355 episodes

This my retelling of the story of England, which is 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.(Note iTunes only displays a list of 300 episodes. There are rather more, which all other podcatchers DO list).
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The History of England David Crowther

    • History
    • 4.8 • 3.7K Ratings

This my retelling of the story of England, which is 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.(Note iTunes only displays a list of 300 episodes. There are rather more, which all other podcatchers DO list).
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    334 Murder!

    334 Murder!

    In 1615, Ralph Winwood interviewed Gervase Elwes, Lieutenant of the Tower about the suspicious death of Thomas Overbury. Gervase spilled his guts. 
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    • 45 min
    333 Addled

    333 Addled

    With Robert Kerr as the royal favourite there were all sorts of intrigues going on at court - and an outrageous love affair. All the while, James' parliament of 1614 was every bit as addled as the court
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    • 47 min
    Kilmartin Glen by Imagine Alba

    Kilmartin Glen by Imagine Alba

    Kilmartin spans 5,000 years with cairns, standing stones, carved rock, stone circles, forts and castles. it is considered to have one of the most important concentrations of Neolithic and Bronze Age remains in Scotland.
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    • 17 min
    332 The Great Contract

    332 The Great Contract

    Salisbury makes a last ditch attempt to resolve the problems of royal income. While the success of Robert Kerr at court signals the arrival of a new royal favourite
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    • 45 min
    331 Captain Pouch

    331 Captain Pouch

    Enclosure has a long history in England from the 15th - 19th century. In 1607 ordinary people resisting the destruction of their livelihoods found a leader - Captain Pouch
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    • 44 min
    330 John Bates' Currants

    330 John Bates' Currants

    Although the case for a Great Britain failed to win many hearts, the dual monarchy ended the history of the Reivers at last. But a seemingly small customs dispute about currants would grow into a sore that would last til the civil war.
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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
3.7K Ratings

3.7K Ratings

kingslynne ,

Thanks David

Halfway through my own journey with the big C. Just wanted to let you know the podcast has been a big part of getting me through. This is far and away the best podcast on English history.

fires1738 ,

A+

Glad you’re feeling better and back to the shedcast! Hoping you’ll do an episode on all the birds we get to hear chirping in the background!

MJXXE ,

Love it

Started listening to this podcast after making about half way through the history of Rome. It’s currently 2021 so I'm definitely late to the party, but I must say that I'm glad I did in fact arrive. Great content with a really nice pace. I think I’m on episode 70 or so, I’ll catch up eventually.

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