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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  • An Introduction to Aethelred the Unready

    Podcast

    In this podcast, Katy Cubitt, Professor of Medieval History at the University of East Anglia, looks at the life, significance and long reign of Aethelred the Unready. Aethelred’s reign began following the murder of his brother, endured decades of Viking raids and ended with the arrival of King Cnut the...

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  • Anglo-Saxon Aristocracy in the 10th and 11th Centuries

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Katy Cubitt of the University of East Anglia discusses how the aristocracy developed and changed in the 10th and 11th centuries.

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  • Edward I and Magna Carta

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Nicholas Vincent looks at why Edward I confirmed Magna Carta in 1297.

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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 II

    Podcast

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

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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 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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  • 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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  • England from 871 to 1000

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Sarah Foot of Christ Church College, Oxford, looks at the development of Anglo-Saxon England from 871 to 1000. This podcast is currently FREE to all registered users of the wesbite.  Please log in to view the content.If you are not already registered you can sign up...

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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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  • Gruffydd ap Cynan

    Podcast

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Henry VI

    Podcast

    Professor Anne Curry looks at 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

    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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  • 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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  • 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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