The History of England

By David Crowther

On Going since Dec 2010 • Updated weekly

A weekly podcast on the History of England from the arrival of the house of Wessex with Cerdic in 516 to probably about 1901

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  Direct Link   Download 33 Minutes 17 Aug 2013

Edward faced a weary time, a weary time. His allies demanded money, he had none to give them. So they refused to fight, while the French closed in on Gascony and raided the south coast of England. Edward handed out impossible orders, sacked perfectly competent ministers and became increasingly isolated from his parliament, magnates and ministers. Against this background, in the Friday market at Ghent in 1340, Edward declared himself king of France.. . .