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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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  • Aug 16 2022
    Parliament faces a crisis as divisions in their armies come to a head. Oliver Cromwell and Sir William Waller take aim at the earls of Manchester and Essex. The latest attempt at peace talkes between Charles I and the parliamentarians collapse. Calls for a clean slate are answered by the Self-Denying Ordinance and the New Model Ordinance. Sir Thomas Fairfax gets promoted. Check out the podcast website Listen to the History of Westeros here: http://www.historyofwesteros.com/ Check out Pax Britannica Merch! Facebook | Twitter | Patreon | Donate For this episode, I found the following publications particularly useful: Kenyon, J. and Ohlmeyer, J., The Civil Wars: A Military History of England, Scotland, and Ireland, 1638-1660. Harris, T. Rebellion Michael Braddick. The Oxford Handbook of the English Revolution Michael Braddick, God's Fury, England's Fire Nick Lipscombe, The English Civil War: An Atlas and Concise History of the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, 1639-51 Peter Gaunt, The English Civil War: A Military History Cotton, A. N. B. (1977). Cromwell and the Self-Denying Ordinance. History, 62(205), 211–231. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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    34 mins
  • Aug 7 2022
    Essex walks into a trap of his own making at Lostwithiel, and divisions between the Lord General, Manchester, Waller, and Cromwell, lead to another missed opportunity at the Second Battle of Newbury. Check out the podcast website Check out Pax Britannica Merch! Facebook | Twitter | Patreon | Donate For this episode, I found the following publications particularly useful: Kenyon, J. and Ohlmeyer, J., The Civil Wars: A Military History of England, Scotland, and Ireland, 1638-1660. Harris, T. Rebellion Michael Braddick. The Oxford Handbook of the English Revolution Michael Braddick, God's Fury, England's Fire Nick Lipscombe, The English Civil War: An Atlas and Concise History of the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, 1639-51 Peter Gaunt, The English Civil War: A Military History Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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    28 mins
  • Jul 31 2022
    Royalist, Parliamentarian, and Covenanter meet on Marston Moor, and the fate of the North is decided. Check out the podcast website Check out Pax Britannica Merch! Facebook | Twitter | Patreon | Donate For this episode, I found the following publications particularly useful: Kenyon, J. and Ohlmeyer, J., The Civil Wars: A Military History of England, Scotland, and Ireland, 1638-1660. Harris, T. Rebellion Michael Braddick. The Oxford Handbook of the English Revolution Michael Braddick, God's Fury, England's Fire Nick Lipscombe, The English Civil War: An Atlas and Concise History of the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, 1639-51 Peter Gaunt, The English Civil War: A Military History Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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    31 mins

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Extensive, Clearly-Reasoned and Well-Performed

This is the rare podcast show where the host is a phd candidate in the field so he has the energy and zeal for the topic to research it thoroughly, explain it plainly, and give analysis from many different angles.
Too often a historian with 30 years in the field will view the course of historical events as pre-ordained. Mr. Hume does not fall prey to this tendency…or hasn’t fallen prey yet.
I am also VERY impressed with Mr. Hume’s narration skills.
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~~~For Samuel’s Information~~~
I will expand this review but this is simply my first take. I know you, Sam, will look to these reviews for feedback, so I must say I feel bad that I can’t match your devotion to this project with a review that shows the same care. But for now please accept this first pass and consider that I would give you an A+ based on what I have heard so far.
Also, I discovered your passion for this topic from your interview on THE HISTORY OF THE GREAT WAR podcast (April 10, 2022). From that I could tell you excelled in explaining history in a way that was a good fit for me.
I recommend you promote your podcast this way in the future if you want more listeners. Somehow I sense that, for you, the journey is the destination. If so then don’t change a thing.