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 30 Minutes 02 Dec 2012

When Edward I arrived back in 1289 from Gascony, he was in many ways at the height of his awesomeness. A chivalric monarch, a leading stateman in Christendom, and at least partly responsible for legal reforms, that will cause a historian to call him 'the English Justinian'. But he also had problems. He was strapped for cash. There was a background of discontent against the firmness of Edward's rule. But Edward was a clever politician as well as a chivalric monarch, and knew how to negotiate his way back to popularity - and it would not be good news for England's Jewish community.. . .