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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  • Magna Carta during Henry III's reign

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor David Carpenter of King's College, University of London, looks at the life of Magna Carta during the reign of Henry III.

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  • Magna Carta: The Clauses

    Podcast

    In this set of podcasts Professor Louise Wilkinson of Canterbury Christ Church University looks at the key clauses in Magna Carta.

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  • Henry I and the Coronation Charter

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Nicholas Vincent discusses Henry I and the Coronation Charter. The Coronation Charter is considered a precursor to Magna Carta.

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  • Podcast Series: An Introduction to Magna Carta

    Multipage Article

    What precedents were there to Magna Carta? Why was the charter originally drawn up and signed in 1215? Why was it reissued during the thirteenth century? Would “ordinary” people have been aware of Magna Carta? How effective was Magna Carta as means to controlling medieval kings?  Why was it resurrected...

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  • The Anglo-Saxons

    Podcast

    In this HA Podcast Series Professor Joanna Story of the University of Leicester looks at the history of the Anglo-Saxons.

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  • England's Immigrants 1330-1550

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Ormrod explores the extensive archival evidence about the names, origins, occupations and households of a significant number of foreigners who chose to make their lives and livelihoods in England in the era of the Hundred Years War, the Black Death and the Wars of the Roses.

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  • Henry II, the Common Law and Becket

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Nicholas Vincent of the University of East Anglia looks at the reign of Henry II, the establishment of the Common Law and relations with Henry's relationship with Thomas a Becket.

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  • Medieval British Jewish History

    Podcast

    In this podcast Paula Kitching looks at the history of the British Jewish Community in the Medieval Period.

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  • The Origins of the Norman Conquest

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor David Bates of the University of East Anglia looks at the origins of the Norman Conquest.

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  • How did William I transform England and Wales?

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor David Bates examines how William the Conquerer transformed England and Wales.

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  • King John and Magna Carta

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Nicholas Vincent discusses the reign of King John, the origins of Magna Carta and its' significance.

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