History the way it is meant to be heard

History is human. History is drama. History is our story, and it belongs to all of us.

The BHP is a chronological retelling of the history of Britain with a particular focus upon the lives of the people. You won’t find a dry recounting of dates and battles here, but instead you’ll learn about who these people were and how their desires, fears, and flaws shaped the scope of this island at the edge of the world.

This show is intended to be listened to in order, if you start with the most recent episode you will almost certainly become lost. So if you’re new, why don’t you listen to the first episode and find out what the show is all about.

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  1. Chapter 8 – Twilight of the Anglo Saxons The British History Podcast Transcript
  2. 302 – King Eadred The British History Podcast Transcript
  3. 303 – Eric Bloodaxe The British History Podcast Transcript
  4. 304 – A Kingdom Divided The British History Podcast Transcript
  5. 305 – A Very Special BHP Valentine’s Day Episode The British History Podcast Transcript
  6. 306 – King Eadwig The British History Podcast Transcript
  7. 307 – Cleaning House The British History Podcast Transcript
  8. 308 – A Thirst for Reform The British History Podcast Transcript
  9. 309 – Size Doesn’t Matter (until it does) The British History Podcast Transcript
  10. 310 – Political Theater The British History Podcast Transcript
  11. 311 – Team Edward The British History Podcast Transcript
  12. 312 – King Edward The British History Podcast Transcript
  13. 313 – How to Make a Martyr The British History Podcast Transcript
  14. 314 – Æthelred: Are You Ready? The British History Podcast Transcript
  15. 315 – The Cracks in the Foundation The British History Podcast Transcript
  16. 316 – The Old Guard The British History Podcast Transcript
  17. 317 – A Culture of Corruption The British History Podcast Transcript
  18. 318 – Chaos is a Ladder The British History Podcast Transcript
  19. 319 – The Battle of Maldon The British History Podcast Transcript
  20. 320 – Our Wooden Wall The British History Podcast Transcript
  21. 321 – Course Corrections The British History Podcast Transcript
  22. 322 – We’re Absolutely Forked The British History Podcast Transcript
  23. PSA: Are We Dead? The British History Podcast Transcript
  24. 323 – Brotherhood of the Wolf The British History Podcast Transcript
  25. 324 – Law and Lawlessness The British History Podcast Transcript
  26. 325 – From Bad to Worse The British History Podcast Transcript
  27. 326 – The Year 1000 The British History Podcast Transcript
  28. 327 – Sail Away Sail Away Sail Away The British History Podcast Transcript
  29. 328 – The St Brice’s Day Massacre The British History Podcast Transcript
  30. 329 – Forkbeard The British History Podcast Transcript
  31. 330 – The Purge The British History Podcast Transcript
  32. 331 – Thoughts and Prayers The British History Podcast Transcript
  33. 332 – The Jomsvikings The British History Podcast Transcript
  34. Teig O’Kane and the Corpse The British History Podcast
  35. 333 – The Conquest of England The British History Podcast Transcript
  36. 334 – No Cnut November The British History Podcast Transcript
  37. 335 – Acts of Spasmodic Violence The British History Podcast Transcript
  38. 336 – The End Is The Beginning Is The End The British History Podcast Transcript
  39. 337 – The Rise of King Edmund Ironside The British History Podcast Transcript
  40. 338 – The Fall of King Edmund Ironsides The British History Podcast Transcript
  41. 339 – Cnut the Conqueror The British History Podcast Transcript
  42. 340 – A Bit of a Cnut The British History Podcast Transcript
  43. 341 – King Cnut of England The British History Podcast Transcript
  44. 342 – King Cnut of Denmark and England The British History Podcast Transcript
  45. 343 – By Thorkell’s Beard The British History Podcast Transcript
  46. 344 – Cnut’s Mad Lads The British History Podcast Transcript
  47. Bonus Episode: Slavery The British History Podcast Transcript
  48. 345 – Building Blocks The British History Podcast Transcript
  49. 346 – Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Drakkars The British History Podcast Transcript
  50. 347 – Aggressive Diplomacy The British History Podcast Transcript
  51. 348 – Ruling Hard or Hardly Ruling The British History Podcast Transcript
  52. 349 – AElfgifu’s Tale The British History Podcast Transcript
  53. 350 – A Tough Cnut to Crack The British History Podcast Transcript
  54. 351 – Collapse The British History Podcast Transcript
  55. 352 – Chaos The British History Podcast Transcript
  56. 353 – Mother of the Year The British History Podcast Transcript
  57. 354 – The West, after Cnut The British History Podcast Transcript
  58. 355 – Double, Double Toil and Trouble The British History Podcast Transcript
  59. 356 – Macbeth The British History Podcast Transcript
  60. 357 – Walter Map’s Courtly Trifles The British History Podcast Transcript
  61. 358 – King Harthacnut The British History Podcast Transcript
  62. 359 – Play Autocrat Games; Win Autocrat Prizes The British History Podcast Transcript
  63. 360 – The Long Game The British History Podcast Transcript

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Membership is voluntary.  The vast bulk of episodes are free and will remain so.  In fact, the whole main show is free so you don’t have to sign up to listen to the BHP.

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Reviews from Real Listeners

  • ? This is a great, well researched, well presented, thorough podcast on the history of Britain. There's no skipping forward eras quickly to get to your usual historical talking points, Jamie routinely delves into areas you'll have little knowledge on because very few cover these periods in such detail. A must for any fan of history.

    Stoing 10/13/2014
  • Murray NZ Fantastic podcast. Really enjoying it - thanks for all the hard work putting it together.

    Murray NZ 12/23/2012
  • Brilliant history podcast, compelling listening. The outright best podcast on British history (and of the whole isle). Jamie gives a great narrative, plenty of depth and details that makes history real and relatable. Add to this the great community surrounding the podcast and this soon becomes essential listening and a Monday morning must for me.

    0blong 9/09/2012
  • Still one of the greats. Back before I barely knew what a podcast was, I went looking for an insanely in depth history on dark age Britain and found it here. It’s strength is milking every drop of information from primary sources of the time, with enough levity and drama to keep you coming back.

    If there’s a downside, it’s that Jaime likes to occasionally stir the pot with his own current socio-political viewpoints, while simultaneously having an almost comically paper thin sensitivity to those who might criticize or argue with him and his assumptions. This includes blocking paying members of the cast from his other social media outlets, presumably for the “disruption” of disagreeing with him.

    But in the end, it’s his podcast. And it’s one of the greats. It hooked me pathetically to the entire genre of history podcasts, and was a big influence on my own amateur attempts in front of a mic. And I still look forward to seeing it pop up on my feed every week or so.

    Beezard 77 5/03/2018
  • Loved it! Very much enjoyed the podcast, a laid back conversational style. I could do without the anti-Roman sentiment, but other than that, liked it a lot!

    Bombvt 11/20/2014