Monday, 15 August 2011
England in the Reign of Henry I - History of England Dave Crowther
Did the effective establishment of a feudal system under the Normans in England create the stable conditions that allowed the country to develop out of feudalism? It is an interesting question that Dave raises early on in this episode of the History of England. He doesn't answer it, he gets on with describing the politics, infighting and fighting methods in use at the time instead. If you don't know your Plantagenets from your Normans, this is a great podcast series. If you know very little about the subject it is a good starting point as it assumes very little knowledge of history.
If you want a bit more depth and already have a good idea of what went on, try http://historicalpodcasts.blogspot.com/2011/01/europe-from-its-origins-episode-19-1347.html - bearing in mind you'll have to invest a lot more time into it.
But you if like this period, you may well enjoy both. I do.