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Pax Britannica: A History of the British Empire

English, History, 3 seasons, 188 episodes, 4 days, 15 hours, 31 minutes
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Pax Britannica is a narrative history podcast covering the empire upon which the sun never set. Beginning with the accession of James VI of Scotland to the throne of England, Pax Britannica will follow the people and events that created an empire that dominated the globe. Hosted by a PhD candidate in British Imperial history, and based on extensive scholarship and primary sources, along with interviews with experts in their field, Pax Britannica aims to explain the rise and eventual fall of the largest empire in history. After all, how peaceful was the 'British Peace'?
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The History of the Mughal Empire - The Throneless Times

In this first episode of this bonus series, we hear about Timur's devastating raid of northern India, and then follow his descendant Babur through his adventurous early years.  For this episode, I found the following publications particularly useful: William Dalrymple, The Anarchy. William Dalrymple, The Last Mughal. John F. Richard, The Mughal Empire. Bamber Gascoigne, The Great Moghuls Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/1/202425 minutes, 37 seconds
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Bonus - Cromwell and Ireland with Prof. Micheál Ó Siochrú

I speak with Micheál Ó Siochrú, Professor in Modern History at Trinity College Dublin about the Irish Confederacy, its strengths and successes, the place of Oliver Cromwell in Irish history, and whether the conquest was genocidal in intention and outcome. Interested listeners might enjoy reading: Micheál Ó Siochrú, Confederate Ireland, 1642-1649, 1999 Micheál Ó Siochrú, God’s Executioner: Oliver Cromwell and the Conquest of Ireland, 2008. Have your say in the Airwave survey! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PAXBRITANNICA Join the Mailing List! Join the Patreon House of Lords for ad-free episodes! Go to AirwaveMedia.com to find other great history shows. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/11/202424 minutes, 49 seconds
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Bonus - The Conquest of Jamaica with Prof. Carla Pestana

I speak to Professor Carla Gardina Pestana, Distinguished Professor and Joyce Appleby Endowed Chair of America in the World at UCLA, and ask her about Oliver Cromwell's Western Design. Recommended for listeners who want to know more: Carla Gardina Pestana, The World of Plymouth Plantation, (Belknap Press / Harvard University Press, 2020). Carla Gardina Pestana, The English Conquest of Jamaica: Oliver Cromwell’s Bid for Empire, (Belknap Press / Harvard University Press, 2017). Carla Gardina Pestana, The English Atlantic in an Age of Revolution, 1640-1661, (Harvard University Press, 2004). This podcast is part of the Airwave Media podcast network. Contact [email protected] to inquire about advertising on this podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/29/202455 minutes, 51 seconds
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Listen Now: Even the Royals

Admit it: you’re obsessed with royal families – watching them, gossiping about them, wanting to be them. It’s the stuff of fantasy. But for real life royals, the crown jewels can be more like shiny handcuffs. There are expectations and rules – and if you break them, the consequences are big, and very public. And there are royal families and wild royal tales from around the world and throughout history that you have never heard before. Even the Royals is a new podcast from Wondery that takes you inside the cloistered world of royal families, past and present, where wealth and status often come at the expense of your freedom – and maybe even your life. In these stories, very human emotions, like jealousy, love, disgust, have the power to reshape the world. This is just a preview of Even the Royals. You can listen to the full episode wherever you get your podcasts, or at Wondery.fm/royals_paxbritannica. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/21/20248 minutes, 49 seconds
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03.13 - The Tory War

After the defeat of the Royalist coalition, the last military resistance to the Commonwealth in Ireland are irregular Tories - isolated, cut off from the chain of command, thousands of veteran Irish fights live off the land, establish bases in bogs and hills, and hit the English occupation forces wherever they can. The Commonwealth goes to extreme lengths to crush them. Join the Mailing List! Join the Patreon House of Lords for ad-free episodes! Sarah Barber, ‘Settlement, Transplantation and Expulsion: A Comparative Study of the Placement of Peoples’, in British Interventions in Early Modern Ireland, ed. by Ciaran Brady and Jane Ohlmeyer (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005). John Cunningham, ‘Politics, 1641-1660’, Cambridge History of Ireland Elaine Murphy, Micheál Ó Siochrú, Jason Peacey, John Morril, eds. The Letters, Writings, and Speeches of Oliver Crmwell: Volume II, 2022. David Edwards, ‘Political Change and Social Transformation, 1603-1641’, Cambridge History of Ireland Micheál Ó Siochrú, (ed.) Kingdoms in Crisis: Ireland in the 1640s, 2000 Micheál Ó Siochrú, Confederate Ireland, 1642-1649, 1999 Micheál Ó Siochrú, God’s Executioner: Oliver Cromwell and the Conquest of Ireland. Micheál Ó Siochrú, 'Atrocity, Codes of Conduct and the Irish in the British Civil Wars 1641-1653', Past & Present , 195 (May, 2007), pp. 55-86 Pádraig Lenihan, Consolidating Conquest: Ireland 1603-1727 (England: Pearson, 2008). Pádraig Lenihan, Confederate Catholics at War, 1641-49, 2001 Pádraig Lenihan, 'Siege Massacres in Ireland: Drogheda in Context', in Martyn Bennett, Raymond Gillespie, and Scott Spurlock (eds), Cromwell and Ireland: New Perspectives Wheeler, James Scott, 'Ormond and Cromwell: The Struggle for Ireland', in Martyn Bennett, Raymond Gillespie, and Scott Spurlock (eds), Cromwell and Ireland: New Perspectives Martyn Bennett, ‘God’s Wall of Brass: Cromwell’s Generals in Ireland, 1649-1650’ in Martyn Bennett, Raymond Gillespie, and Scott Spurlock (eds), Cromwell and Ireland: New Perspectives Derek Hirst, ‘Security and Reform in England’s Other Nations, 1649-1658’, in Michael J. Braddick. The Oxford Handbook of the English Revolution. R. Scott Spurlock, ‘Cromwell and Catholics: Towards a Reassessment of Lay Catholic Experience in Interregnum Ireland’, in Constructing the Past: Writing Irish History, 1600-1800, ed. by Mark Williams and Stephen Paul Forrest, Irish Historical Monographs (Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 2010). Wells, Jennifer, ‘Proceedings at the High Court of Justice at Dublin and Cork 1652-1654, part 2’, Archivium Hibernicum, 67, 76-274. Go to AirwaveMedia.com to find other great history shows. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/17/202327 minutes, 18 seconds
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Bonus - The Denbigh House of Cards

The final attempt at compromise with Charles I was a secret mission by the earl of Denbigh, but the king famously denied it. Or did he? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/1/202318 minutes, 49 seconds
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Trailer - Pax Britannica: A History of the British Empire

Find Pax Britannica everywhere you find your podcasts, or go to Pod.Link/Pax to find out more. Check out the podcast website Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/20/20232 minutes, 29 seconds
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Bonus - Grey History: The French Revolution

The first episode of the Grey History Podcast. Go to https://greyhistory.com/ to find out more, or find it on your favourite podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/13/202342 minutes, 35 seconds
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Bonus - The Blazing World with Dr Jonathan Healey

I speak with Jonathan Healey, author of the new book 'The Blazing World: A New History of Revolutionary England' Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/22/202345 minutes, 39 seconds
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Bonus - The Great Defiance with Dr David Veevers

I speak with Dr David Veevers, author of The Great Defiance: How the World Took on the British Empire. Order The Great Defiance from Penguin or from your local bookstore. Join the Mailing List and stay up to date HERE Check out the podcast website Check out Pax Britannica Merch! Facebook | Twitter | Patreon | Donate Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/24/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 8 seconds
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Pax Recommends: History Daily

"On History Daily, we do history, daily. Every weekday host Lindsay Graham (American Scandal, American History Tellers) takes you back in time to explore a momentous moment that happened ‘on this day’ in history. Whether it’s to remember the tragedy of December 7th, 1941, the day “that will live in infamy,” or to celebrate that 20th day in July, 1969, when mankind reached the moon, History Daily is there to tell you the true stories of the people and events that shaped our world—one day at a time." Listen here: https://pod.link/HistoryDaily Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/23/202235 minutes, 44 seconds
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ScotRev | Was there a Scottish Revolution?

It's often overshadowed by the English Revolution, but the Scottish Covenanters achieved their own revolution between 1637 and 1644. Or did they? Thank you to all those who agreed to be interviewed for the series! Dr Andrew Lind Dr Chris Langley Dr Karie Schultz Dr Mikki Brock Dr Kirsteen MacKenzie Professor Julian Goodare Dr Louise Yeoman Dr Sharon Adams Professor Laura Stewart Dr Alan MacDonald Dr Claire McNulty Professor Allan MacInnes Dr Allan Kennedy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/2/202237 minutes, 42 seconds
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ScotRev | The Covenanters in Restoration Scotland with Dr Allan Kennedy

Dr Kennedy's Staff Page Dr Kennedy's Twitter History Scotland Scottish Privy Council Project Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/6/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 38 seconds
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ScotRev | Gothic Revivalism and Covenanted Confederalism with Prof Allan MacInnes

I speak with Allan MacInnes, Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Strathclyde Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/8/202145 minutes, 42 seconds
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Bonus - Historical Fiction with Zack Twamley

https://books2read.com/matchlockbook1 Listen to When Diplomacy Fails HERE http://www.wdfpodcast.com/matchlock Check out the podcast website Check out Pax Britannica Merch! Facebook | Twitter | Patreon | Donate Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/25/202138 minutes
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ScotRev | Church Discipline in Revolutionary Edinburgh with Dr Claire McNulty

I speak with Dr Claire McNulty Dr McNulty's Twitter: @DrClaireMcNulty Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/15/202134 minutes, 29 seconds
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ScotRev | Maintaining the Covenanter Regime in Civil War Scotland with Dr Alan MacDonald

I speak with Dr Alan MacDonald, Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Dundee Dr MacDonald's Twitter: @estaitis Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/15/202144 minutes, 51 seconds
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ScotRev | Rethinking the Scottish Revolution with Prof. Laura Stewart

Rethinking the Scottish Revolution: Covenanted Scotland, 1637-53 Union and Revolution: Scotland and Beyond, 1625-1745 Check out the podcast website Check out Pax Britannica Merch! Facebook | Twitter | Patreon | Donate Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/7/202157 minutes, 10 seconds
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ScotRev | Scottish Republicanism and Anti-Monarchism with Dr Sharon Adams

Check out the podcast website Check out Pax Britannica Merch! Facebook | Twitter | Patreon | Donate Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/1/202139 minutes, 28 seconds
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ScotRev | Piety and Heartwork in Covenanter Scotland with Dr Louise Yeoman

Witch Hunt Podcast: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07rn38z/episodes/downloads Time Travels: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b094d4hl/episodes/downloads Check out the podcast website Check out Pax Britannica Merch! Facebook | Twitter | Patreon | Donate Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/25/20211 hour, 55 seconds
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02.17 - A Peaceful Land, A Quiet People?

Check out the podcast website Check out Pax Britannica Merch! Facebook | Twitter | Patreon | Donate For this episode, I found the following publications particularly useful: Kishlansky, M, Monarchy Transformed Macinnes, Allan, The British Revolution, 1629-1660 Harris, T. Rebellion M. Perceval-Maxwell, The Outbreak of the Irish Rebellion Of 1641 Jane Ohlmeyer, Micheál Ó Siochrú, Ireland, 1641: Contexts and Reactions Micheál Ó Siochrú, God’s Executioner: Oliver Cromwell and the Conquest of Ireland Tim Harris, Rebellion Mark Kishlansky, A Monarchy Transformed John Cunningham, ‘Politics, 1641-1660’, Cambridge History of Ireland David Edwards, ‘Political Change and Social Transformation, 1603-1641’, Cambridge History of Ireland John Jeremiah Cronin and Padraig Lenihan, ‘Wars of Religion, 1641-1691’, Cambridge History of Ireland Diane Purkiss, The English Civil War Joseph Cope, ‘The Irish Rising’, in Michael J. Braddick. The Oxford Handbook of the English Revolution Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/21/202130 minutes, 34 seconds
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ScotRev | Defining Revolution with Prof. Julian Goodare

I discuss how we describe revolutions with Prof. Goodare Prof. Goodare's Staff Profile Check out the podcast website Check out Pax Britannica Merch! Facebook | Twitter | Patreon | Donate Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/18/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 41 seconds
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ScotRev | Covenanted Interests across Three Kingdoms with Dr Kirsteen MacKenzie

The Solemn League and Covenant of the Three Kingdoms and the Cromwellian Union, 1643-1663: https://www.routledge.com/The-Solemn-League-and-Covenant-of-the-Three-Kingdoms-and-the-Cromwellian/Mackenzie/p/book/9781409418696 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/11/20211 hour, 44 minutes, 4 seconds
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ScotRev | Protestantism, Revolution, and Scottish Political Thought with Dr Karie Schultz

The British School at Rome Research in Scottish History Podcast Follow Dr Schultz on Twitter Check out the podcast website Check out Pax Britannica Merch! Facebook | Twitter | Patreon | Donate Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/25/202142 minutes, 17 seconds
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ScotRev | The Kirk, the Covenanters, and the Revolution with Dr Chris Langley

The National Covenant in Scotland, 1638-1689 - Use code BB870 for a %40 discount Mapping the Scottish Reformation Dr Langley's Publications Check out the podcast website Check out Pax Britannica Merch! Facebook | Twitter | Patreon | Donate Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/18/202150 minutes, 17 seconds
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ScotRev | Scottish Royalism during the British Civil Wars with Dr Andrew Lind

The National Covenant in Scotland, 1638-1689 - Use code BB870 for a %40 discount Battle in the Burgh: Glasgow during the British Civil Wars, c.1638-1651 Follow Dr Lind on Twitter Check out the podcast website Check out Pax Britannica Merch! Facebook | Twitter | Patreon | Donate Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/11/202140 minutes, 27 seconds
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Bonus - The East India Company with Dr David Veevers

Follow Dr Veevers on Twitter Buy The Origins of the British Empire in Asia HERE Check out the podcast website: https://www.paxbritannica.info Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PodBritannica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BritannicaPax Patreon: https://Patreon.com/PaxBritannica Donate: https://www.paypal.com/donate?token=o8YvWF6xKTcsS1U7xAzp2EqmYBGR5vQJwvIwI4VqZk4jXzM7iczctH2l9Yo9u0RcApBuid5Ojv9Qsemh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/14/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 5 seconds
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Bonus - Cromwell's Protectorate with Paul Lay

Buy Providence Lost HERE Attend the Western Design talk on 13/01/2021 HERE Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/7/20211 hour, 1 minute, 29 seconds
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Bonus - Sir Thomas Fairfax by CavalierCast

In this episode, CavalierCast host Mark Turnbull speaks to 3 expert guests about the overshadowed Sir Thomas Fairfax, General of Parliament's New Model Army. Professor Andrew Hopper, Colonel Nick Lipscombe and MJ Logue discuss why he isn't better remembered, along with: Fairfax's family, military experience and the events he shaped. Reasons behind his appointment as General of the New Model Army. How instrumental he was in Parliament's ultimate victory. His 300 poems and poetic side. To find out more about the civil war, you can read various articles relating to it on my blog: http://www.allegianceofblood.com Please do subscribe to CavalierCast! You can keep on touch with the host on Twitter (@1642author) and Facebook (www.Facebook.com/markturnbullauthor). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/27/202047 minutes, 18 seconds
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Bonus - The Ancient Britons by the Early Stuart England Podcast

A guest episode from the Early Stuart England Podcast! The King's Welsh subjects rally to his cause, turning the western borderlands into one of the key strategic theatres of the war. Listen to the show here: https://pod.link/1405626360 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/20/202040 minutes, 32 seconds
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Bonus - The Philosophy of Empire

To understand the past, sometimes we need to examine our values and subject them to philosophical analysis. The British Empire was a complex, varied entity that stretched across the world and changed over the centuries. How do we understand the mindset of those people in the C19th who created it, or lived in it? This episode is designed to get you thinking and analysing big questions and unpleasant moral problems. Ultimately the answers will be down to your judgements. Be warned some material is upsetting and contains references to genocide, racism, slavery, the holocaust, abortion and critiques of religion. I hope you find it stimulating. Listen to Age of Victoria here: https://pod.link/1234105258 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/18/20201 hour, 34 seconds
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Bonus - The Sinking of the Arandora Star

This was the talk I gave at this year's Intelligent Speech conference. I follow three interned 'enemy aliens' during the Second World War, as the British Government arrested them. Their eventual fates were very different, but first they would all have to pass through the crucible of the Arandora Star. Check out the podcast website Check out Pax Britannica Merch! Facebook | Twitter | Patreon | Donate Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/27/202042 minutes, 4 seconds
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Bonus - The Pre-History of Maryland

Jared Books from A History of Maryland covers the winding background of the colony Listen to A History of Maryland : https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/jared-books/a-history-of-maryland Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/30/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 3 seconds
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Bonus - For God or the Devil with Zachary Twamley

I talk with When Diplomacy Fails' Zack Twamley about his new book, For God or the Devil: A History of the Thirty Years War. We chat about how the conflict is remembered, and what he's learnt after returning to the topic after seven years. Buy the book HERE Listen to When Diplomacy Fails HERE Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/23/202036 minutes, 23 seconds