300 episodes

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The History of England David Crowther

    • History
    • 4.8, 2.9K Ratings

Please note that because iTunes limits the number of episodes displayed to 300, to start at the beginning of my retelling of the story of England, you need to SUBSCRIBE. You'll then find a regular, chronological podcast, starting from from the end of Roman Britain. I’m a bloke in a shed, but I make sure this is good, properly prepared history, and then fill it with my enthusiasm. You’ll find the great events and people for sure – but also some of the byways, of how people lived, their language, and the forces that shaped their lives and destinies.

    290 The Religious Settlement

    290 The Religious Settlement

    Elizabeth's England was awash with expectation - from Mary's bishops demanding that no change be made to Mary's church, to a wave of Protestant Marian exiles returning with visions of Geneva. How to avoid a religious warlike that soon to engulf France?
     
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    • 35 min
    289 Elizabeth Regina

    289 Elizabeth Regina

    A game of 2 halves this week; the major themes of Elizabeth's reign and then the Funeral of Mary and Elizabeth's coronation . Ooh, and the appointment of Cecil as the Queen's Secretary.
     
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    • 38 min
    288 Elizabeth I and the Historians

    288 Elizabeth I and the Historians

    Elizabeth's reputation has been broadly positive except for Catholic historians, established by the man pictured, William Camden (1551-1623) though sometimes rather cold and unsympathetic. More recently the debate has questioned her level of control.
     
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    • 26 min
    287 Enter Good Queen Bess

    287 Enter Good Queen Bess

    In January 1559, Elizabeth finally entered London, and on the day of her coronation, she processed through London. Elizabeth's personality turned the event into a more than just a spectacle - it became a conversation.
     
     
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    • 22 min
    286 Sex and the Reformation of Manners

    286 Sex and the Reformation of Manners

    What concerned society about sexual behaviour and why ? How did they intervene in the way people lived their lives; what did you have to do to be whipped at four corners of the churchyard? And what impact did the Reformation have.
     
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    • 46 min
    285 Reformation of Manners

    285 Reformation of Manners

    How far did parish life change in the 16th century, and how far was the Reformation responsible? What did 16th century folk enjoy themselves, and how did that change over the century?
     
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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.9K Ratings

2.9K Ratings

Emma_SF ,

An absolute delight

David Crowther is great fun to listen to, and seems to be very credible and unbiased (or, at least, aware of his own biases and willing to admit them if necessary) and brings history to life with his thoroughly-researched podcast that brings a heavy dose of whimsy to England’s bloody history. Highly, highly recommended.

bronsto ,

David C.

The best. Smart, funny, informative and as history always is - relevant for understanding and appreciating the world we live in

kristen_0725 ,

Favorite Podcast

I’m an American who loves English history. David is the man. He’s hilarious and charming. Love, love, love him. Thanks David for all the hard work you’ve put into this podcast. I’ve learned so much from you and I’ve been thoroughly entertained in the process. I’m so happy every time a new episode drops. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Take care and God bless.

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