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Agincourt -- 1415

Henry V became a hero by defeating the French at Agincourt in 1415. It was a battle memorialized in Shakespeare's play "Henry V" -- with several stirring speeches ("we band of…

From  Ann Nikolai on May 21st, 2020 0 likes 17 plays 0  

The Barons' Wars (1215-1266)

Magna Carta, signed by King John in 1215, did not settle the disputes between the monarch and his barons. John's son, Henry III, reigned for more than 50 turbulent years in which the barons…

From  Ann Nikolai on April 23rd, 2020 0 likes 20 plays 0  

The Battle of Hastings to the Domesday Book (1066-1086)

The Norman Conquest of England is one of the few true "turning points" in history. England was immediately and substantially different after William the Conqueror defeated Harold Godwinson…

From  Ann Nikolai on April 12th, 2020 0 likes 171 plays 0  

First Battle of St Albans (1455 to 1460), No. 4

Henry V, hero of Agincourt (1415), died in 1422 leaving his 9-month old son heir to the crown. After decades of war with France, England's economic and political turmoil came to a head. Magnates…

From  Ann Nikolai on March 31st, 2020 0 likes 34 plays 0  

First Maneuvers (1444 - 1455) , No. 3

A number of arguments arise between the soon-to-be warring parties, particularly over losses in France, which were overseen by Edmund Beaufort, Duke of Somerset, while Richard, 3rd Duke of York fumed…

From  Ann Nikolai on March 30th, 2020 0 likes 38 plays 0  

Henry VII's Early Reign (1485-1500) (Session 10)

In this episode, Henry VII mops up the remains of Yorkist opposition and establishes his rule using marriage, murder and money management.

From  Ann Nikolai on March 23rd, 2020 0 likes 34 plays 0  

The Wars of the Roses: Deaths of Last Lancastrians (1471) (Session 8)

This episode: Edward IV consolidates his position as king by overcoming Warwick and the Lancastrians in two battles.Course overview: Henry V, hero of Agincourt (1415), died in 1422 leaving his…

From  Ann Nikolai on March 19th, 2020 0 likes 0 plays 0  

The Wars of the Roses: Edward IV Becomes King (1461-1470) (Session 7)

This episode: Edward IV becomes the king after defeating the Lancastrians in a few key battles. His surprising marriage to Elizabeth Woodville upsets Warwick the Kingmaker's tidy arrangements…

From  Ann Nikolai on March 19th, 2020 0 likes 63 plays 0  

The Wars of the Roses: Battles 1455-1461 (Session 5)

Henry V, hero of Agincourt (1415), died in 1422 leaving his 9-month old son heir to the crown. After decades of war with France, England's economic and political turmoil came to a head.…

From  Ann Nikolai on March 14th, 2020 0 likes 302 plays 0