290 The Religious Settlement

    Elizabeth’s England was awash with expectation – from Mary’s bishops demanding that no change be made to Mary’s church, to a wave of Protestant Marian exiles returning with visions ofRead More

    Marshal 21 Humiliation - Members Only

    In 1203 John”s actions broke the loyalty of his French barons in Normandy and Anjou. And in the new world, Marshal got a taste of what living without the king’sRead More

    Transcript for Marshal 20

    Honestly, I was tempted to tell the story of Richard and Mercardier in front of the castle of Chalus one more time, just so that I could re-use the ‘shallRead More

    Transcript for HoS 41

    Last time we heard that, whatever the consequences, James V was very skilled at inter pocket accounting, using the cash from the Church pocket to support the monarchy. The approachRead More

    289 Elizabeth Regina

    A game of 2 halves this week; the major themes of Elizabeth’s reign and then the Funeral of Mary and Elizabeth’s  coronation . Ooh, and the appointment of Cecil asRead More

    HoS 40 Church and State - Members Only

        The monarchs of Scotland achieved a clever balancing act of maintaining a full blown rennaisance court – with a minimum of taxation. How did they manage it? And atRead More

    Transcript for HoS 40

    In general James successfully re-established the best of laissez faire Scottish monarchy; a light touch on the vast majority of subjects, allowing magnates to exercise authority and justice in theirRead More

    Marshal 18 Magnate - Members Only

      With the accession of Richard, Marshal faced an uncertain future at the hands of the man who he’d bested in battle. He waited at Fontvraud to hear his fate.Read More

    Transcript for Marshal 19

    On Richard’s stool of state, It was the Longchamp’s leg that appeared first to be shorter than the others and create a disturbing wobble. As we all know, there isRead More

    Transcript for Marshal 18

      OK onward; remember that HII has popped his clogs, shuffled on this mortal coil, gone to meet his maker and ceased to be. Marshal has gone to meet theRead More

    287 Enter Good Queen Bess

    Transcript Let me take you to London on a January morning in 1559. It’s cold, and there had been a light dusting of snow, and in January London 1559 letRead More

    285 Reformation of Manners

    How far did parish life change in the 16th century, and how far was the Reformation responsible? What did 16th century folk enjoy themselves, and how did that change over the century?  Read More

    Transcript for HoS 39

    Jane Dawson in her book ‘Scotland Re-Formed’, with a hyphen, does a piece on the really very lovely looking ceiling of St Machar’s cathedral in Aberdeen. I have been toRead More

    Transcript for HoS 38

    Last time I left you in 1513, bereft, bereft of the mighty and glorious James IV, dead in the Northumbrian mud, alongside a significant number of his political elite. InRead More

    Transcript for Marshal 16

    But, just as every slivery lining has its cloud, so the reverse is true. The scales were lifted from Young Henry’s eyes. ‘Tell me what to do!’’ he cried. EnterRead More

    Transcript for Marshal 15

    Marshal’s success did not please everyone ‘…as you know this life is blighted by Envy…And men diseased with envy were jealous at seeing the marshal thrive’ To be fair, MarshalRead More

    TTME The Beatles

        Do I need to introduce them? A boy band basically, popular back in the 60-s and early 70s. Can a 4 piece really be part of what makesRead More

    283 Little Commonwealth

    The patriarchy, love and marriage, gender roles and huswifery, the daily grind and a bit about food and clothing. It’s a smorgasbord.   Transcript We have a few times talkedRead More

    Marshal 14 Hubris - Members Only

    William was now a big name on the tournament circuit, and it made him a tidy income. And he indulged himself in more ways than one, and gloried in hisRead More

    282 Parish and Protest

    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 protestRead More

    Sh 31f LLASE Going Nuclear - Members Only

    As lords intensified their demands, as pressure on land increased the search was on for more productive ways to farm the land. One impact was the introduction of open field systems andRead More

    Transcript for Marshal 14

    ‘He’s faultless…I don’t know how or where he learned to fight like this, but he knows what he’s about’ So howled the hapless tourneyers at the tournament at Pleurs asRead More

    Transcript for Sh 31f

    Here we are then we have arrived finally at the last of the episodes about life and Landscape in Anglo Saxon England. We have a couple of final big themesRead More

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    281 Winners and Losers

      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 ofRead More

    Sh 31e LLASE The Manor - Members Only

      From the 9th century, the need of warfare and resulting taxation drove an ever greater bureaucracy. Meantime trade and population both grew, and towns with it. All these produced profoundRead More

    Transcript for Shedcast 31e

    So, where are we then, in our story. A quick recap. We’ve talked about the changing interpretations of how post Roman Britain began to assume new identities, and began toRead More

    280 The Land was Never So Full

    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. Please help with the HistoryRead More

    Transcript for Marshal 13

    The thing about the melee tournament was that although it might look like a chaotic free for all, there were, like any sport, strategy and tactics. The only tactic HenryRead More

    Transcript for Marshal 12

    In Henry II, the 1173 model, the rebels faced a king at the height of his powers, and also a man well prepared. He may not have known specifically thisRead More