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Edward II (1307-1327)

Edward II was the first English king deposed after the Norman Conquest. Standard history says he was then murdered. But was he?

From  Ann Nikolai on April 27th, 2020 0 likes 27 plays 0  

Lecture 2: The Anarchy (1135 - 1153)

William the Conqueror's grandchildren, Empress Matilda and Stephen of Blois, contended with each other for the throne of England when William's last son, Henry I, died without a legitimate…

From  Pamela Camara on April 16th, 2020 0 likes 32 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 123 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 39 plays 0  

The Wars of the Roses_ Reign of Richard III (Session 9)

This episode: Richard III becomes king under interesting circumstances. His reign doesn't last long, and ends in the Battle of Bosworth Field, marking the end of the Plantagenet dynasty and…

From  Ann Nikolai on March 19th, 2020 0 likes 36 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 60 plays 0  

The Wars of the Roses: Readeption (1470-1471) (Session 6)

This episode: Don't blink or you'll miss Henry VI's reassumption of the throne. Plus some character descriptions of key players and a chance to imagine yourself in London, 1471, and…

From  Ann Nikolai on March 18th, 2020 0 likes 33 plays 0