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The History of Britain
40 minutes | Mar 1, 2015
Episode 8.1 - Sutton Hoo and the Staffordshire Hoard | The History of Britain
In this episode we look at the stories of the finding of the two most famous and important Anglo-Saxon treasure burials, examine the contents of the treasures, and discover what they teach us about early Anglo-Saxon culture.
31 minutes | Oct 12, 2014
Episode 8 - Adventus Saxonum | The History of Britain
The story of the first Anglo-Saxon kings of Britain as told by those who had no idea what really happened.
28 minutes | Sep 13, 2014
Episode 7 - The Germanic Peoples and the Collision of Two Desperate Worlds | The History of Britain
Who were the Anglo-Saxons, where did they come from and what made them venture into Britain. Or did they?
18 minutes | Aug 30, 2014
Episode 6 - The Decline of Roman Britain | The History of Britain
How sudden was the transition from Roman to Anglo-Saxon Britain? What was that world like?
33 minutes | Jun 7, 2014
Episode 5.1 - Celtic Myths and Legends | The History of Britain
The first historians in Britain were storytellers. They may not have gotten the facts right, but they knew how to tell a good tale!
33 minutes | May 17, 2014
Episode 5 - Anglo-Saxon Britain: The Sources | The History of Britain
Before we begin our discussion of the history of Anglo-Saxon Britain, first we have to think about our sources and whether or not we can trust them. Here's a hint: we can't.
16 minutes | May 3, 2014
Episode 4.3 - St. Andrew | The History of Britain
How did the relics of St. Andrew, one of the oldest of Christian Saints, come to Scotland, and why is the flag of Scotland a big, white X?
21 minutes | Mar 30, 2014
Episode 4.2 - St. George | The History of Britain
The figure of St. George has influenced the English and British people countless times over the centuries, but did he really fight that dragon?
28 minutes | Mar 16, 2014
Episode 4.1 - Hadrian's Wall | The History of Britain
The Great Wall of Britannia. Why was it built? Did it really keep out all those "barbarians" in Scotland?
55 minutes | Mar 2, 2014
Episode 4 - Britannia Ruled | The History of Britain
After overcoming the initial rebellions following the invasion, the Romans attempted to subjugate the entire island of Britain. How successful would they be? ...and how long would it last?
17 minutes | Feb 16, 2014
Episode 3.2 - St. Alban, Britain's Frist Christian Martyr | The History of Britain
We will look at the story of St. Alban, arguably the first named Christian to be martyred in Britain. From a simple Roman to a Christian martyr to a Cathedral.
31 minutes | Feb 2, 2014
Episode 3.1 - Britannia's New Roads | The History of Britain
When is a road more than just a road? When it's a Roman Road.
43 minutes | Jan 18, 2014
Episode 3 - Incursio Britannia | The History of Britain
The Romans are coming! The Romans are coming!
39 minutes | Jan 18, 2014
Episode 2 - Celts and Druids | The History of Britain
Who lived in Britain before the Romans showed up?
55 minutes | Jan 18, 2014
Episode 1.1 - Stonehenge and the Great Monuments | The History of Britain
Everything you ever wanted to know about Stonehenge but were too afraid to ask a Druid... plus more on a handful of Britain and Ireland's great prehistoric monuments.
43 minutes | Jan 18, 2014
Episode 1 - The Prehistory of Britain | The History of Britain
We begin... at the beginning. Britain wasn't always an island and the first inhabitants might not be who you expect.
8 minutes | Jan 18, 2014
Series Introduction | The History of Britain
Welcome to The History of Britain.
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