This is the story of how a new country and culture emerged from the chaos of the Dark Ages; and the story of the period that laid the foundations of modern England. Now forms the first 21 episodes of The History of England See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Do the Anglo-Saxons still have relevance? Do they really matter? I’d like to posit that they do, and in this podcast, we'll be hearing directly from the Anglo-Saxons themselves in order to better understand who these people were and how they viewed the world around them. Join me, as we read from Bede's Ecclesiastical History, Alfred's Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, Beowulf, and more.
An audio book series following the fates of three young warriors. The 9th Century is growing old and the great Pagan host of the Vikings has conquered the Saxon lands. All except for the final kingdom: Wessex. In the fight that follows, who will emerge with their life, and who's cause will be just? A new episode will be released on 10.10.16
In today's episode, find yourself transported to the hall of Heorot, as we read from J.R.R. Tolkien's translation of the most famous Anglo-Saxon work of literature.بقلم D. C. C. Randell
In today's episode, we're looking at Anglo-Saxon poetry, and, we'll head to the mead hall to hear 3 popular Anglo-Saxon literary works read aloud.بقلم D. C. C. Randell
Hi guys! We're back! Sorry for the hiatus. Today we hear from Asser and the Chronicle on the life of King Alfred and all the stuff that made him "Great". Hope you enjoy!بقلم D. C. C. Randell
Sorry for the late episode. From now on, I think I'll be doing these bi-weekly. Today we talk about the Chronicle's first record of Vikings and Asser's Life of Alfred!بقلم D. C. C. Randell
Today we hear from Bede about the conversion of King Edwin of Northumbria. King Edwin was the son-in-law of King Ethelbert of Kent, and attributed with the conversion of Northumbria & East Anglia.بقلم D. C. C. Randell
Today we're talking about Augustine and the mission that saw the first conversion to Christianity among the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms!بقلم D. C. C. Randell
In today's episode, we're reading from Bede's History as well as Alfred's Anglo-Saxon Chronicle to hear about how the Anglo-Saxons first came to live in Britain. Join us!بقلم D. C. C. Randell
In this episode, we read Bede's account of St. Alban, and talk about who Alban was, and why Bede included this tale in his History.بقلم theanglosaxonpodcast
Hello and welcome to The Anglo-Saxons: In Their Own Words. In today’s episode, we’re going to be starting at the very beginning, with Bede and his Historia.بقلم theanglosaxonpodcast
Hello and welcome to The Anglo-Saxons: In Their Own Words. In this podcast, we'll be learning about the Anglo-Saxons not from textbooks and academic articles, but from the Anglo-Saxons themselves.بقلم theanglosaxonpodcast
Athelstan was a dynamic and effective ruler, in war, law, and diplomacy. As a war leader he established at least nominal overlordship of all Britain; his marriage alliances included the greatest of European rulers; and he increased the age of legal responsibility from 12 to 16. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
The story of a brother and a sister - Æthelflæd and Edward, and their bid to reclaim the lands of the Danelaw, the north and east of England being settled by the Danes See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In 892, the vikings returned - and found a very different, much better prepared Wessex waiting for them. Until in 899, Alfred died to be succeeded by his Son, Edward, who would in the end turn the tables on the Vikings. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Alfred had earned Wessex and period of respite, between 878 and 892. In this time, Alfred laid the foundations not just for the defense against renewed invasions, but for the successes of the 10th century. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Between 871 and 878, Wessex came close to extinction, as the Great Heathen Army, the Great Summer Army, and Guthrum the Dane came to conquer. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Everything changed for Anglo Saxon England in 866; the sons of Ragnar Lothbrok came for conquest, not just treasure and slaves. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Æthelwolf hasn't always had the best press. None the less he laid the basis of an effective and well organised state centred on the traditional heartlands of Wessex, and one better placed to meet the Viking threat than other kingdoms. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.بقلم David Crowther
Below the abbey at St Albans, Ealhswith discovers a secret that will lead to pain and blood.بقلم Kari Originals
This week's installment in the History of England is about the Pirates of the north that changed the course of England's history - the Vikings. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.بقلم David Crowther
One character's story has yet to begin. Ealhswith's first chapter will be released on 24.10.16. Listen to the trailer to learn a little about the threat she faces.بقلم Kari Originals
Whilst Hjalmar rests with his friends, their fate is sealed when the Lord Ivar gives them his commands.بقلم Kari Originals
The death of Offa & his son led to the bloodletting normal when the succession was a bun fight. But this time round, it would have longer term consequences for the balance of power. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.بقلم David Crowther
A sneak preview of a true villain.بقلم Kari Originals
The king of Wessex lies dying in his bed, but he has one last surprise for his younger brother, Alfred.بقلم Kari Originals
After Wulfhere, Aethelred and Aethelbald laid the foundations, a prince from the Hwicce, Offa, took Mercia to its greatest achievements. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.بقلم David Crowther
Pretty much a century in just one, fun-filled episode - 650 ish to 750 is. It's Mercia's turn - an increasingly integrated Mercia, growing in power. With yer Wulfhere's and Æthelbalds, Mercia's hegemony was held back only by Ine of Wessex and Wihtred of Kent. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
Towns had simply disappeared along with the post Roman economy by 500. But slowly by 600 there's tiny shoots of recovery discernible - so we talk about towns. And we have a hack at something a little tiny bit more literary, and talk of Continental Missionaries. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
At the start of the 7th century England was a basically pagan country; by the end of it it was officially at least Christian. While no doubt many pagans still held on, Whitred of Kent's laws began to embed Christianity into the fabric of English kingdoms. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
Through much of the 7th Century, Penda increased the power and influence of the Mercians. He built his kingdom as a traditional warrior, tribal leader - defeating the Northumbrians, and East Anglians, raiding and gathering treasure, rewarding his followers; spreading his influence by marriage, exercising control by influence where he could, by forc…
7th Century England was inherently unstable, populated by a patchwork of communities, petty kingdoms successful and less so. Into this pagan mix also comes the lure of Christianity again. Meanwhile, in central England a pagan warrior called Penda became king, probably in 626. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
It's difficult to know how much to believe of the stories relayed in the Anglo Saxon Chronicle about the formation of the early kingdoms - do they simply reflect the history they wished they'd had? Plus, was Arthur a legend or reality? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
What kind of society had arrived in Roman Britain? How how did societies and communities form and become the kingdoms before the days of the Heptarchy. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The traditional story of the arrival of the Anglo Saxons is one of death and destruction, and the catastrophic and complete replacement of a British population by a new Germanic race within a generation. But there are other theories too - much more peaceful, much more gradual. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…