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Delve into the fascinating, individual stories of the Kings and Queens of England and the United Kingdom starting from 1066. From the chivalric warriors, to the hungry war-mongers to the nefarious tyrants. Discover the monarchs at their most prestigious and most fragile.

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Interview with Jeremy Dronfield - author of 'The Boy Who Followed His Father Into Auschwitz'

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Interview with Jeremy Dronfield - author of 'The Boy Who Followed His Father Into Auschwitz'
The Holocaust was and remains one of the most unique, horrific and incomprehensible events of modern History. In this very special episode, I explore the causes, context and realities of History’s greatest crime by interviewing the author Jeremy Dronfield about his book, The Sunday Times and Amazon No.1 Bestseller  ‘The Boy Who Followed His Father Into Auschwitz’. I am joined by a fellow teacher and my friend Tom Ferry. You can buy Jeremy's book through his website jeremydronfield.com and follow him on Twitter - @jeremydronfield The music was provided by Samuel J. Ferry - find him on Twitter - @sjferry Find the Kings and Queens Podcast on Twitter - @kingsqueenspod Finally, thank you to all the students who sent questions in for Jeremy.
1:01:17
November 18, 2020
18. Richard III
Richard III (1483-85) has been portrayed as inhuman, tyrannical, treacherous and cruel. He had the monumental misfortune of character assassination by the dynasty that followed him determined to blacken his name. It will unquestionably be remembered as one of the most famous and consequential reigns in English history. CHARACTERS Richard III – King of England Edward IV – King of England, brother of Richard Edward V – King of England, son of Edward VI Anne Neville – Queen of England, wife of Richard III Elizabeth Woodville – Queen of England, wife of Edward IV George, duke of Clarence – brother of Richard and Edward Duke of York – Father of Richard Cecily Neville – Mother of Richard Prince Edward – son of Richard Richard of Shrewsbury – son of Edward IV Elizabeth of York – daughter of Edward IV Henry VI – former Lancastrian King of England Margaret – former Lancastrian Queen of England, wife of Henry VI Earl of Warwick – nobleman nicknamed the Kingmaker Earl Rivers – brother of Elizabeth Woodville, tutor and uncle of Edward V Duke of Norfolk – loyalist of Richard William Hastings – loyalist of Richard Duke of Buckingham – loyalist of Richard Ralph Shaa – pro-Ricardian theologian Sir John Cheyne – knight loyal to Henry Tudor William Brandon – Henry Tudor’s standard bearer Earl of Oxford – commander loyal to Henry Tudor William Colyngbourne – covert ally of Henry Tudor Henry Percy – Earl of Northumberland Thomas Stanley – Earl of Derby, husband of Margaret Beaufort Charles VIII – King of France Chroniclers Dominic Mancini Vergil Francis Bacon Commynes Croyland William Shakespeare – playwright of Tudor England Characters from the past Richard II – former King of England Edward II – former King of England John of Gaunt – son of Edward III and ancestor of the Lancastrian claimants CREDITS Music: Winter Night by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ The Tudor Consort – 04 – Palestrina – Credo – Missa Sicut_lilium_inter_spinas Alanmckinney – JCB operating on construction site Black snow – sword slice Soundmary – wild horses running Dan Mitch3ll – distant horns eneasz – wooden door smash open metzik – medieval market Omar Alvarado – five heavy knocks on bedroom door 2 lg – torrential rain
35:55
November 13, 2020
17. Edward V - the Prince in the tower
Edward V (1483) was intelligent, articulate and ready to make the giant leap from a fresh-faced prince to a wily, formidable medieval king but even before his coronation could take place a pernicious scheme was set to take it all away.  CHARACTERS  Edward V – King of England, son of Edward IV Edward IV, King of England Richard, duke of Gloucester – Edward IV’s brother, Edward V’s uncle Richard of Shrewsbury – son of Edward IV, younger brother of Edward V Elizabeth Woodville – Queen of England, wife of Edward IV, mother of Edward V and Richard of Shrewsbury Earl Rivers – brother of Elizabeth Woodville, uncle of Edward V William Hastings – nobleman and ally of Richard, duke of Gloucester Duke of Buckingham – nobleman and ally of Richard duke of Gloucester Ralph Shaa - theologian Chroniclers Dominic Mancini Thomas More – Lord Chancellor and Renaissance humanist in Tudor England Henry Gillingham Henry VI – former King of England Charles II – future King of England CREDITS Music: Winter Song by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Ryanlouis – digging in rubble spiritvoices - muffled girl ondrosik – quiet session talk bee09 – candle blow danmitch3ll – distant horns soundmary – wild horses running eneasz – wooden door smash open metzik – medieval market
25:12
October 30, 2020
16. Edward IV
Edward IV (1461-70, 71-83) represented everything Henry VI didn’t. He offered courage, leadership and political intelligence but his promiscuous lifestyle and the overestimation of the power of his charm meant he was exposed to the sinister 15th century culture of deceit and treachery. CHARACTERS Edward IV – King of England (House of York) Elizabeth Woodville – Queen of England (House of York) Henry VI – King of England (House of Lancaster) Margaret of Anjou – Queen of England (House of Lancaster) George, Duke of Clarence – Brother of Edward IV Isabella Neville – Wife of the Duke of Clarence Richard, Duke of Gloucester – Brother of Edward IV Prince Edward – son of Henry VI (House of Lancaster) Duke of York – Descendant of Edward III, father of Edward IV and claimant to the English throne through the house of York Cecily Neville – mother of Edward IV Henry Tudor – young claimant to the throne (House of Lancaster) Earl of Warwick – powerful noble from the Neville family, nicknamed ‘the kingmaker’ Richard Woodville – father of Elizabeth and chancellor John Woodville – brother of Elizabeth Louis XI – King of France Armagnacs – warring faction of the French Civil War and the hundred years war, fighting for the dauphin/Charles VII Burgundians – Warring faction of the French civil war and the hundred years war, initially fighting for the English claim for France Edward III – former king of England John of Gaunt – son of Edward III, focus for future descendants and claimants for the house of Lancaster Lionel, duke of Clarence - son of Edward III, focus for future descendants and claimants for the house of York Richard II – former King of England Henry IV – former king of England, grandfather of Henry VI Colin Richmond – Historian Phillip de Comine – Chronicler Thomas More – Chronicler Dominic Mancini - Chronicler CREDITS Music: Prepare for war by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License Shades – laugh women Audioman – multnomahfallsupperfallcalmwatertricklet Gnrja – storm wind 2 zimbot – longbowvolleys Soundmary – wild horses running Metzik – medieval market snaginneb – male grunt danmitch3ll – distant horns
29:35
October 16, 2020
15. Henry VI
Henry VI (1422-61, 70-71) was the antithesis of a warrior king, he was the first since the Norman conquest never to command an army. Yet it was his incompetence and inertia that contributed to the unbridled, unparalleled bloodshed of his deeply turbulent reign. CHARACTERS Henry VI – King of England Margaret of Anjou – Queen of England Henry V – Father of Henry VI, former King of England Catherine of Valois – Mother of Henry VI, former Queen of England Prince Edward – son of Henry VI John, Duke of Bedford – Regent of France under his nephew, Henry VI Humphrey, duke of Gloucester – Regent of England under his nephew, Henry VI Earl of Suffolk – stalwart of Henry VI Duke of Somerset – stalwart of Henry VI Duke of York – Descendant of Edward III, uncle of Henry VI and claimant to the English throne through the house of York Edward – son of the duke of York Jack Cade – Kentish rebel Earl of Warwick – from the Neville family, loyal to the house of York Charles VII – King of France Joan of Arc – French peasant who supported Charles VII Louis XI – King of France, son of Charles VII Armagnacs – warring faction of the French Civil War and the hundred years war, fighting for the dauphin/Charles VII Burgundians – Warring faction of the French civil war and the hundred years war, initially fighting for the English claim for France Charles VI – King of France, father of Charles VII and Catherine of Valois Edward III – former king of England John of Gaunt – son of Edward III, focus for future descendants and claimants for the house of Lancaster Lionel, duke of Clarence - son of Edward III, focus for future descendants and claimants for the house of York Richard II – former King of England Henry IV – former king of England, grandfather of Henry VI Robin Storey – historian John Wythensteed – chronicler CREDITS Music: Now we ride by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License Shades – laugh women Audioman – multnomahfallsupperfallcalmwatertricklet Gnrja – storm wind 2 zimbot – longbowvolleys Soundmary – wild horses running Metzik – medieval market snaginneb – male grunt danmitch3ll – distant horns
35:54
October 2, 2020
14. Henry V
Picking up the reins of a deeply fractured country, Henry V (1413-22) transformed it into a united, dominant force. He believed strongly in the divine right of kingship and used it to reignite the hundred years war. Beloved and revered by future kings, his success in all facets of rule is unparalleled. According to historian KB McFarlane, he was perhaps the greatest man who ever ruled England. CHARACTERS Henry V – King of England Henry IV – Henry V’s father, King of England Richard II – King of England, Henry V’s cousin Edward III – King of England, great-grandfather of Henry V Prince Henry – son of Henry V and future Henry VI Catherine of Valois – Queen of England, wife of Henry V Mary de Bohun – former Queen of England, mother of Henry V John, Thomas, Humphrey – brothers of Henry V Charles VI – King of France, nicknamed the ‘mad king’ The dauphin – son of the king of France and heir The Burgundians and the Armagnacs – rival factions seeking power in France Edmund Mortimer the elder – cousin of Henry IV and claimant to his crown Edmund Mortimer the younger – Nephew of Edmund Mortimer and potential claimant to Henry V’s crown Owain Glyndwr – Welsh leader and rebel under Henry IV Harry Hotspur – Rebel under Henry IV, tutor to Henry V Richard Scrope – Archbishop of York, rebel under Henry IV The Lollards – Religious sect critical of the Roman Catholic church John Oldcastle – leader of the Lollards Thomas Walsingham – Chronicler and Benedictine monk Characters mentioned from the past Henry II – King of England in the 12th century Richard the lionheart – King of England in the 12th century CREDITS Music: Mjolnir by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License Music: Gavin Gamboa 08 – Duplex iii Metzik – medieval market mativve – mud leaves walking heavy shoe zimbot – longbowvolleys soundflakes – axe throwing hitting flesh dobroide – horse at walk visualaslyum – unsheathing a sword
29:31
September 18, 2020
13. Henry IV
DESCRIPTION The manner of Henry IV’s (1399-1413) ascent not only consumed the king with almighty guilt for the rest of his life, accusations of his illegitimacy completely dominated his reign. So deep was the rift, so potent was the suspicion and so rampant was the opportunism that it served as a precursor for the violent theatre of the war of the roses. CHARACTERS Henry IV – King of England Richard II – King of England, Henry VI’s cousin The Black Prince – Father of Richard II Edward III – King of England, father of the Black Prince and grandfather of Henry IV and Richard II John of Gaunt – Duke of Lancaster, father of Henry VI Blanche of Lancaster – Mother of Henry VI Prince Henry – son of Henry IV and the future Henry V Rebels Edmund Mortimer – cousin of Henry IV and claimant Owain Glyndwr – Welsh leader Earl of Northumberland Harry ‘Hotspur – son of the earl Richard Scrope – Archbishop of York Lords Appellant – group of nobles who sought to restrict rule of Richard II and impeach his favourites at court. Included Henry and Thomas Mowbray The Lollards – critics of the Roman Catholic church Thomas Walsingham – Chronicler and Benedictine monk William Rees - Historian Characters mentioned from the past Saint Thomas Becket – Archbishop of Canterbury assassinated apparently on the orders of King Henry II in 1170. King William the Conqueror King Henry I King Henry II King Edward I – longshanks King Edward II Matilda – daughter of Henry I and claimant to the English throne CREDITS Music: Grundar by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License Danmitch3ll – distant horns rickaldo09 – olive oil xserra – notre dame paris 1 Soundmary – wild horses running zimbot – longbowvolleys
27:59
September 4, 2020
12. Richard II
An era of camaraderie, chivalry and glory was a distant memory. Richard II's (1377-99) reign demonstrated just how rapidly tethered royal powers of post-Magna Carta could be dashed, how deep schisms could be dug and how susceptible England still was to absolute tyranny. CHARACTERS Richard II – King of England The Black Prince – Father of Richard II Edward III – King of England, father of the Black Prince and grandfather of Richard II John of Gaunt – Duke of Lancaster, son of Edward III, uncle of Richard II Robert de Vere – earl of Oxford, companion of Richard II Michael de la Pole – Chancellor, companion of Richard II Anne of Bohemia – Queen of England, wife of Richard II Edward II – King of England, father of Edward III Edward the Confessor – King of England in the 11th century Lords Appellant – group of nobles who sought to restrict rule of Richard II and impeach his favourites at court Duke of Gloucester – son of Edward III Earl of Arundel Earl of Warwick Thomas Mowbray Henry Bolingbroke – cousin of Richard II, son of John of Gaunt John Wycliffe – leader of the lollards – critics of the Catholic church John Ball – radical priest and leader of the Peasant’s revolt Wat Tyler – Kentish leader of the Peasant’s revolt Jack Straw – Essex leader of the Peasant’s revolt Thomas Walsingham – Chronicler and Benedictine monk Simon Burley – Tutor of Richard II CREDITS Music: Blacksmith by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License Metzik – medieval market Tim Kahn – Cheering Sergenious – bridge Tim Kahn – cupboard creak Juan merie venter – cupboard door soundsforhim – knife sword stab 2 Juan merie venter – dog bark
28:33
August 21, 2020
11. Edward III
Edward III (1327-77) combined the regal majesty of Henry the third and the military prowess of Edward longshanks in marshaling the cult of chivalry. It produced the most glorious age in English history.  CHARACTERS  Kings of England  Edward III Edward II – Father of Edward III Edward I (Longshanks) – Father of Edward II Henry III – Father of Edward I (Longshanks) John – Father of Henry III Richard the Lionheart – Brother of John Queen Philippa – Wife of Edward III Queen Isabella – Mother of Edward III and wife of Edward II Roger Mortimer – lover of Isabella, earl of March and de facto ruler of England Edward of Woodstock (The Black Prince) – son of Edward III John of Gaunt – son of Edward III William Montagu – friend of Edward III Thomas, earl of Lancaster Richard of Bordeaux – son of Edward of Woodstock (The Black Prince) Scotland Robert the Bruce – King of Scots David Bruce – King of Scots, son of Robert Edward Balliol – King of Scots, son of John John Balliol – King of Scots  Kings of France  Charles V John II Philip VI Charles IV Chroniclers  Henry Knighton Jean le Bel Jean de Vallette King of Bohemia CREDITS Music: Celebration by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  Akrythael – bard melody  Sergenious – bridge  aarnnoo – woman crying  enaesz – wooden door smash open  soundmary – wild horses running  danmitch3ll – distant horns  vedas – fight fighting men  liamg sfx – battle cry 4  zimbot – longbow volleys
35:27
August 7, 2020
Interview with Heather Darsie - author of 'Anna, Duchess of Cleves: The King's Beloved Sister'
I interview Heather Darsie about her new book - 'Anna, Duchess of Cleves: The King's Beloved Sister'. We talk about her life as a young princess before becoming the Queen and wife of the King of England, the mighty Henry VIII. You can buy her book here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Anna-Duchess-Cleves-Beloved-Sister/dp/1445677105  You can follow her on twitter here - @HRDarsieHistory
48:44
July 31, 2020
10. Edward II
Edward II's (1307-27) reign was plagued with military and political incompetence. He was concerned not with the deeds of chivalry but in fulfilling his own desires. So dangerous were the men he allowed to control him that it bred a sinister and violent culture not seen in England for centuries. Characters Edward II - King of England  Edward I (longshanks) - Father of Edward II and former King of England  Isabella of France - Queen of England, Princess and daughter of Phillip IV, King of France Henry III - Father of Edward I and former King of England  Piers Gaveston - Gason noble, earl of Cornwall and favourite of the King Earl of Lancaster - the King's cousin and a powerful noble Roger Mortimer - noble and ally of the earl of Lancaster Robert the Bruce - King of Scots Simon de Montfort - revolutionary noble from Henry III's court Giles d'Argentan - legendary knight Despenser senior and Despenser junior - nobles and favourites of the King Prince Edward - Edward II's son and heir  Phillipa of Hainault - betrothed to Prince Edward Christopher Marlowe - Elizabethan playwright  CREDITS Music: Borgar by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ soundsnap.com freesound.org leady – horse scene jgriffie919 – blunt force impact kessir – wooden spinning wheel dobroide – 20070325 – distant neigh mono soundflakes – spear penetration erikschenkel – laughing man 4 klankbeeld – audience becomes quiet 130525 dbkeebler – sfx struggle sinewave – rowing robinhood76_01741 – tortured man danmitch3ll – distant horns mrprofdrdickweed – riot crowd immersed in 5 tomlija – epic laughter ogsoundfx – footsteps walking in chainmail loop craftcrest – strong wind in the winter forest the sound of moving trees front soundflakes – axe throwing hitting flesh
32:18
July 17, 2020
9. Edward I - Longshanks
Edward I – Longshanks (1272-1307) is one of the most important monarchs in English history. No other king left such a mark on the island of Britain. There were no bounds to his determination and to his malice. He treated Celts with belligerence sapping his own reign of wealth and peace. His reign saw the demolition of the last Welsh principality and brought Scotland to its knees. Characters Edward I – King of England Eleanor of Castile – Queen of England Edward of Caernarfon – the son of Edward I and the heir to the throne of England King Henry III – The old king and father of Edward I Simon de Montfort – rebel baron in the reign of Henry III Llywelyn ap Gruffudd – The Prince of Wales Dafydd ap Gruffydd – the brother of Llewelyn and briefly Prince of Wales John Balliol – King of Scotland Robert Bruce – Claimant to the throne William Wallace – Rebel to English rule and Guardian of Scotland Andrew Moray – Scottish rebel to English rule Earl of Surrey – English commander at Stirling Bridge Hugh de Cressingham – English commander and treasurer in Scotland Robert the Bruce – Son of Robert Bruce and later King of Scots Robert Burns – 18th century Scottish poet and lyricist CREDITS Music: Norôur by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Freesound.org Dobroide – horse at walk Soundmary – wild horses running Visualasylum – unsheathing a sword Vedas – fighting men Metzik – medieval market Mrprofdickweed – riot crowd immersed in 5 Samulis – chain rustler med3 Cgeffex – chopping wood 02 Jordishaw – stabbing sound Ajexk – beheading – sfx 2 Inspectorej – tearing newspaper b Ogsoundsfx – footsteps walking in chainmail loop Zimbot – longbowvolleys Ylearkisto – rajahdys Kallio rajaytetaan explosion a rock blasting stones pattering mix soundsnap.com
32:58
July 3, 2020
8. Henry III
Henry III (1216-72) was not cut from the same cloth as his belligerent predecessors. He was placid, he hated tournaments and grew to hate war. He was known to made bold ambitious policy pronouncements but to lack the drive and determination to see them through. It was his relationship with lords and barons that would characterise his reign releasing his own predilection for tyranny. It would bolster his critics as Magna Carta was etched into history and England saw the dawn of parliamentary democracy. CREDITS Village Consort Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Soundmary - wild horses running Srehpog – heavy crate smash Mrprofdrdickweed – riot crowd immersed in 5 Zerolagtime – thuds on window Glaneur de sons – riviere river 504636 – d1523825-2 139875__y89312_2 Metzik – medieval market
29:56
June 19, 2020
EXTRA - Michael of Romania
In an extra episode we look at Michael (1927-30, 40-47) With Soviet troops approaching Bucharest in 1944, the apparent puppet king in Romania made a daring decision to defy Adolf Hitler and imprison his acolyte. After Soviet rule left Romania in decades of shadow, the king’s body was returned to his country 70 years after his banishment for full state honours. 
12:42
June 12, 2020
7. John
John (1199-1216) was described by historian Bishop Stubbs as ‘the very worst of our kings, a faithless son, treacherous brother, polluted with every crime. Whom no oaths could bind, there is no redeeming trait’. For Robin Hood he was the perfect iniquitous enemy. It’s a tale, popular throughout the centuries, that reflects his reputation among most contemporaries and historians alike. Credits Gregorian Chant by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3825-gregorian-chant License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Soundmary – wildhorses Srehpog – light crate smash2 Ogsoundfx – footsteps walking in chainmail loop Danmitch3ll – distant horns Vedas – fight fighting men Metzik – medieval market
33:03
June 5, 2020
EXTRA - Correspondence
Answers to questions that have been sent in to the show!
12:00
May 29, 2020
6. Richard I - the Lionheart
The reign of Richard the Lionheart (1189-99) was a brief but costly interlude in English monarchy characterised by war and chivalry. He would not continue his father’s legacy of law and order, instead the Lionheart was transfixed by honour and conquest. He was a masterful campaigner and a fine soldier who struck terror into the hearts of his enemies, but his conquests would come at a tremendous cost to his people both financially and with the leader to which his empire would be bequeathed. Credits Music: Battle of the Creek by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License freesound.org Soundmary – wildhorses Jordishaw – stabbing sound Srehpog – light crate smash 2 Ogsoundfx – footsteps walking in chainmail loop Vedas – fight fighting men Ajexk – beheading 1 & 2 Zimbot – longbowvolleys Metzik – medieval market Liamg-sfx – battle cry 4
32:29
May 22, 2020
5. Henry II
Henry II (1154-89) was the absolute image of a king, he was thick set, red-haired, strong, broad and powerful. As a contemporary claimed, he had a face upon which a man might gaze a thousand times and still feel drawn to gaze again. His accomplishments during his 34-year reign were unmatched in English history, he was Europe’s trailblazer. CREDITS Editing – Richard Gough Thomas sofonisbamusic – Trinity College Cambridge - Miserere, Gregorio Allegri visualasylum – unsheathing a short soundmary – wild horses running bone666138 – fanfare jordishaw – stabbing sound klankbeeld – choir singing christe adoramus te cgeffex – whip crack 01 xserra – notre dame paris 1 vedas – fight fighting men ogsoundfx – footsteps walking in chainmail
35:14
May 15, 2020
4. Stephen
King Stephen’s reign (1135-1154) was dominated by The Anarchy. A war between cousins vying for the crown which plagued England for nearly two decades. It led a country once rich and overflowing with luxuries into one that was wretched and desolate. Credits Kevin McLeod - Teller of Tales (incompetech.com) Danmitche3ll - distant horns Soundflakes – axe throwing hitting flesh Liamg sfx – battle cry 4 Soundmary – wild horses running 73181 lg – torrential rain Lukeirl – 10 lightning kohchang Richard Gough Thomas - editing
31:55
May 8, 2020
3. Henry I
(1100-35) 'Against this man, no one could prevail except God himself’. The skilful, intelligent monarch championed not crushing warfare and submission but calming, shrewd diplomacy to meet his objectives. However, the nature of kingship and volatility of medieval life meant control over his biggest objective was dashed. Credits Music: Entertainment by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License Freesound.org xserra – Notre-dame-paris soundmary – wild-horses-running yadronoff – axe chop inspectorj – water pouring tomlija – epic laughter huggy13ear – rope pull 2 johnsonbrandediting – human male scream
26:38
May 1, 2020
2. William II (Rufus)
William Rufus (1087-1100) was a king who shared many of the militaristic and oppressive tendencies of his conquering father, however the focus of his tyranny would differ. His modernity and defiance of rigid medieval etiquette along with his mockery and general disregard for the church would deeply damage his legacy when the very victims of his greed and ridicule became the scribes of his reign as King of England. Hosted by Jonny Langton. A new king or queen every week! Credits freesound.org Vedas – fight-fighting men Liamg sfx – battle cry 4 Jordishaw – stabbing sound The Medieval Banquet - Silvermansound
21:43
April 24, 2020
1. William I - the Conqueror
William the Conqueror’s (1066-1087) arrival on England’s shores shook the land to its very core. No leader left such a perennial legacy upon England as William the Conqueror. The language and the culture would be forever altered as the Norman conquest eviscerated Saxon civilisation. Discover the story of the young duke who went from an enduring a childhood with a target on his back in a crumbling duchy to being the most influential and significant figure in the 11th century. Hosted by Jonny Langton A new King or Queen every week! Twitter - @kingsqueenspod Facebook – The Kings and Queens podcast Credits – www.soundsnap.com www.freesound.org soundmary – wild-horses-running xserra – Notre-dame-paris danmitch3ll – distant-horns yap-audio-production – medievalarmymarchingloop zimbot – longbowvolleys humanoide9000 – orchestral-royal-theme-fanfare www.freemusicarchive.org.uk The_Tudor_Consort_-_04_-_Palestrina_-_Credo_-_Missa_Sicut_lilium_inter_spinas
22:06
April 17, 2020
William the Conqueror - trailer
The trailer for the upcoming first episode of The Kings and Queens podcast. Coming to you on Friday 17th April. @kingaqueenspod and on Facebook.
00:37
April 13, 2020
The Kings and Queens podcast teaser
For 1000 years, the Kings and Queens have forged and shaped the land, from England to the United Kingdom. Delve into their fascinating, individual stories; from the chivalric warriors, to the hungry war-mongers to the nefarious tyrants. Discover the monarchs at their most prestigious and most fragile. Hosted by Jonny Langton A new King or Queen every week! Twitter - @kingsqueenspod Facebook – The Kings and Queens podcast
00:58
April 7, 2020