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August 12, 2010 @ 6:56 pm

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In our first ever podcast we take a brisk stroll through history with sweeping generalisations taking us from Stonehenge to the ninth century. Reviewing proper will start with Alfred the Great next time.

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  • Laura

    Great podcast that will definitely keep listening to! I will however, draw you attention to the so-called ‘King of Stonehenge’. I don’t blame you for not being aware of him as his’ kingly’ status is a bit tentative, but he was possibly the first known kingly figure in England, so is relevant to your topic. However, well done on the fact that Stonehenge was built before roundhouses - good guess! In the Neolithic period people generally lived in rectangular ‘long-houses’ - sorry Ali!

    Interesting leap forward to the late Iron Age - where did those 2000 years after the construction of go?! This is where our Stonehenge King comes in and also all the lovely, lovely gold work.

    I enjoyed the bit of feminist discussion which I thought was very perceptive and worthy of note; the bloody Romans get away with far too much if you ask me!

    And…finally I was most pleased with the history of the ‘myth’ of King Arthur and the rest of the podcast was really very interesting, entertaining and made for very good listening!

    Aug 18, 2010 at 3:54 pm
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