June 14, 2018 at 10:14 pm #40956
I’ve been listening to The British History Podcast for almost a year. I am totally addicted and am now almost caught up. I don’t know what I’ll do when I’ll have to wait for Jamie to put out the next podcast when I do finally catch up.
I’m a life-long Anglophile who has studied English history most of my life. I can’t name all the US presidents, but I can list all the kings and queens of England in order from William the Conqueror on to the present day. I write historical novels set in 6th century Britain and Regency England. I have also read a great many historical fiction books set in Britain.
I listen to the British History podcast every morning while I get ready for work. The podcast wakes me up and helps me stay sharp throughout the day. I never realized how little I knew about Anglo-Saxon England until listening to this podcast, and I am absolutely hooked on it. Jamie not only imparts a lot of knowledge of the era, but he is a gifted story-teller as well. I especially loved the episodes about King Alfred. Jamie did such a good job in recounting this history that by the end, I felt as if I knew Alfred on a personal level and felt very sad hearing about his death and final days.
I look forward to many more episodes to come and am curious how Jamie will present the coming of the Normans, the Plantagenets, the Tudors and the English Civil War.
- This topic was modified 1 month ago by Rhoda Fort.
June 15, 2018 at 9:46 am #40959
Hi Rhoda Fort,
Welcome aboard, I remember the first time listened to the show, wow. I drove the rest of the family mad by caning our data download limit. I have an external hard drive with all the episodes stored thereon.
I went to school in London and all we we taught about the Anglo-Saxons was Alfred burning the cakes. Jamie’s treatment of them has been brilliant. I am very much enjoying the episodes about Æthelstan, a vastly underrated figure in British history in my opinion.
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