Why, I hear you ask, should I become a History of England Member (you can sign up at the bottom of this page)? Well firstly because you will get fantastic extra podcast content from the History of England shed. Every month, the Members-only feed gives you 2-3  episodes worth of podcasts, in the region of one and half hours of new listening time each month. And of course when you sign up you will immediately get access to the entire back catalogue as well. There’ll be no advertising on Shedcasts you might be pleased to know! You can download it to most Apple and Android apps, and listen to it just like to listen to the freebies, though on a separate feed.

We are well into History of Scotland; at time of writing we stand at the Great Cause, just around the corner lie William Wallace and Robert Bruce – the Wars of Independence, which is a hoot.

Generally though, Shedcast topics will vary over the weeks and months, but I promise it will always be topics that fire my enthusiasm and I hope yours as well. The focus is topics Thomas Morein English History; and there’ll be biographies of exciting English folks; and there will also be recurring threads. Up now we have

  • Series: We are starting Britain and the Sea – stories of seafaring not covered in the History of England. By July/August we will have started two serialised biographies – of William the Marshal, and Eleanor of Aquitaine. And there’s the History of Scotland of course!
  • Topics: such as nationalism and nationalism in medieval England; the practice of diplomacy, studying wills and what they tell us.
  • Biographies: such as John Morton, Thomas Wolsey, Thomas More, Anne Boleyn,Thomas Cromwell, Elizabeth Grey, Katharine Howard, The Duke of Norfolk and his poet son, the Earl of Surrey.
  • Historiography: The English Reformation, Anne Boleyn

Then from time to time we have something a bit pithier; how the language of printing appeared, how Henry VIII started a fashion for beards, the Tudors and poison, stuff like that. It’s a cornu-blessed-copia of goodies.

There are some extras – transcripts of very shedcast, and more quizzes. And the chance to nominate the content you’d like me to cover!

But also of course, I hate to be selfish here, but if you are looking for something more altruistic, it means that you will be supporting the History of England and all her works, helping me keep the free and members series going. For which I will heartily thank you!

Sign up

So fingers crossed that you’ll want to sign up! You can join for a monthly recurring subscription, which you can cancel at any time of course.  Or an annual, recurring subscription; which gives you two months free, which is nice, and avoids monthly currency conversion charges. The subscription renews automatically until you stop it; your provider (Paypal or the card provider) sends you confirmations, and invoices and billing details are always available through this site through your account. You can pay by credit/debit card, or by Paypal. Start by choosing the option which suits you best below.

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