Britain and Ireland in the Early Middle Ages

Britain and Ireland in the Early Middle Ages

By Henry Delap-Smith
The Britain and Ireland in the Early Middle Ages podcast (formerly the History of the British Isles) is an in-depth look at the politics of Britain and Ireland before the Normans! Understand why Aethelred was Unready, how Scotland and England were formed and even who the only ever king of Wales was!
Twitter: @BritishHistPod
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Ep. 53: Kenneth Mac Alpin
Links: Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/m/earlymiddleagespod  Twitter - https://twitter.com/britishhistpod         Discord - https://discord.gg/SnXT6rX         Email: historyofbritishisles@gmail.com    Website: https://historyofthebritishisles.uk/    Paypal: paypal.me/britishhistpod Please leave a review!
14:58
July 4, 2020
Ep. 52: The Hegemony of the Picts
Links: Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thehistoryofthebritishisles        Twitter - https://twitter.com/britishhistpod        Discord - https://discord.gg/SnXT6rX        Email: historyofbritishisles@gmail.com   Website: https://historyofthebritishisles.uk/   Paypal: paypal.me/britishhistpod Please leave a review!
18:18
June 28, 2020
Ep. 51: Gaelicisation
Links:  Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thehistoryofthebritishisles       Twitter - https://twitter.com/britishhistpod       Discord - https://discord.gg/SnXT6rX       Email: historyofbritishisles@gmail.com  Website: https://historyofthebritishisles.uk/  paypal.me/britishhistpod Please leave a review!
13:21
June 21, 2020
Ep. 50: Q&A (+ a special announcement!)
Unscripted... Links: Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thehistoryofthebritishisles      Twitter - https://twitter.com/britishhistpod      Discord - https://discord.gg/SnXT6rX      Email: historyofbritishisles@gmail.com Website: https://historyofthebritishisles.uk/ Please leave a review!
12:31
June 14, 2020
Ep. 49: The Stone, the Riatans and the painted people
Links: Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thehistoryofthebritishisles     Twitter - https://twitter.com/britishhistpod     Discord - https://discord.gg/SnXT6rX     Email: historyofbritishisles@gmail.com (questions go here)    Website: https://historyofthebritishisles.uk/ Please leave a review!
13:26
June 7, 2020
Ep. 48: The Life, Times and Impact of Emma of Normandy
Please send me Q&A questions! Links: Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thehistoryofthebritishisles    Twitter - https://twitter.com/britishhistpod    Discord - https://discord.gg/SnXT6rX    Email: historyofbritishisles@gmail.com (questions go here)   Website: https://historyofthebritishisles.uk/ Please leave a review!
12:46
May 31, 2020
Ep. 47: Here come the Picts!
Rome is falling. Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thehistoryofthebritishisles   Twitter - https://twitter.com/britishhistpod   Discord - https://discord.gg/SnXT6rX   Email: historyofbritishisles@gmail.com (questions go here)   Website: https://historyofthebritishisles.uk/
13:48
May 24, 2020
Ep. 46: The Caledonians
Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thehistoryofthebritishisles  Twitter - https://twitter.com/britishhistpod  Discord - https://discord.gg/SnXT6rX  Email: historyofbritishisles@gmail.com (after 1066 plan ideas go here)  Website: https://historyofthebritishisles.uk/ 
13:41
May 17, 2020
Ep. 45: Interview with Derek from the Hellenistic Age Podcast about the Celtic invasion of Greece
LINKS: Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thehistoryofthebritishisles Twitter - https://twitter.com/britishhistpod Discord - https://discord.gg/SnXT6rX Email: historyofbritishisles@gmail.com (after 1066 plan ideas go here) Website: https://historyofthebritishisles.uk/ Rosie's podcast: https://historyeh.com/
27:24
May 10, 2020
Ep. 44: Interview with Rosie from "History, Eh?"
LINKS: Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thehistoryofthebritishisles          Twitter - https://twitter.com/britishhistpod           Discord - https://discord.gg/SnXT6rX    Email: historyofbritishisles@gmail.com (after 1066 plan ideas go here)   Website: https://historyofthebritishisles.uk/  Rosie's podcast: https://historyeh.com/
48:08
May 3, 2020
Ep. 43: Interview with History with Hilbert
A really fun interview with the youtuber 'History with Hilbert' LINKS: Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thehistoryofthebritishisles         Twitter - https://twitter.com/britishhistpod          Discord - https://discord.gg/SnXT6rX   Email: historyofbritishisles@gmail.com (after 1066 plan ideas go here)  Website: https://historyofthebritishisles.uk/ Hilbert's channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1Zc6_BhPXiCWZlrZP4EsEg
1:13:35
April 26, 2020
Ep. 42: The First King of Wales
As we reach the end of Wales up to 1066, we see the pinnacle of Welsh power... Now time for Scotland! LINKS: Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thehistoryofthebritishisles        Twitter - https://twitter.com/britishhistpod         Discord - https://discord.gg/SnXT6rX  Email: historyofbritishisles@gmail.com (after 1066 plan ideas go here) Website: https://historyofthebritishisles.uk/
15:39
April 19, 2020
Ep. 41: Dynastic disputes
What happens when you have two rival branches of a family? Chaos LINKS: Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thehistoryofthebritishisles       Twitter - https://twitter.com/britishhistpod        Discord - https://discord.gg/SnXT6rX        Historically Accurate Game Jam (pretty much finished but there are now history fames for you all to play) - https://itch.io/jam/historically-accurate-game-jam-2       Email: historyofbritishisles@gmail.com     Website: https://historyofthebritishisles.uk/
16:42
April 12, 2020
Ep. 40: Invaders everywhere
Siblings? Co-operating? Unheard of! LINKS: Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thehistoryofthebritishisles      Twitter - https://twitter.com/britishhistpod       Discord - https://discord.gg/SnXT6rX       Historically Accurate Game Jam - https://itch.io/jam/historically-accurate-game-jam-2      Email: historyofbritishisles@gmail.com    Website: https://historyofthebritishisles.uk/
11:07
April 5, 2020
Ep. 39: Powys, Powys, why art thou not Gwynedd?
Our first really significant figure emerges. Why's he significant? Well, he's got an epithet. LINKS: Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thehistoryofthebritishisles     Twitter - https://twitter.com/britishhistpod      Discord - https://discord.gg/SnXT6rX      Historically Accurate Game Jam - https://itch.io/jam/historically-accurate-game-jam-2     Email: historyofbritishisles@gmail.com   Website: https://historyofthebritishisles.uk/
14:06
March 29, 2020
Ep. 38: Rising from the Ashes
What could possibly come after Rome? LINKS: Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thehistoryofthebritishisles     Twitter - https://twitter.com/britishhistpod     Discord - https://discord.gg/SnXT6rX     Historically Accurate Game Jam - https://itch.io/jam/historically-accurate-game-jam-2    Email: historyofbritishisles@gmail.com  Website: https://historyofthebritishisles.uk/
13:18
March 22, 2020
Ep. 37: A land without Saxons or Angles
A romp through Roman Wales based on less than solid records and a proselytizing Breton!   LINKS:  Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thehistoryofthebritishisles    Twitter - https://twitter.com/britishhistpod    Discord - https://discord.gg/SnXT6rX    Historically Accurate Game Jam - https://itch.io/jam/historically-accurate-game-jam-2   Email: historyofbritishisles@gmail.com Survey: https://forms.gle/Bc3TqmLJk15WHSeX8
17:00
March 15, 2020
Ep. 36: Interview with Stephen from the 'History of Christianity' podcast
An interview about Thy Synod of Whitby, Celtic Christianity and Early European Christianity  LINKS: Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thehistoryofthebritishisles   Twitter - https://twitter.com/britishhistpod   Discord - https://discord.gg/SnXT6rX   Historically Accurate Game Jam - https://itch.io/jam/historically-accurate-game-jam-2   Email: historyofbritishisles@gmail.com
20:04
March 8, 2020
Ep. 35: The Danelaw with Lee from the 'Viking Age' Podcast
An interview about Viking culture, the Danelaw, and why the Vikings were so successful. LINKS: Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thehistoryofthebritishisles  Twitter - https://twitter.com/britishhistpod  Discord - https://discord.gg/SnXT6rX  Historically Accurate Game Jam - https://itch.io/jam/historically-accurate-game-jam-2  Email: historyofbritishisles@gmail.com Viking Age: https://vikingagepodcast.com/
33:28
March 1, 2020
Ep. 34: Interview with Ben from 'Thugs and Miracles'
An interview on Anglo-French relations in the Early Middle Ages and Beyond! LINKS: Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thehistoryofthebritishisles Twitter - https://twitter.com/britishhistpod Discord - https://discord.gg/SnXT6rX Historically Accurate Game Jam - https://itch.io/jam/historically-accurate-game-jam-2 Email: historyofbritishisles@gmail.com Thugs and Miracles: https://www.thugsandmiracles.com/about
48:45
February 23, 2020
Episode 33: The End to All That
The battle of Hastings and a recap of Anglo-Saxon England. What more could you ask for? LINKS PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/thehistoryofthebritishisles TWITTER: https://twitter.com/britishhistpod DISCORD: https://discord.gg/4Pv2ysR EMAIL: historyofbritishisles@gmail.com WEBSITE: http://historyofthebritishisles.uk/ SECOND HISTORICALLY ACCURATE GAME JAM: https://itch.io/jam/historically-accurate-game-jam-2
20:55
February 16, 2020
Ep. 32: Stamford Bridge is falling down
Heads on express delivery is a custom which has fallen out of fashion. Longer episodes, on the other hand... Well, they're in! LINKS Twitter: https://twitter.com/britishhistpod Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thehistoryofthebritishisles Discord: https://discord.gg/4Pv2ysR Email: historyofbritishisles@gmail.com Website: http://historyofthebritishisles.uk/
17:04
February 9, 2020
Ep. 31: Trouble With the Godwnes
Anglo-Saxon England: Doing civil wars before it was cool LINKS TO STUFF YOU SHOULD CHECK OUT: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/britishhistpod PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/thehistoryofthebritishisles DISCORD: https://discord.gg/4Pv2ysR HISTORICALLY ACCURATE GAME JAM: https://itch.io/jam/historically-accurate-game-jam-2 WEBSITE (recently updated): http://historyofthebritishisles.uk/ ITCH.IO: https://rabid-colonialist.itch.io/ EMAIL: historyofbritishisles@gmail.com
15:27
February 2, 2020
Ep. 30: Consolidating the Kingdom
In which I have a mild cold and fail to pronounce words correctly. Oh, and we also talk about diplomacy and stuff... EMAIL: historyofbritishisles@gmail.com PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/thehistoryofthebritishisles DISCORD: https://discord.gg/4Pv2ysR TWITTER: https://twitter.com/britishhistpod
11:51
January 26, 2020
Episode 29: Picking up the pieces
In which Edward the Confessor gets married, I spend way too long fantasizing about what would happen if there was no Norman conquest  and... something else... probably? Discord Twitter Patreon Historically Accurate Game Jam 2
11:22
January 19, 2020
Episode 28: More Cnuts
Twitter Discord Patreon
11:52
January 12, 2020
Ep. 27: His last days
In which Cnut dies What can I say but sorry (again) Discord Patreon Twitter Game Jam
11:48
December 2, 2019
Ep. 26: The king in the North
Twitter Patreon Discord Game Jam
12:32
November 3, 2019
Episode 25: The bad and the brave
GOD DAMN IT EADRIC, why do you ruin everything? (Aethelred did good for a bit) Links: Patreon Twitter Game Jam I'm not recording this at home, so can't easily link the discord. check another episode
11:45
October 20, 2019
Historically Accurate Game Jam
Link to the Jam https://itch.io/jam/historically-accurate
00:36
October 6, 2019
Ep. 24: It's all downhill from here
Twitter Patreon Discord
10:14
September 29, 2019
Episode 23: Unraed
Aethelred gets raided by Vikings a lot... Patreon Twitter Discord
13:04
September 8, 2019
Ep. 22: The Death of A Martyr
In which we go through 2 kings and end at the crowning of another Patreon Twitter Discord
10:39
August 4, 2019
The Situation With the Podcast
An overview of some of my thoughts to do with the podcast Form 1 - Listener Opinions Form 2 - Feedback Twitter
01:47
July 22, 2019
Ep. 21: Eadwig
Thank you to my new $5 patreon Social Medias Patreon Discord Twitter 
11:02
July 7, 2019
Ep. 20: Edmund: Doing Deeds since 940
mildly late episode Social Media Twitter Patreon Discord historyofbritishisles@gmail.com
10:09
June 21, 2019
Ep. 19: the Death of the Danelaw
Finally we arrive at England! It's been a long road, but England is now here, graciously cleaning up the narrative for me.  My Social Medias and Stuff Twitter Discord Patreon Also remember to email me: historyofbritishisles@gmail.com Thanks for listening!
11:32
June 2, 2019
Ep. 18: Warrior Queen
Become a Patron! The discord server Twitter
09:27
May 26, 2019
Ep. 17: Alfred the Viking Slayer
Alfred did do great things... Links Patreon Twitter Discord historyofbritishisles@gmail.com. -
11:12
May 23, 2019
Ep. 16: The Great Heathen Army
... and welcome back to the history of the British isles podcast
12:54
May 2, 2019
Ep. 15: Wessex Ascendant
Sorry it's out a bit late. At least it's only a day late this time!  Twitter: @henrydelapsmith #historybritishislespod www.historyofthebritishisles.uk
12:34
March 11, 2019
Ep. 14: The Mercian sphere
In which I dive into Mercia up to Offa.  Twitter: @henrydelapsmith Sorry this took a while to come out. I've been ill
08:55
March 4, 2019
Ep 13: Civilising Barbarians
Boy, I spend a lot of time on Penda www.historyofthebritishisles.uk @henrydelapsmith
16:21
February 17, 2019
Ep. 12: Scots and Picts
1 day! That's certainly a record. Truth be, this episode was almost finished yesterday. I only had to do a bit of scripting, editing and recording. This episode is about Scotland up to Kenneth MacAlpine. 
06:53
February 4, 2019
Ep. 11: A divided kingdom
Sorry for the delay. Welsh history is new to me.  I'm on twitter: @henrydelapsmith
08:06
February 3, 2019
Ep. 3: The beaker culture
In this episode, we go through the Chalcolithic (or copper age) and the Bronze age.
09:07
January 3, 2019
Christmas Special 1/2
website: www.historyofthebritishisles.uk Merry Christmas!
04:50
December 24, 2018
Ep. 2: The seeds of Britain
Merry Christmas, listeners. This episode has nothing to do with the festivities, but with farming, a decidedly un-festive activity- as long as it's not Nativity. We dive into the life of a Neolithic farmer, with all the excitement (very little) that that could hold. I'm considering having a little surprise - I might do multiple episodes around Christmas to make up for my lackluster performance!
07:17
December 16, 2018
Ep. 1: Frostbite
Remade first episode
04:52
November 25, 2018
Armastice Special
100 years since... Lest we forget
05:04
November 11, 2018
Ep. 10: In the land of Monks and Kings
Happy 10th episode! The podcast is seeing growth and the most recent episode has 45 listeners at my time of publishing! This episode focuses on Irish History between 400 and 800, with a ecclesiastical focus.
06:24
November 3, 2018
Ep. 9: The coming of the Saxons: supercharged
This is a good place to start if you have never listened before. In this episode, I go from the tomes of Gildas and Bede to the novels of Rosemary Sutcliff in an effort to do the best possible overview of the coming of the Saxons. Enjoy!
07:43
October 14, 2018
Ep. 8: The coming of the saxons
Sorry for the wait! This time I cover the end of Britonic England, and survey the world we'll be with for the coming months. In other news, over 100 listens on the most recent episode!
05:11
October 7, 2018
Ep. 7: Fire and Poison
Sorry! Hopefully this episode will suffice for the coming gap and the gap that has come! I hope you’ve got more to listen to! (Who am I kidding- you definitely have.) I accidentally said episode 6. Sorry.
08:12
July 17, 2018
Ep. 6: Conquest
Sorry about how late this was published! I don’t know what to say! I’m trying to use garage band to record and it seems to work well, but there are some glitches. Please review!
05:21
June 27, 2018
Ep. 5: Collapse to Collapse part 2
This is the second part of my tale of the Iron Age, though mostly just me fawning over a Caesar campaign. We only cover 2 years: 55 and 54 BCE, so there is more detail than ever before! This is also my longest episode and Longest description!!!!
06:51
June 17, 2018
Ep. 4: Collapse to Collapse part 1
First part of a two parter! Please review on Apple Podcasts as it lets me gain feedback!!
04:37
June 12, 2018