The History of England

The History of England

326 King of Scots

By the time James VI came to England in 1603, he had 26 years experience of kingship, and had...

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325 James and the Historians

History has treated James roughly – helped by a 17th century hatchet job. But over the last...

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324a The 30 Years War with Zack Twambley

Zack is the author of for God and the Devil, and we discuss the highlights and numerous lowlights...

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324 Europe XII Colonisation and War

The early 17th century saw the emergence of the Dutch Republic as a new colonial power, and the...

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323 Europe XII Absolutely Nations

Hobbes argued that only an all powerful ruler could do what was required to protect the...

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322Europe XII Religion & Science

In the first of three episodes on Europe 1600-1650, we talk about religion, scientific...

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321a The Bagpipes of Freedom by Mike Corradi

A tale of an unlikely British hero in 1945 from Mike Corradi of A History of Italy...

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Untitled Episode Fin de Siecle

The final years of Elizabeth's reign inevitably have the sense of the end of an era; she...

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320 Justice and the State

Crime in England saw a sharp growth between the 1580s and 1640s; and the hand of justice lay...

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319 Dearth and Discord

The last 15-20 years of Elizabeth's reign have been described as the Golden Age. It's a...

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318a The Prehistory of British Broadcasting by Paul Kerensa

Paul Kerensa of the British Broadcasting Century podcast gives an engaging and brisk march...

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318 The Nine Years' War

In Ulster near the end of the 16th century, it appeared that Elizabeth could reply at least on...

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317 Well Worth a Mass

Henry IV of France, regarded as one of France's greatest leaders, looks for way to bring peace...

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316 The Valois Extinguished

The defeat of the Armada feels in retrospect like a watershed in Elizabeth's reign; many of her...

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315b The Tilbury Speech in Film, with Sean Lang

Elizabeth has been a favourite subject for film makers; but the way her famous Tilbury Speech has...

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315a The Trafalgar Way by Adam Preston

After the battle of Trafalgar, the news needed to be brought to London as fast as possible. This...

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315 God Breathed

As the Armada sailed serenely up the Channel, the English tried desperately to make some...

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314 Drake goes Bowling

The Great Armada was do to sail in 1587; but Elizabeth had other ideas. By in May 1588 the Duke...

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313 England is Ours

From a desk in a small suite of rooms in El Escorial Philip II ran a vast colonial empire. With...

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312 My Heart is my Own

By the mid 1580\'s Mary was at her wits\' end - feeling betrayed by her son, 18 years of...

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