The British History Podcast

Jamie Jeffers

The BHP is a chronological retelling of the history of Britain with a particular focus upon the lives of the people. You won’t find a dry recounting of dates and battles here, but instead you’ll learn about who these people were and how their desires, fears, and flaws shaped the scope of this island at the edge of the world. And some of those desires are downright scandalous. read less

Our Editor's Take

The British History Podcast retells stories from the early days of the United Kingdom. In chronological order, it relays each epoch in British history. Unlike most history books, it focuses on more than significant events. It focuses on the people who lived through them. What did the people who died in battle desire? What were they afraid of, and what mistakes did they make? How did all the people who lost their villages to war and city planning feel?

For Jamie Jeffers, history is never too distant to touch. He is the host and creator of The British History Podcast. He believes everyone can benefit from listening to these stories. In days past, people learned their history through oral tradition. The podcast aims to connect with history in this way. For Jeffers, this method of sharing history makes it accessible to everyone.

Listeners don't need to be from Wales, Scotland, or England to love this podcast. Its concept makes British history relatable to all. It covers topics like the wars between England and France. Its long-range royal watching assesses the fate of King William. Another subject is the tragedy of the Siege of Exeter, which left thousands dead. There are also lesser-known tales like those of Hereward the Wake and Godwinson's revenge.

The British History Podcast's retelling of these stories reveals the inner lives of the people who were there long ago. This approach offers even experts a new perspective.

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