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An affectionate meandering though the things that make England the way she is. With Roifield Brown and David Crowther trying to make some sense of it all, though rarely succeeding it might be said. Join us on Facebook, vote, and tell us what you think. 

The Things That Made England David Crowther and Roifield Brown

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    • 4.8, 92 Ratings

An affectionate meandering though the things that make England the way she is. With Roifield Brown and David Crowther trying to make some sense of it all, though rarely succeeding it might be said. Join us on Facebook, vote, and tell us what you think. 

    Public Schools

    Public Schools

    A public school is a fee-charging endowed school originally for older boys which was "public" in the sense of being open to pupils irrespective of locality, denomination or paternal trade or profession. Public schools have had a strong association with the ruling classes
     
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    • 49 min
    Youth Cultures

    Youth Cultures

    Following World War II, there was a baby boom which brought about the birth of a distinct youth culture in England which frequently reinvented itself every few years or so. Young people began to turn away from their parent’s ethics and style of dress to dance to new music, the influence of US culture and post war affluence created the English Teenager but then England made it its own.
     
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Athelstan

    Athelstan

    Athelstan was King of the Anglo-Saxons from 924 to 927 and King of the English from 927 to 939 when he died. He was the son of King Edward the Elder and his first wife, Ecgwynn. Modern historians regard him as the first King of England and one of the greatest Anglo-Saxon kings.
     
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    • 51 min
    The Bank of England

    The Bank of England

    The Bank of England is the central bank of the United Kingdom and the model on which most modern central banks have been based. Established in 1694 to act as the English Government's banker, and still one of the bankers for the Government of the United Kingdom, it is the world's eighth-oldest bank.
     
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    • 50 min
    The Archers

    The Archers

    Roifield and David talk about The Archers a British radio soap opera on BBC Radio 4 which has been broadcast since 1951, having aired over 19,100 episodes, it is the world's longest-running drama.
     
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    • 51 min
    The English Countryside

    The English Countryside

    "The countryside holds a special place at the heart of English life and culture. And although the vast majority of Britons are now urban, the countryside remains for most people in Britain an idyllic place, a place where one can live and relax. At weekends and other moments of free time, Britons love to go to the country. And they do not hesitate to do so, because the English countryside is beautiful, diverse, and often easily accessible from the major cities.


    For many people, the countryside is Britain as it should be - an area full of historic sites, memorials, monuments, protected areas, pretty villages, pubs with tables in the garden – a part of Britain where time seems to have stopped in its tracks. But as towns and cities, even villages, keep growing to cater for England's rapidly growing population, and with England already the most densely-populated country in Europe, the English countryside is shrinking and changing.


    Fortunately, there are still plenty of wonderful places left to see." Taken from https://about-britain.com/tourism/english-countryside.htm
     
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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
92 Ratings

92 Ratings

Fgs0490 ,

David is supreme

Thoroughly entertaining! Although an American, the Ancestry DNA test tells me I am 75% British, so I am embracing my heritage by learning about the things that made England. David’s supreme intelligence and wit completely overshadows the other guy with the strange name. Even though it is a completely unequal match, I highly recommend this podcast.

sweetmoonbeam ,

Excellent

Spectacular show on so many levels. David and Roifield’s wit and intellect belong in The Cabinet, if you ask me. Of all their shows, this is my fav.

BlueBottleGirl ,

If You Love Britain.....

I cannot believe this podcast doesn’t have more people following it than it does. It’s brilliant! It’s so human and kind and knowledgeable and oh so British. It’s my daily fix in a world temporarily gone mad. Thank you boyz!!

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