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The History of England

By David Crowther

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Description

This is my retelling of the story of England, in a regular, chronological podcast, from the cataclysmic end of Roman Britain, all the way through to the present day. I’m a bloke in a shed, so this is not a dry retelling of events; I make sure this is good, properly prepared history, but I fill it with my love and enthusiasm, and some of the things that make me laugh. You’ll find the great events and people for sure – but also some of the byways, of how people lived, their language, and the forces that shaped their lives and destinies.

Customer Reviews

This is a SUPERIOR piece of work.

I listen to history podcasts on a daily basis to pass the time on my bicycle rides. I have worked my way through many of the offerings at the itunes site, but David's History of England is one of the best researched and logically presented compilations that is out there, regardless of subject matter. He interweaves several aspects of culture, economy and daily life into the contemporary renderings of each historical chapter that has the effect of giving the listener a more complete understanding of the events as they transpire. His style, as well as the quality of his observation, reminds me a good deal of Barbara Tuckman's works, but his occasional use of causal wit and understated commentary add a wonderful spice to his performances. He is of a quality that I hope upon his completion of this narrative, he undertakes another historical subject matter. He is altogether interesting, informative and entertaining - unfortunately very few of these podcasters can combine those attributes with proportion or skill to the degree that this gentleman seems to do so effortlessly.

Enjoyable Listen

I'm a U.S. listener and I love the accent and colloquialisms ("flea in his ear", "rat's bottom", "rough end of the pineapple"). And of course it's informational. Mr. Crowther has an impish sense of humor which has me laughing out loud as I listen walking my dog. Wonder what the neighbors think. By the way, which end is the rough end of a pineapple?

Great Podcasts

I recommended these podcasts to my daughter in lieu of reading 7 pages of text on the History of England to support her reading of Beowulf for her High School English class. Sadly, the enjoyment I receive from listening to these podcasts was not fully appreciated and as such, she went with the 7 pages of text.

These are great Podcasts and I look forward every week to listening.

The History of England
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  • Category: History
  • Language: English

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