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This my retelling of the story of England, which is a regular, chronological podcast, starting from the end of Roman Britain. There are as many of the great events I can squeeze in, of course, but I also try to keep an eye on how people lived, their language, what was important to them, the forces that shaped their lives and destinies, that sort of thing. To support the podcast, access a library of 100 hours of shedcasts of me warbling on, and get new shedcasts every month, why not become a ...
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Series 1 is a concise social and political history of England from the 5th to 11th centuries. Series 2 is a social history how society and lordship worked during and directly after the migration period. It then looks at how that culture evolved, as the impact of economic development and the Viking invasions wrought changes in lordship and political structures. It looks also at the landscape - how it affected peoples' lives, how the Anglo Saxons shaped it in turn - and some of the marks ordin ...
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The Things That Made England

David Crowther and Roifield Brown

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An affectionate meandering through the things that make England the way she is – from HP Sauce to the Allottment, Aethelstan to the politics of Queuing. With Luke Baxter, Roifield Brown, David Crowther and Fiona Powell trying to make some sense of it all, though rarely succeeding it might be said. And when you’ve listened, join us on Facebook, vote, and tell us what you think. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Join Men's Survival Guide To Women with your host David Crowther as he interviews dating consultants from all over the world. Learn from their mistakes, understand women on a whole new level and avoid the pitfalls that held them back. All by listening to this Podcast wherever you happen to be. It's time to stop Surviving and Start Thriving.
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The Three Ravens is an English myth and folklore podcast hosted by Eleanor Conlon and Martin Vaux. Each weekly episode focuses on one of England's 39 historic counties, exploring the history, folklore and traditions of the area, from ghosts and mermaids to mythical monsters, half-forgotten heroes, bloody legends, and much, much more. Then, and most importantly, we take turns to tell a new version of an ancient story from that county - all before discussing what that tale might mean, where it ...
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History in Technicolour

David Crowther and Wolf O'Neill

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Wolf and David explore the history films we love or (or sometimes, films we’d loved just a little less but find interesting). Turns out we like different things…anyway, then we given them a score for two things – how good are they as a film, and how accurate are they with their history. When you’ve listened, join us at the History of England Facebook Group – you can vote, and tell us what you think of the film, and you can even tell us (in no uncertain terms) what you think of our views (whi ...
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I've had the privilege of hosting many guests over the last few years, covering a fascinating range of topics. From the triumph of the Scots at Bannockburn in 1314, to the fall of Constantinople in 1453, to the impact Jamaica had on our world in the 1970s, this podcast keeps those episodes available for you. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Roy Zimmerhansl and his partners at Pierpoint Financial Consulting bring you Pierpoint Perspective$, focusing on the world of securities finance including securities lending, repo, collateral management and related areas. In addition to the insiders from Pierpoint, listeners will hear from leading industry figures as well as influential market leaders from related areas. It’s a $10 billion dollar business so learn how to grab a bigger share of that wallet, reduce risk while doing it, stay wi ...
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On this week's episode of Local Legends, Martin gathers round the campfire with Oxfordshire local and host of The History of England podcast, David Crowther. Born in Loughborough over the border, David has lived in Oxfordshire for many years, giving him a perfect perspective on the county. That of someone who's familiar with it, but who sees it wit…
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In this week's bonus episode, we're exploring the history of the 17th century mass murderer and sorceress La Voisin! Part of the "Something Wicked" series, we start by chatting through the history of poisoner rings and life in the times of Louis XIV, "the Sun King." We then discuss the rise to power of Catherine Deshayes, a penniless child fortune-…
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In May 1939, in the shadow of impeding war, Edith Pretty comissioned local archaeologist basil Brown to investigate the largest of a series of mounds on her land - at Sutton Hoo. What they found has become part of England's foundation story. Marie Hilder talks about the 7th century King they found buried there. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privac…
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On this week's episode we're headed back to Oxfordshire, and Eleanor is telling a tale drawn from a ghastly 18th century true crime! We start off discussing St Olivia of Palermo, who was apparently resistant to boiling oil - if not axe-blows - after which we head to Oxfordshire. In addition to chatting about Oxford's Civil War heritage, Henry VIII'…
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Ken looks at what to do in the garden during June.==We're delighted to have Gro-rite Horticultural Supplies sponsoring World Radio Gardening, find out about automatic pot watering systems available for mail order delivery: bit.ly/3wCPyHyFor 2024, World Radio Gardening is planning a series of 4 exclusive newsletters. These will be loaded with extra …
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In July. Hamilton launched his army of Scots across the border, in confident expectation that his 14,000 would be swelled by enthusiastic English royalists. England would know it's fate at Preston, when the opposimg commanders, Hamilton and Cromwell, threw the dice. While parliament would receive two proposals for a lasting peace; the Remonstranbce…
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On this week's episode of Local Legends, Martin gathers round the campfire with Nottinghamshire local and author of the fascinating new book Historic Building Mythbusting, James Wright. Though a long-time resident of Nottinghamshire and a genuine expert in its historic buildings and folklore, James was born in Staffordshire and has been involved wi…
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In this week's bonus episode, Eleanor talks us through the surprisingly saucy history of glove making! Part of the "Dying Arts" series, we start by discussing where Eleanor's interest in the topic first arose, specifically in Renaissance drama, clothing and costume, before we then explore the truly ancient relationships humans have had with gloves,…
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On this week's episode we're headed back to Nottinghamshire, and Martin is telling his take on the legend of Robin Hood! We start off discussing St Elmo, witchfire, and his three rather unpleasant deaths, after which we head to Nottinghamshire. In addition to chatting about Southwell Minster, Newark Castle ruins, and a pretty epic story associated …
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If the people of England had gone to war to build a better world, by January 1648 they were seriously unimpressed with what Utopia looked like. The issues that distressed the people were legion - taxes, religion, sequestration, omne daft ideas about equality, county committees - even Christmas! And when news of the King's Engagement with the Scots …
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On this week's episode of Local Legends, Martin gathers round the campfire with the author of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Folk Tales Mike O'Leary. Mike has been a professional storyteller since 1995, and across the last almost 30 years has developed a real expertise in the folklore of Hampshire. Based in Southampton, a city which he’s studied acade…
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From gnomes to kobolds, dvergr to hobs, it's time to gather up our mining lamps and shed some light on the very shadowy history of goblins... Part of the "Three Ravens Bestiary" series, we start by chatting through ways in which, across the last two centuries, we have come to think of goblins as distinct fae creatures, separate from elves, pucks, a…
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Highlights from Ken Crowther's new gardening phone-in show on City Sound Radio: bit.ly/3tDxV9NListen live on the third Sunday of the month from 09:00am.Send your questions in advance to post@worldradiogardening.com.==We're delighted to have Gro-rite Horticultural Supplies sponsoring World Radio Gardening, find out about automatic pot watering syste…
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On this week's episode we're headed back to Hampshire, and Eleanor is telling her take on The Wherwell Cockatrice! We start off discussing St Melangell and her abbey filled with wild animals, after which we head to Hampshire. In addition to chatting about the New Forest and some of the many magical and witchy goings on associated with it, plus some…
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A review of a visit to this year's Chelsea Flower Show 2024.==We're delighted to have Gro-rite Horticultural Supplies sponsoring World Radio Gardening, find out about automatic pot watering systems available for mail order delivery: bit.ly/3wCPyHyFor 2024, World Radio Gardening is planning a series of 4 exclusive newsletters. These will be loaded w…
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The Levellers were the first radical political movement of modern history. They developed a full constitution based on wide male suffage, religious toleration and equality in law. They called it 'The Agreement of the People'. In 1649 they were at the very centre of power; where did they come from - and where did they go? Hosted on Acast. See acast.…
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In November 1647 at Corkbush field near Ware, Fairfax faced a dangerous threat to army unity - the work of the Leveller Agitators had incited some regiments to mutiny, in support of the Agreeent of the People. Meanwhile Charles had fled Hampton Court; he would find his new home even less to his liking. Until he had a strictly private discussion wit…
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On this week's episode of Local Legends, Martin gathers round the campfire to chat about the folklore and character of Warwickshire and the West Midlands with storyteller and author Cath Edwards. A member of The Society for Storytelling representing the Midlands, and author of excellent books including ‘Warwickshire Folktales’ and “West Midlands Fo…
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Clutch your lucky rabbit's foot and rub your sacred ring, for in this week's Bonus Episode Eleanor and Martin are discussing the history of amulets and charms. Part of the "Magic and Medicines" series, they start by chatting through how we define what amulets are, chatting through some truly ancient examples, from a 40,000 year old Siberian cave be…
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Ken finds out about the thousands of tulips that are planted each year at Ulting Wick and how owner, Philippa Burrough, is re-planting for the summer season. More information on visiting Ulting Wick gardens: https://bit.ly/44UpN2D==We're delighted to have Gro-rite Horticultural Supplies sponsoring World Radio Gardening, find out about automatic pot…
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Ken Crowther talks to Mark Gregory about his work building show gardens for Chelsea Flower Show 2024.==We're delighted to have Gro-rite Horticultural Supplies sponsoring World Radio Gardening, find out about automatic pot watering systems available for mail order delivery: bit.ly/3wCPyHyFor 2024, World Radio Gardening is planning a series of 4 excl…
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On this week's episode we're headed back to Warwickshire, and Martin is telling his take on the legend of Lady Godiva! We start off chatting about St Ethelbert, and the rather severe haircut he received from King Offa of Mercia, after which we wander to Warwickshire! In addition to discussing some parts of Warwickshire that are no longer considered…
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Bulldog Tools will be at the centre of this year's Chelsea Flower Show, helping gardeners to build the show gardens.==We're delighted to have Gro-rite Horticultural Supplies sponsoring World Radio Gardening, find out about automatic pot watering systems available for mail order delivery: bit.ly/3wCPyHyFor 2024, World Radio Gardening is planning a s…
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John Dower from the Alpine Garden Society discusses starting out and building a rockery in your garden. He also looks at how to get started with alpine plants.==We're delighted to have Gro-rite Horticultural Supplies sponsoring World Radio Gardening, find out about automatic pot watering systems available for mail order delivery: bit.ly/3wCPyHyFor …
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Following the attenpt by parliament to close the army down without pay, and the resulting August 1647 coup, the army was a seething mass of worries and resentments. Thrown into the mix were the radical political ideas of the Levellers. Together, all of this threatened chaos and even mutiny. So Cromwell and Fairfax invited representatives of their b…
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On this week's episode of Local Legends, Martin gathers round the campfire to chat about County Durham, a writer's life, and so much more, with storyteller and author of over 40 books, including County Durham Folk Tales, Adam Bushnell. Born and raised in County Durham, Adam knows and loves the county where he now resides - and he has perspective on…
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In Glen's Steps: A Journey with Dementia is a deeply personal and heartfelt podcast series that explores the impact of dementia on Glenroy Brown, a man of remarkable character, and his family. Through candid conversations, personal reflections, and expert insights, we share the journey of his life, from his early years in Jamaica to his current exp…
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In this week's bonus episode, Martin talks us through the ghastly crimes of Burke and Hare - with a side serving of the history of medicine! Part of the "Something Wicked" series, we start by chatting through the headlines of the Burke and Hare killing spree, including the Enlightenment-era craze for celebrity surgeons and 'anatomisation.' We then …
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1066 and the Norman conquest undoubtedly came with dramatic change in personel and architecture. But did it extend much below the elites, did it change the depths and fundamentals of English society - or just ripple the surface? After all many have argued that feudalism by another name was already well advanmced by 1066. Hosted on Acast. See acast.…
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On this week's episode we're headed back to County Durham, and Eleanor is telling her chilling take on The Cauld Lad of Hylton Castle! We start off chatting about The Blessing of the Boats, Old May Day, and a quite unlikely miracle, after which we head north, to County Durham! In addition to discussing the strange afterlife of County Durham's most …
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On this week's episode of Local Legends, Martin gathers round the campfire to chat about Cornwall, Medieval music, King Arthur, and so much more, with expert storyteller and author of Cornish Folk Tales Mike O'Connor. A prizewinning competition fiddle player and a master of the concertina, Mike is the leading researcher of Cornish instrumental musi…
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In this week's bonus episode, Eleanor talks us through the history of clay and wooden pipe making. Part of the "Dying Arts" series, we start by discussing the first recorded uses of smoking, including from Ancient Scythia and Aztec culture, and track the changes which took place from things like incense burning and Ancient Greek "Vapour Baths" thro…
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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has teamed up with award-winning grower Peter Beales Roses to create a new rose to celebrate 200 years of saving lives at sea.Ian Limmer from Peter Beales Roses talks to Ken Crowther about the development of the new bloom.==We're delighted to have Gro-rite Horticultural Supplies sponsoring World Radio …
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On this week's episode, we're headed back to Cornwall, where Martin is telling his take on The Sword in the Stone! We start off chatting about Rogationtide, the ancient festival of 'Beating the Bounds' and appeasing gods to ensure a good harvest. After which we caper to Cornwall! In addition to discussing St Michael's Mount, a whole bunch of paleol…
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