English Heritage Podcast

The English Heritage Podcast

Take England's story with you on-the-go with our podcast. Listen online, or download via Soundcloud to enjoy any episode on the move.

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Latest Episodes



Halloween Edition

Join Historic Property Steward Gavin Wright on a journey into the ghosts and spirits rumoured to dwell at Dover Castle, in our first Halloween episode. Then in episode two, Property Supervisor Katy Blows reveals some of the unexplained sounds and sights that have occurred in recent years at Audley End House in Essex.

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Halloween Special



Episode 1: Dark Tales from Dover Castle

Join Historic Property Steward Gavin Wright at Dover Castle to explore the horrifying historic stories and rumoured spirits from one of England's most important strategic fortresses. Download (19.3MB)

Audley End House

Episode 2: Coming Soon

Hear from Property Supervisor Katy Blows about unexplained events at Audley End House in recent years, from doors banging in empty rooms, to the recurring figure of a man in the service corridors.

Battle 1066 - Year of the Normans



Episode 1

Re-live the atmosphere and tension of the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings with this special podcast. Join historian Marc Morris to examine why 1066 is the most important date in history; we take a tour of Old Sarum in Wiltshire, and find out about all the 1066 events coming up to mark this momentous anniversary.

Episode 2

In this episode, join historians, experts and battle re-enactors as we take a look back at the events that shaped English history. Senior Curator Rowena Willard-Wright discusses the role of women in 1066; we catch-up with re-enactors on the 1066 march down to Battle, and discover what William may have been thinking when he first landed on English soil with his troops.

Episode 3

In the final of three special 1066 editions of the podcast, Senior Properties Curator Roy Porter looks at the circumstances surrounding Harold's death, Head Curator, Jeremy Ashbee, talks about the legacy of the Norman Conquest on England, and we discover what the everyday Anglo-Saxons may have been thinking when the Normans first invaded.

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