring over the shores of the Irish Sea.

    • 33 min
    353 – Mother of the Year

    353 – Mother of the Year

    The Medieval chronicler, Adam of Bremen, was writing at around this point in history and among the many things he tells us he also includes how Cnut planned his almost empire. And Adam tells us that Cnut intended Sweyn to rule Norway, Harthacnut to rule Denmark, and Harold Harefoot to rule England.

    • 31 min
    352 – Chaos

    352 – Chaos

    It was November 11 of 1035 and King Cnut was dead. He was buried at Winchester Cathedral.



    Cnut, and likely the Court, seemed to anticipate his death. Possibly because he had been ill for some time. But the ruling classes of Europe were still completely unprepared for the chaos that followed.

    • 20 min
    351 – Collapse

    351 – Collapse

    I wonder if Cnut could see what was coming. All the signs were in front of him. Everything was starting to line up. But was he actually putting it together?

    • 27 min
    350 – A Tough Cnut to Crack

    350 – A Tough Cnut to Crack

    We have another mystery on our hands. We have a missing year. And I don’t think it was because nothing was happening.

    • 23 min
    349 – AElfgifu’s Tale

    349 – AElfgifu’s Tale

    Successful Kings don’t rule alone. This is especially true for Kings with as much going on as Cnut.



    And one of Cnut’s most influential right-hand men was actually his Queen. And Emma was more than just an advisor. She was wielding considerable power in her own right, power that likely expanded every time Cnut journeyed out of England.



    But Queen Emma wasn’t Cnut’s only wife.

    • 22 min

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