The British History Podcast

The British History Podcast

With over seventy episodes recorded, the British History Podcast is giving people a lot to listen too.

Interview with Sarah Gristwood, author of Blood Sisters: The Hidden Lives of the Women Behind the Wars of the Roses

Blood Sisters: The Hidden Lives of the Women Behind the Wars of the Roses

It was really Margaret of Anjou, Henry VI’s wife, with her ambition and determination – her refusal to let the Duke of York assume control, after her husband had fallen into a catatonic stupor – that kickstarted the civil war.

Interview with James Forrester, author of Sacred Treason

Sacred Treason

‘The whole plot becomes so much more sensational when set in the Elizabethan period, and the struggle the conscientious individual to ‘do the right thing’ becomes a battle in itself.’

A Medieval Murder – Interview with Frederik Pedersen

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Frederik Pedersen, Senior Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen, talks with about the murder of  William Cantilupe on March 23, 1375.

Canadian Society of Medievalists


The Canadian Society of Medievalists aims to represent Canadian medievalists around the world and medievalists working in Canada.

Interview with Dan Jones, author of The Plantagenets: The Kings Who Made England

Dan Jones, historian and jouranalist

The Plantagenets: The Kings Who Made England, is being released in May 2012.

Battle Castle – Interview with Nicole Tomlinson

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I was so fascinated by the stories of the lives of the people and artifacts associated with these strongholds that I didn’t realize I actually wasn’t learning much about the castles themselves. The more I delved into researching the series, the more I wanted to see the technologies that built them (and sometimes brought them down) jump out of my imagination and into action.

Battle Castle – Interview with Ian Herring

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In 21 years of filmmaking, I have never worked on a project where professional and personal interests have come together such an authentic way.

Medieval Leather Clothing – Interview with Jessica Caruso-Reynolds

Medieval Leather Clothing

Talking about medieval leather clothing with designer Jessica Caruso-Reynolds of Emporium Custom Leathers

Making History: Antiquaries in Britain

Magna Carta - this copy was the final revision issued by Henry III in 1225

The McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College is now presenting the exhibition: Making History: Antiquaries in Britain, which showcases treasures from the Society of Antiquaries of London

Interview with Sharon Kay Penman

Lionheart by Sharon Kay Penman

Best-selling author Sharon Kay Penman has published her twelfth novel, Lionheart, which focuses on King Richard I and his crusade to the Holy Land in the late-twelfth century. We had the pleasure of interviewing Sharon Kay Penman about this novel and how she writes historical fiction: This book is a kind of sequel to your […]

The Friar of Carcassonne

The Friar of Carcassonne

The Friar of Carcassonne: Revolt against the Inquisition in the Last Days of the Cathars By Stephen O’Shea Douglas and McIntyre, 2011 ISBN 978-1-55365-551-0 Publisher’s Synopsis: The dramatic story of a courageous friar who battled king, pope and Inquisition in his search for justice. Nearly a century had passed since the French region of Languedoc […]

Tullaun Castle in Ireland

Tullaun Castle

In 2007 Sonja and Kevin Bergin purchased Tullaun Castle in North Tipperary, Ireland. Tullaun Castle is a Gaelic four-storey tower house that is believed to have been built in the mid 1500s. The couple have begun conservation and restoration work in hopes to bring the castle back to its former glory. They have also recently […]

Dance of the Dandelion, by Dina Sleiman

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Dance of the Dandelion By Dina Sleiman WhiteFire Publishing, 2011 ISBN: 978-0983455608 Price $14.99 for a print copy, under $4 for an electronic edition Love’s quest leads her the world over. Dandelion Dering was born a peasant in the English village of Arun, but her soul yearned for another life, another world. One filled with […]

Interview with Jayden Woods, author of Godric the Kingslayer

godric the kingslayer

In 2010 we interviewed author Jayden Woods about her novel Eadric the Grasper: Sons of Mercia Volume I. Jayden has now published the sequel – Godric the Kingslayer, and we caught up with her to discuss the new book: 1.) Compared to the first book, how did the writing process differ when you sat down […]

Who says history can’t be fun?! chats with Simon Bradbury about the medieval gaming world of Stronghold III


Who says history can’t be fun?! talks to Simon Bradbury about the medieval gaming world of Stronghold III How did you get into video game creation? My first game was a side scrolling arcade game called Elf – back in 1985 – in the days when the whole game could be made in 3 months by […]

The medieval glass industry

Medieval Glass Making

The medieval glass industry  Hunter, J.R. Medieval Industry, CBA Research Report No 40 (1981) Abstract The evolution of most industrial processes can be traced by the passing of technological milestones, and glass-making is no exception. Unfortunately, by the time glass first seems to have been produced in this country many of these milestones had already been […]

Account of the Viking Siege of Paris offers new insights into the early Middle Ages


By Peter Konieczny and Sandra Sadowski The chance to work on an amazing and unique story was the reason behind Nirmal Dass producing a new edition and translation of a ninth century text that described Viking and Frankish warfare. His recent publication of Viking Attacks on Paris: The Bella Parisiacae Urbis of Abbo of Saint-Germain-des-Pres, […]

Dallas Medieval Texts and Translations

Dallas Medieval Texts and Translations

The Dallas Medieval Texts and Translations project was started several years at the University of Dallas and is building a collection of medieval Latin texts, with English translations, from the period roughly between 500 and 1500, that will represent the whole breadth and variety of medieval civilization. The project is now publishing its eleventh book, and […]

Montague Heritage Services

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With a resume that ranges from Hollywood films to national museums, Montague Heritage Services has proven itself as a successful medieval re-enactment business. Founded by Alan Montague in 1998, this Irish company has grown to over 50 people and has developed a wide range of activities, including providing support to television and film crews, doing […]

Interview with Anthony Adams

Anthony Adams

A video interview with Anthony Adams, Assistant Professor of English at Brown University. We talk about Adams the book Professor Adams is currently finishing – Discors machina: Violence, Trauma, and Narrative in Medieval Literature – which is an examination of the ways that medieval narratives are animated, structured, and disrupted by scenes of sacrifice. We […]

Anthea Boylston – The Towton Mass Grave Project


Anthea Boylston of the University of Bradford discusses the Towton Mass Grave Project – in 1996 a mass burial pit was discovered at the site of the Battle of Towton, a major battle fought in 1461 during England’s War of the Roses.

Interview with Director Margarethe Von Trotta

Margarethe von Trotta

Born in Berlin, Margarethe von Trotta is one of the leaders of the New German Cinema movement, as well as one of the world’s most important feminist filmmakers.  In 1977, she wrote and directed her first solo feature, The Second Awakening of Christa Klages, which introduced many of the themes that she would return to […]

Interview with Barbara Sukowa

Barbara Sukowa as Hildegard von Bingen in Vision

Barbara Sukowa plays the lead role in Vision – From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen. She has starred in several movies, including Marianne and Juliane (1981), Johny Mnemonic (1995) and the Cradle will Rock (1998). Hildegard von Bingen was a great visionary for her time; does she still have something to teach us? There […]

Interview with Kaye Jones and Rupert Colley

1066 in an Hour is the first medieval title from History in an Hour. This concise account of the Norman Conquest of England is available as an ebook and an app on iPhone and iPad. We have interviewed the author of this book, Kaye Jones, and the founder of History in an Hour, Rupert Colley: […]

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