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199 The New Men
Henry VII's ambitions were to rule in the French style - to better control and increase his income. He gathered around him bureaucrats - new men he could trust and who depended on him rather than the nobility of the court. 199 The New Men

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W E ' V E M O V E D !! I know, what a pain. But there's a bright new shiny site now at www.thehistoryofengland.co.uk which is much easier to use. This is where new podcast episodes will be posted from now on - starting with 199 The New...

198 Mothers and Wives
In 1485 and 1486 Henry established the foundations of his reign through parliament, and established his household. The relationship between his wife and his mother would always be a matter of some debate. 198 Mothers and Wives The Parliament of 1485 Henry's first parliament would define much of the rest...

197 The Story of Henry VII
The personality of Henry VII, the story he created of himself, and how history has treated his reputation. 197 The Story of Henry VII The Tudor myth When looking at how historians have dealt with Henry VII, the starting point has to be the story that Henry VII told about...

196 England at the Dawn of the Tudor Age
England in 1485 was at once a deeply traditional medieval society - and yet poised at the edge of change - economic, social, religious and political 196 England at the Dawn of Tudor Age And for some reason, and few ramblings from me.

The Members service and podcast
I boobed every one. If you did the survey, and there was no option to add your email - please email me at davidcrowther1@btinternet.com, and I'll enter you into the prize draw. Well spotted Robin. Classic marketing mess up by me. It may be oversharing, but I lost my job...

Anglo Saxon England Podcast
Hi Folks I wanted to make sure that you are all aware of my sister podcast, Anglo Saxon England podcast - some of you may not be. Essentially, many moons ago, when I was young, I started the History of England. It meant that I did my favourite period first,...

195 The History of Europe Part VIII
15th Century European kingdoms were wracked by internal division as well as international war. By the end of the century, Rome was no more, Christendom was increasingly disunited and new monarchies were on the way. 195 The History of Europe Part VIII The political Map of 15th Century Europe A...

194 The Wars of the Roses
1485 was not the end of the Wars of the Roses; the fear of dynastic strife lasts well into Henry VIII's reign. But we draw a close at the battle of Stoke, and ask what the Wars changed - if anything. 194 The Wars of the Roses

193 The Blood of Innocents
In 1483, the gates of the Tower of London closed on two innocent and defenceless boys; one, Edward, 12, captured and the other Richard, 10, given up by his mother. As far as we know, neither of were seen outside the walls again. The London Chronicles accused Richard III of...

192 Bosworth
At last in 1485 Richard got to meet his challenger in person at the Battle of Bosworth - a meeting he needed every bit as much as Henry Tudor. 192 Bosworth The lead up to Bosworth Richard was very aware throughout 1484 and 1485 of the potential challenge from the...

191 The Reign of Richard III
Unfortunately for Richard he was never able to simply concentrate of governing the realm; the hangover of his accession, the presence of Henry Tudor abroad - these things constantly took his attention away. 191 The Reign of Richard III The death of Queen Anne and rumors of a mesalliance Richard...

St Bees
We arrived at the delightfully named St Bees in Cumbria on the North West coast of England, and we found a load of things – a saint with all the delightful myths you’d expect, a Norman Priory and a mystery. And a remarkably detailed local village website to satisfy any...

190 Good King Richard?
Part of the story to counter the propaganda of the Tudors is the view that Richard promised to be an exceptionally good ruler. The brevity of Richard's reign make an assessment difficult - and yet despite this it is possible to point to real innovation and achievement in law and...

The Great Richard III Debate and Competition
The Result is in - the History of England listeners have spoken! And if you care to listen - here's both the result read by the History of England's chief returning officer, and the prize draw and winners! 189a Richard III Prize Draw Something of a surprise if I say...


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