History at Home


Step into England’s story with our new weekly podcast. Join presenter Charles Rowe as we bring the history of our sites to life with news, views and expert interviews.

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Episode 146 - 1066 and all that: What happened after the Battle of Hastings?

Following on from episode 130, in which we discussed the events and people behind the Battle of Hastings, we’re now shifting our attention to the turbulent years that followed. We often think of 1066 as a big turning point in English history, but it actually took another six years for the Norman Conquest to take hold. Joining us to talk through William the Conqueror’s coronation and the measures he took to assert his authority are Senior Properties Curator Roy Porter and Curator of Collections and Interiors for the South East, Kathryn Bedford.

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Black History

In these episodes of the podcast, discover the story of the Crafts' incredible journey and fight for freedom, what life would have been like for Dido Belle growing up in the georgian aristocracy and the legacy that the transatlantic slave trade has left at our properties. Plus we discuss the black people commemorated by Blue Plaques in London, including musical legend Bob Marley.

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In this mini series, our experts answer your questions. From castles to monasteties, discover the things you always wanted to know. Get your question answered in a future episode: email us at podcast@english-heritage.org.uk with your question and your name to be included. 

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