The British History Podcast

by Jamie Jeffers
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. Apple is restricting my feed, so to access all episodes you have to click subscribe and then download them within your app.

The Uprising

News of the victory at York spread fast, and people everywhere were finding their courage.

The D

It was Fall of 1069, and the Danes were coming.

Dispatches from Hoth

Let it go, let it go.

The B Word

The Godwinsons are back in England. Harold’s sons, along with a fleet of 64 Irish ships loaded down with fighters, have just hit the shores. And it seems like they were students of history, because they were taking up the traditional family business.

Tell it to St. Peter

Things in the North were dire. This was a problem, because as Orderic tells us, this wasn’t just a minor local revolt. This was intended to be much bigger.

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The F Word

They appeared as if from nowhere. A great force of men and horses… armed to the teeth… charging towards the city of York. Where the fuck did this army come from? And who was that in the back? Was… was that William the Bastard? He was supposed to still be in Normandy.

The First Sparks

Earl Robert lay dead at Durham. Along with 700 of his men. At least. The Chronicle bumps the numbers up a bit, claiming Earl Robert had died 900 of his soldiers at Durham. Either way, that’s a lot of dead Normans.


Happy New Year! It was 1069… nice… and as the new year dawned…things in England were getting a bit weird.

Robbing the Hood

I feel for the English commoners in the late 1060’s. They had nothing to do with the arrival of the Normans… everything they suffered was the result of the actions of the nobles. Exclusively.