Detailed
Compact
Art
Reverse
October 13, 2019
The patriarchy, love and marriage, gender roles and huswifery, the daily grind and a bit about food and clothing. It's a smorgasbord. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 6, 2019
The parish was the essential and ever present canvas on which most lives were painted in early modern England. We discuss how it changes, it's harmonies and the context of protest For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 1, 2019
Come and join me and listeners of the history of England to spend 6 days talking about history stuff and touring round some fabulous historical sites. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 22, 2019
The population growth and inflation of the 16th century had different impacts depending on your situation. And the difference was land. Plus we talk about the regions and landscapes of England. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 8, 2019
The start of a suite of 7 episodes about social and economic issues charts the changes in population and how the society it affected described itself. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 25, 2019
1558 was a fateful year for England which would have a fundamental impact on its future. Find out why. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 11, 2019
The return of the King meant demands for the English to enter a war they did not want, and in which none of their interests were really at stake. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 28, 2019
The story of the Marian persecution. And of a Queen's need to have her Prince at her side to help with the alarms and excursions of protestant rebels. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 14, 2019
The plan was that 1555 saw the transformation of England - the birth of an heir for Mary and Philip, the launch of a new Reformation Anglicae to re-invigorate Roman Catholicism in England For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 30, 2019
Once Pole had returned and parliament had re-enacted the heresy legislation after the brief Edwardian holiday, the Marian church could at last exercise the full force of the law against protestants. John Rogers was the first to go. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 16, 2019
When Pole told parliament that he came to build he meant what he said., and would deliver, in part. And join us on Flick Chat https://flickchat.page.link/qUFi2Ss2o8j3fX3k6 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 2, 2019
In 1554, 300 schoolboys of London played out the divisions of their parents on the fields of Finsbury. It was an instructive backdrop to the return of Papal authority in the form of Cardinal Reginald Pole. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 19, 2019
In July 1554 Philip finally landed in England, and all went very well; Mary and Philip were married, and were kind to each other, there was a great pageant of welcome in London. Join us on Flick Chat https://www.flickapp.com/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 5, 2019
Once Wyatt had been dealt with, Gardiner, Renard,Mary - all could see a greater target in their sights. The surely the Lady Elizabeth had been involved, and here was the chance to remove a thorn. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 21, 2019
Mary faced the biggest challenge to her reign in 1554 as the London Trained Bands, the White Coats, joined Wyatt's army of Kent. She responded like a Tudor appealing to her people at the Guildhall. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 7, 2019
In 1553, Mary's real religious policy become clear. More worrying for many was the announcement of her choice of husband Philip of Spain. Some blokes met in a pub to figure out how they could stop that happening. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 17, 2019
After Mary rode into London in August 1553, Thomas Cranmer must have known he would be in the firing line - and yet at first nothing happened. And it was his own defiance that caused the queen to take action. This is story of Cranmer's defiance. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 10, 2019
Mary was well aware that it was critical for her to establish her right and authority as equal to that of any king; and she consciously pursued that aim. Which did not stop people worrying about her choice of husband. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 3, 2019
After her brave and audacious rebellion, Mary became Queen in 1553. Historians have not been kind to Mary for many centuries. What have they been saying? What are they saying now? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 16, 2018
After Mary's victory, Jane Grey was imprisoned comfortably in the Tower, and spent her time studying - and had a reasonable expectation of long, if a little dull, life. Until in 1554 Thomas Wyatt and her father Henry Grey, raised rebellion. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 9, 2018
The game played out, the Mary entered London and the Duke was to die. But Northumberland had one more surprise to spring For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 8, 2018
Whether Jane and Guildford understood the commotion in the city outside the Tower we do not know, but it was the duty of her father, the Duke of Suffolk, to break the news For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 7, 2018
Around the 14th July a ship called the Greyhound sailed into Orwell Haven. Its captain was in gaol in Lowestoft, its crew had smashed open the cash box. Meeting with Sir Henry Jermingham may well have changed the course of history. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 6, 2018
Northumberland made good speed towards East Anglia and Mary, and his army swelled with troops and artillery. But in London, the mood was ugly, and Mary was having some success too. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 5, 2018
Mary's letter of 10th July brought home an uncomfortable truth that Northumberland had expected to avoid - that Jane must fight for her crown. If an army could be found For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 4, 2018
Mary had a decision to make - submit, fight or flee. She took the decision with her household - and they raised the rafters with their cheers. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 3, 2018
On the morning of 9th July 1553 the 16 year old Jane was walking in the Grey manor at Chelsea in blissful ignorance. Then the Duke of Northumberland's daughter, Mary Sidney, came to call For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 2, 2018
The life of Lady Jane Grey to 1553, and the fate of Edward VI is settled as the vultures gather. The first in our series on the succession crisis of 1553. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 25, 2018
Edward VI's 'Devise for the Succession' would plunge England into turmoil. Was it his own work, or was it the work of a manipulative and power hungry Northumberland? Here's what happened. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 18, 2018
John Dudley, as Duke of Northumberland for a while dominated the King's Council - and was a man with the imagination to change the rules. And the Edwardian Reformation continued, step by step, to transform religious practice.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 4, 2018
In 1550 Edward's views on reformation began to harden - and brought him into conflict with his sister. Under pressure from King and Council, Mary decided that she must flee the country for the safety of the firmly Catholic Empire For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 30, 2018
Somerset came away from the Commotion Time with a wobbly reputation. Could he survive politically ? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 14, 2018
1549 was a year of upheaval which led to rebellions which offer a fascinating window into English society. It also saw the publication of the Book of Common Prayer, Cranmer's masterpiece which would form the bedrock of the English church for centuries For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 7, 2018
Somerset was an effective soldier, and as uncle to the king he seemed like an ideal choice as Protector. Would he prove an effective political? Good Duke, Bad Duke or just Duke? Over the next few episodes, we'll find out. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 16, 2018
Within week, Edward Seymour was safely ensconced on the seat of power. But brother Thomas was not impressed, and would involve three women - Catherine Parr, Princess Elizabeth and Jane Grey in his attempt to gain power and influence For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 9, 2018
Poor Edward's reign tends to be ignored, sandwiched as it is. This week we pay it proper respect - what has history had to say of the lad, what were the controversies of his reign and the players that trod its boards? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 2, 2018
By 1600, the Spain and her Empire was acknowledged as the richest and most powerful state in Europe. the hardworking Phillip II worked into the night deep in his massive palace of El Escorial to keep the wheels turning. But by his death in 1598, the seeds of her fall were already apparent. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 19, 2018
Our survey of 16th century Europe moves on to the growth of the Ottoman Empire under Suleyman, and the chaos of the French religious wars. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 12, 2018
How the rise of Calvinism, the Catholic Reformation and the peace of Augsberg combined with attitudes towards heresy to divide Europe along harsher, confessional lines. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 22, 2018
Alternative views of the Big Man presented in this week's megasode and your chance to vote and be entered into the prize draw for coins kindly donated by Halls Hammered Coins. Thank you Simon.Here's the link to the episode on the website https://thehistoryofengland.co.uk/2018/07/19/252-henry-viii-judgement-day/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 24, 2018
In 1546, Gardiner and the religious conservatives moved their sights from Cranmer, to the new darling of the evangelical cause - the Queen. Getting evidence from Anne Askew was the key - and they would stop at nothing to get it. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 3, 2018
In 1545 the struggle between conservative and evangelical, between mumpsimus and sumpsimus grew more intense as Catherine Parr's household shed an evangelical light over the court. And into this situation came a noblewoman from Lincolnshire, Anne Askew. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 27, 2018
It's time for a naval encounter, marked by the sinking of the Mary Rose, and then we set the scene for the cut-throat politics of the last years with Richard Rich, Thomas Wriothesley and William Paget. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 20, 2018
In 1544 Henry traveled to France and hauled himself into the saddle for his last chance to emulate Henry V. A little like his predecessor, he was also investing in a royal navy; and this time, it's an investment that would last. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 29, 2018
The arrival of Catherine Parr (and family) and preparations for war in France. And rather a lot of digressions. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 22, 2018
In 1542, Henry's sought war with France; but before that, he must make sure his northern borders were safe. So began the Rough Wooing, as Henry sought to bring a Pro-English part to power in Scotland, and then bully her into a marriage alliance. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 15, 2018
In 1543 religious conservatives were in the ascendant, dominated the aristocratic Privy Council and a wave of prosecutions for heresy followed. When some of Archbishop Cranmer's own parishioners of Kent sought to discredit him Gardiner saw an opportunity to bring him down. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 1, 2018
Catherine had made a decent start of being queen. And it was really in no body's interest to reveal her old life. But dangers and memories were all around - as were temptations For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 25, 2018
In 1540 a new member at court, Catherine Howard, caught the eye of a king struggling with his marriage to Anne. By July Anne was gone and Catherine had embarked on her new career as queen of England. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 18, 2018
Anne arrived in England to be greeted by 6 burly disguised middle aged men. 1540 was a year neither Anne of Cleves nor Thomas Cromwell were to remember - with affection in one case, or at all in another. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 11, 2018
Henry's attitude to illness, and possible medical explanations for his character and events of his realm. And a negotiation starts for a new wife. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 25, 2018
The 1530's saw radical changes in both Ireland and Wales, following Cromwell's same policy as applied to the northern borders. The outcomes though, were to be very different. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 11, 2018
Henry wanted a different relationship with his nobility - a service, court based nobility. Royal power meanwhile must be extended and enhanced. Today we look at Tudor lordship and royal power in the north of England. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 4, 2018
In 1539, Henry became convinced that religious reform was going too far. Cromwell and Cranmer failed to see the signs and during the 1539 the act of Six Articles shocked evangelists. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 21, 2018
At the start of 1538, the end of monasticism was widely predicted, and by 1540 the larger monasteries were all gone. Along with an assault on the veneration of relics and saints, the traditional practice of religion was deeply affected. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 14, 2018
In 1537 and 1538 the doctrinal debate intensified with the Evangelical cause appeared to advance step by step. Cromwell discredited the monastic movement by attacking the veneration of relics.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 7, 2018
By December 1536 there were 50,000 rebels camped around Pontefract Castle while inside their leader Robert Aske composed a petition of 24 articles, to re-instate traditional religion and the Pope. No royal army of any size stood between them and London. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 17, 2017
It is not true to say that Henry died a Catholic without the Pope. The 1530's were a time of increasing doctrinal confusion which together with the attack on monasticism brought forth a bellow of distress. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 10, 2017
With Anne's death the traditionalists breathed a heavy sign of relief. now all the bad stuff would stop - evangelical reform would be reversed, Mary would be re-instated. They had a shock coming. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 3, 2017
From the mid 1520s, the church authorities began to face a more serious challenge from evangelicals like Thomas Bilney and Hugh Latimer. And in 1526 and 1534, Tyndale's New Testament in English transformed the situation For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 29, 2017
Some of the arguments about Anne Boleyn's life and career, to help you make you make your choice and vote on the History of England Facebook page http://bit.ly/THoEFBpage before 19th November. 4 Prizes to be won! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 22, 2017
On May Day 1536 at Greenwich, Anne and Henry could put their worries aside. Everything was well with the world as they watched the joust. Then Henry left suddenly and was seen arguing with Henry Norris. Find out what happened next. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 15, 2017
We discuss what we know about Anne as Queen consort, and chart the progress of the break with a thousand years of tradition in the declaration of royal supremacy. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 8, 2017
The start of 4 weeks of fun, debate, voting and prizes as we consider the life of Anne Boleyn and decide whether Catherine was being fair in describing Anne as the Scandal of Christendom. This week a summary of the life of Anne to 1532. You can find out more here http://bit.ly/ABDebate For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 1, 2017
After Wolsey's fall was a period of stalemate; but between 1529 and 1532, Henry's thoughts crystalised, Anne became to be openly at his side - and a new weapon joined the king - the exocet that was Thomas Cromwell. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 24, 2017
In 1529 the campaign for the King's great matter, his divorce came to a climax. Wolsey persuaded the Pope to allow a court to be held in England under Cardinals Campeggio and Wolsey. On its success or failure would rest Wolsey's own future. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 17, 2017
The king's Great Matter as it was to be called, outraged and divided Christendom, and has been dividing us ever since. What motivated it? Who was responsible? The debate starts here. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 10, 2017
In 1520 the Pope threatened an obscure Augustinian monk with excommunication. Why ? What happened next? And how did the English react? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 3, 2017
The traditional story of the English Reformation has been of a rotten, moribund, venal church, just waiting to be toppled by reformers, the pyre ignited by Luther's teachings. But was the late medieval church really in such a rotten state? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 20, 2017
The diplomacy of the early 1520s culminated at Pavia, with the ruin of French hopes - and also English as Hapsburg for a while reigned supreme. Domestic politics saw Wolsey discredited for the first time, and the Boleyns arrive at court. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 13, 2017
Henry had shown a hint of the man he would become in 1510 by the execution of Empson and Dudley. In 1521, the Duke of Buckingham was in his sights, as Europe's Universal Peace sank beneath the waves. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 30, 2017
It is in the reign of Henry VIII that we first hear of the 'masque' - entertainment that drew from Mummers, Mystery plays, and 'disguisings'. We talk about Anne and Mary Boleyn's education - and Shakespeare and the word 'bump' For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 23, 2017
Enter Thomas Boleyn, courtier, and the realities of being a courtier. And the field of the cloth of Gold; Henry and Wolsey's mission to uphold the treaty of universal peace. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 2, 2017
Wolsey had tried war with France, they'd tried war by proxy, they'd tried peace. In 1518 the most remarkable of their plans - the Treaty of Universal peace where 20 states guaranteed the peace of Europe. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 25, 2017
Being made a Cardinal in 1515 gave Wolsey the perfect opportunity to give the vainglorious side of his nature full reign. He made full use of it. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
June 11, 2017
The story of a love affair - probably. In 1514 Henry married off his 18 year old sister to the gouty, siphilitic, toothless 50+ year old Louis and sent her to France., She came back a year later married to someone else entirely For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 28, 2017
In 1513 there were two English victories. One of them would have a profound effect on English history. The other one was mainly a mad dash in pursuit of a bunch of cavalry eager to escape. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 21, 2017
The path of Renaissance diplomacy was both torturous and without scruple; as Henry finds out as he thirsts for glory. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 14, 2017
Historians have identified the 16th and 17th centuries as a time of revolutionary change in Europe, driven by military technology. We talk a bit about that, and about the personalities Henry VIII was up against. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 30, 2017
Henry VIII was released by this accession to the courtly, chivalric life of the hunt, and masque, and tournaments. In this he was encouraged by by Council - while his father's 'peace party' got on with the business of ruling. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 16, 2017
The accession of Henry VIII was greeted with a huge sigh of relief and great enthusiasm. His court was to change immediately, and politics for ever. Although the Book of the Courtier would not appear until 1528, it could have been written for the Tudor court to explain how to win the favour of the Prince. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 2, 2017
How Henry has been assessed by historians through the ages, and the controversies of his reign. And assessments of the man himself. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 26, 2017
Through the 15th century, Portugal explored the African coast in search of the Indies and the fabulous wealth of the trading networks with the East - such as those of Mansa Musa from Timbuktu. Until the great expeditions of Columbus and Da Gama led to the opening of contact with the Americas and Asia. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 19, 2017
What happened when Henry was gone. And the report card - was Henry an incompetent tyrant, a fun loving saviour of England's future - or something in between? Should we listen to Francis Bacon or to Henry himself? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 5, 2017
While the young prince Henry built a group of aristocratic companions and longed desperately for the joust, his father drove his hatchet men Dudley and Empson ever further into the dark world of extortion and oppression. But in 1509, Henry fell ill again. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 26, 2017
Henry had found two hatchet men to replace Reginald Bray - Richard Empson and Edmund Dudley. They spread their tentacles and contacts through London and England, and used the Council Learned to drive their master's policy to extort every possible fee 'to the king's advantage'. And did pretty well for themselves too. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 19, 2017
In the early 1500's Henry VII saw many of his closest confidentes and supporters die. Catherine of Aragon was to be one of those who suffered as a result. He also built the rather magnificent palace at Sheen, renaming it Richmond; not knowing that in a few years, it would be the place of his death. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 5, 2017
Henry made changes to the English court, administration and legal system. He increased the health of royal finances, and tried to make the justice system work better, based around the JP. But many of his actions would be seen as setting a path to tyranny and avarice later in the reign For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 22, 2017
After negotiations that would win prizes, it was finally time for Henry VII and Queen Elizabeth's pride and joy Prince Arthur to marry the Spanish Princess, Catherine of Aragon. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 8, 2017
The travels of Perkin Warbeck take him to Scotland, marriage and war; which leads to taxes, which leads to rebellion. T'was ever thus. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 25, 2016
Ireland in 1495 was almost 3 societies living side by side. We take a trip to Ireland, hear about the Great Earl, and the law that became known as Poyning's law. Plus, Perkin arrives - will Ireland welcome him as it did Lambert? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 11, 2016
The appearance of a new pretender - Perkin Warbeck in Ireland was to distort Henry VII's domestic and foreign policy for the rest of the 1490's. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 27, 2016
Henry VII's ambitions were to rule in the French style - to better control and increase his income. He gathered around him bureaucrats - new men he could trust and who depended on him rather than the nobility of the court. We also start the story of printing. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 13, 2016
In 1485 and 1486 Henry established the foundations of his reign through parliament, and established his household. The relationship between his wife and his mother would always be a matter of some debate. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 30, 2016
The personality of Henry VII, the story he created of himself, and how history has treated his reputation. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 16, 2016
England in 1485 was at once a deeply traditional medieval society - and yet poised at the edge of change - economic, social, religious and political For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 25, 2016
15th Century European kingdoms were wracked by internal division as well as international war. By the end of the century, Rome was no more, Christendom was increasingly disunited and new monarchies were on the way. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 18, 2016
1485 was not the end of the Wars of the Roses; the fear of dynastic strife lasts well into Henry VIII's reign. But we draw a close at the battle of Stoke, and ask what the Wars changed - if anything. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 4, 2016
In 1483, the gates of the Tower of London closed on two innocent and defenceless boys; one, Edward, captured and the other Richard, given up by his mother. As far as we know, neither of were seen outside the walls again. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 28, 2016
At last in 1485 Richard got to meet his challenger in person at the Battle of Bosworth - a meeting he needed every bit as much as Henry Tudor. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Loading earlier episodes...
    15
    15
      0:00:00 / 0:00:00