Medieval

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 explore is the history of events and changes that still have repercussions for today such as Magna Carta. Read more

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  • Edward III: Foreign Relations and the Hundred Years War

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Mark Ormrod discusses the impact of Edward III reign on foreign relations, relations between England and Scotland and the origins of the Hundred Years War.

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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

    Podcast

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

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  • Edward I: Relations between England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Philip Morgan of Keele University examines the significance of the reign of Edward I and relations between England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

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  • Edward III's Reputation

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Mark Ormrod looks at how Edward III's reputation has changed over time. England becomes a European and World Power under Edward III.

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  • Richard II and the Peasants' Revolt

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr James Davis of Queens University Belfast discusses the reign of Richard II and the origins and significance of the Peasants' Revolt.

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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: Legitimizing his throne

    Podcast

    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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  • Henry VI

    Podcast

    Professor Anne Curry looks at Henry VI

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  • The Wars of the Roses

    Podcast

    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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  • Henry VII and Henry VIII

    Podcast

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

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  • The Scottish Islands in the Medieval Period

    Podcast

    In this short podcast Dr Alex Woolf looks at the slow Gaelicisation of the Scottish islands over the medieval period.

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  • The Arrival of Christianity in Scotland

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Alex Woolf of the University of St Andrews discusses the arrival and establishment of Christianity in Scotland.

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  • Scottish Myths and Legends

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Alex Woolf of the University of St Andrews discusses the Scottish myths and legends and some of the origins myths.

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  • The Kingdom of Alba

    Podcast

    In this set of podcast Dr Alex Woolf of the University of St. Andrews looks at the formation and early political development of Scotland.

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  • Simon de Montfort

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor David Carpenter looks at the life and significance of Simon de Montfort, democracy and the rise of the House of Commons.

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  • Henry III

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor David Carpenter of King's College London looks at the reign of Henry III.

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  • The Scottish Wars of Independence

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Michael Brown of the University of St Andrews looks at the origins of the Wars of Scottish Independence, how they developed and their significance.

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  • The Vikings in Scotland

    Podcast

    In this short podcast Dr Alex Woolf of the University of St Andrews discusses the impact of the Vikings on Scotland.

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  • Medieval Scotland: Foriegn Policy & Relations

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Katie Stevenson of the University of St Andrews looks at medieval Scotland's relationship with the other European powers.

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