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  • Medieval British & Irish History

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    In this section we cover the period of time from the fifth century to the late-fifteenth. You can explore the complexities of religion, social change and literature. In this section is information about some of England and Wales most famous leaders, including Henry V and Richard III, also open to...

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  • England from 871 to 1000

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    In this podcast Professor Sarah Foot of Christ Church College, Oxford, looks at the development of Anglo-Saxon England from 871 to 1000.

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  • Private Lives of the Saints (Film)

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    Keynote Speech: Private Lives of the Saints: power, passion and politics in Anglo-Saxon England Janina Ramirez, Academic, broadcaster and author Behind the authorised saints’ lives and cult veneration lie real historical figures and, as Janina will reveal, their stories are no less fascinating than the legends. Far from the one-dimensional...

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  • Women in Medieval Wales

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Emma Cavell of the University of Leeds discusses the lives and the rights of women in medieval Wales.

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  • Owain Glyndŵr

    Podcast

    Owain Glyndŵr (Welsh pronunciation: [ˈoʊain ɡlɨ̞nˈduːr]), or Owain Glyn Dŵr, (c. 1349 or 1359 - c. 1415) was a Welsh ruler and the last native Welshman to hold the title Prince of Wales (Tywysog Cymru). He instigated a fierce and long-running but ultimately unsuccessful revolt against the English rule of...

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  • Medieval Welsh Literature

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Dylan Foster Evans of Cardiff University provides an introduction to Medieval Welsh Literature.

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  • Owain Gwynedd

    Podcast

    Owain ap Gruffudd (c. 1100 - 23 or 28 November 1170) was King of Gwynedd, north Wales, from 1137 until his death in 1170, succeeding his father Gruffudd ap Cynan. He was called "Owain the Great" (Welsh: Owain Mawr) and the first to be styled "Prince of Wales". In this podcast...

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  • Gruffydd ap Cynan

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    Gruffudd ap Cynan (c. 1055 - 1137), sometimes written as Gruffydd ap Cynan, was King of Gwynedd from 1081 until his death in 1137.In this podcast Dr David Wyatt of Cardiff University looks at the life and significance of Gruffudd ap Cynan.

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  • Llywelyn the Great

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    Llywelyn the Great (Welsh: Llywelyn Fawr), full name Llywelyn ap Iorwerth, (c. 1172 - 11 April 1240) was a Prince of Gwynedd in north Wales and eventually de facto ruler over most of Wales. By a combination of war and diplomacy he dominated Wales for 40 years.In this podcast Dr...

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  • The Welsh Marches

    Podcast

    The terms "Welsh March" and "the March of Wales" (in Medieval Latin Marchia Walliae) were originally used in the Middle Ages to denote the territory/marches between England and the Principality of Wales, in which Marcher lords had specific rights, exercised to some extent independently of the king of England. In...

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  • The Southern Princes of Powys

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    Gwenwynwyn ab Owain Cyfeiliog (died c. 1216) was the last major ruler of mid Wales before the completion of the Norman English invasion. Gruffydd ap Gwenwynwyn (died c. 1286), son of Gwenwynwyn ab Owain Cyfeiliog was a Welsh prince who was lord of the part of Powys known as Powys...

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  • Podcast Series: The Hundred Years War

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    How can a war last 100 years? What did this mean for the peoples of England and France during the medieval period?  How significant were the battles of Poitiers, Crecy and Agincourt? In this podcast series the 100 Years War is explained, explored and brought to life. The lists of...

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  • The Hundred Years War

    Podcast

    In this set of podcasts Professor Anne Curry, of the University of Southampton and former President of the Historical Association, provides an introduction to the Hundred Years War, looking at its origin, legacy and the role of Henry V and Henry VI.

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  • Henry VII - decreasing the power of the Nobility.

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Sean Cunnigham examines how did Henry VII decreased the power of the nobility whilst simultaneously increasing the power of the monarchy.

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  • Henry VII and Henry VIII

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    In this short podcast Dr Sean Cunningham looks at the relationship between Henry VII and his young heir Henry VIII.

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  • Henry VII: Legitimizing his throne

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    In this podcast Dr Sean Cunningham of the National Archives looks at how Henry VII legitimized and secured his seat on the throne after the War of the Roses.

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  • The Wars of the Roses

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    In this podcast Professor Michael Hicks of the University of Winchester looks at the origins, the development and the conclusion of the Wars of the Roses.

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  • Edward III

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Mark Ormrod of the University of York looks at the domestic impact of Edward III's reign.

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  • Edward II

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Philip Morgan looks at the reign of Edward II.

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  • Edward I: Law and State

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    In this podcast Dr Philip Morgan discusses Edward I's impact on Law and State.

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