Greetings everyone. I'm Ashley from the U.S. I have been working my way through all of the episodes and I'm definitely hooked. I work a part-time job that involves a lot of manual labor (moving books around a library complex) and Jamie helps me pass the time. I'm a thirty-something graduate student in Kansas completing my PhD in Musicology (so I'm a music historian). I actually minored in British History in college many many years ago; all of the courses were taught by an ancient but brilliant professor who simply sat on the edge of her desk and started at the beginning, like Jamie does, and there were no dates to memorize; instead we listened to her tell stories. I think perhaps Jamie's approach appeals to me so much because it reminds me of that professor I once had who has since passed away. I also appreciate Jamie's methodological approach to telling history. I have heard him reject the "great man" theory on at least one episode and as a practicing historian this makes me very happy. Very nice to meet you all, and keep up the good work Jamie.
Hi Ashley, that sounds like an absolutely fascinating field to study and I'm quite flattered that the BHP passes muster with proper historians (since I'm pretty much just a goofy narrator). Anyway, thank you so much for writing in and good luck with your Defense! Welcome to the community!Jamie