Medieval podcasts

The Church and the propaganda of political reform in 13th century England

This talk explores churchmen in the 13th century contributed to the politicisation of English society.

Add to ... 

Medieval queens in The National Archives

Dr Jessica Nelson explores the role of the queen in medieval England, using records held at The National Archives....

Add to ... 

Medieval warfare: sources and approaches

An exploration of how records created by the crown before 1485 can be used to study medieval armies, campaigns and...

Add to ... 

Was Richard II mad?

Terry Jones, 'Python', historian, broadcaster, actor, director and comedian, has called King Richard II a "victim of...

Add to ... 

Medieval criminals and the law

An introduction to the formidable collection of documents that relate to the law and criminals during the medieval...

Add to ... 

King John and Magna Carta

History has portrayed King John as a tyrannical monarch whose arbitrary conduct forced his barons into rebellion and...

Add to ... 

3Worlds Shamanism Podcast - Episode 4

A talk about shaman's drums and a chance to look at some pictures of them on the 3Worlds podcast home page at...

Add to ... 

3Worlds Shamanism Podcast - Episode 1

The first of a series of podcasts about shamanism (and a few other things) by Nicholas Breeze Wood, joint editor of...

Add to ... 

Manliest Job

Stuntman? Oil Rigger? Oyster Harvester? What the manliest job in the world? Thats what the "men" are finding out in...

Add to ... 

Add to ... 

3. Animals on Bede's Farm

The animals found on the farm range from Dexter Oxen through to Tamworth Boar, Geese, Goats and Chickens

Add to ... 

4. The Buildings and Dwellings at Bede's World Farm

Bede's Farm features several Anglo Saxon style reconstruction buildings such as Thirlings Hall.

Add to ... 

Magna Carta – what's so 'great' about the charter?

We apologise for the variable sound quality of this podcast.This year is the 800th anniversary of the granting of...

Add to ... 

Materiality matters: new approaches to medieval wax seal studies

Wax seals have been widely studied in terms of how they look, what they depict and what they might mean. But their...

Add to ... 

Graeme Taylor of Gryphon

Get Ready to ROCK!'s David Randall chats to Graeme Taylor of medieval prog rockers Gryphon

Add to ... 

England's Immigrants between 1330 and 1550

This talk explores a new research database which provides an insight into immigration in England in the late medieval...

Add to ... 

Medieval treason and magic

In this podcast, two of our records specialists tell us about treason and necromancy in The National Archives'...

Add to ... 

A tormented Tudor queen's treasonous 'love letter'

In this episode, Neil Johnston and Christopher Day discuss a letter written by Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of...

Add to ... 

Rosanna Cantavella - Sexual education in the Middle Ages

Yes: hard to believe as it may be, sexual education was taught in the Middle Ages throughout Western Europe. From the...

Add to ...