The Shedcasts are episodes for my Members of the History of England. The topics will vary over the weeks and months, but I promise will always be topics that fire my enthusiasm and I hope yours as well. The focus is topics in English history; topics like nationalism in medieval England, historiography of big events, biographies of exciting English folks. But there will be broader topics too – the medieval tournament, the practice of diplomacy for example. The Shedcasts are a chance to get under the skin a bit more, and travel a bit more broadly.
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The 18th century saw a sea change in the attitudes towards constitutional reform. Enlightenment ideas drove a desire to define and systematise; and meanwhile the growth of a desireRead More
It all comes back to the 17th century really. At the start, a king who believes in the absolute divine right of kings, who calls parliament as he requires. AtRead More
The 14th to 16th centuries saw the increasingly professionalism of Common law, and the embedding of parliament at the centre of government. Jurists claimed that the people were sovereign, thoughRead More
We discuss what a Constitution is; and then go in search of one and the development of justice in English Medieval history, from the Anglo Saxons to Edward IIRead More