History City

  • 12. Episode 12

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    History City traces the story of York - possibly the second most important place in England - from the end of the last Ice Age to the present day.Episode 12: 1400 to 1455 Rebellious bishops, bawdiness and feuding familiesIn this episode, one king (Richard II) is deposed and another takes the throne. Henry IV uses York to display his power with a tournament that attracts attention from all over Europe but he also crushes opponents – as the Archbishop of York finds out to his cost.Meanwhile, there’s a construction boom which completes many of the classic medieval buildings we still see in York today, the Minster, the Shambles and the churches. We hear about the craft guilds and their long lasting contribution to York’s heritage -- the Corpus Christi Mystery Plays – and how they slipped bawdiness and black humour into what were meant to be sacred tales.WARNING! there’s also an account of a divorce case which mentions body parts and the use of unusual expert witnesses……And we’re introduced to the families whose feuding around York became absorbed into what was later to be called the Wars of the Roses.Thanks to our guests, James Wright of the Yorkshire Museum, www.yorkshiremuseum.org.uk/ and also to Linda Terry and Janice Newton of York Mystery Plays Supporters Trust. You can see more of their work at https://ympst.co.uk/ and on their YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/@ympst.Appropriately, we recorded their interview during rehearsals at All Saints Church, North Street,www.allsaints-northstreet.org.uk which has one of the finest collections of medieval stained glass in England, dating from 1410 to 1440.By the way, the voice of God you heard during rehearsals was supplied by Daniel Wilmot.The Spirit of York is Alison Willis.This episode of History City was made with the help of the Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past at the University of York. So my thanks to Dr Victoria Hoyle and for the invaluable help of researcher Katie Vernon.This show was recorded and produced by Guy Morgan of Soundstagenorth.If you enjoyed the programme, why not write a review on your podcast provider’s site?It helps spread the word.
  • 11. Episode 11

    47:22
    History City traces the story of York - possibly the second most important place in England - from the end of the last Ice Age to the present day.Episode 11 The wills of strong women, The Black Death and afterwardsIn this episode, people were making wills in the 1300s long before the Black Death arrived, but what do they say about them and what they had to leave behind? And as the need to write wills becomes more urgent, what impact does the Black Death have on York?Our guests:Zoe Eames, lecturer in history at York College, and Professor Sarah Rees Jones, whose book; York The Making of a City 1068-1350 is published by Oxford University Press. https://global.oup.com/academic/product/york-9780198201946?cc=gb&lang=en&Other internet rabbit holes to go down are the In Our Time Podcast The Black Death:https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00bcqt8Professor Alice Roberts interviewed on History Extra about disease in the Middle Ages: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/plague-leprosy-murder-unlocking-the-secrets-of/id256580326?i=1000647559979Gone Medieval’s episode on the Black Death: https://podfollow.com/gone-medieval/episode/e0f34f93269b6b641baffe2a9871e772d64c4d89/viewand the one on Geoffrey Chaucer:https://podfollow.com/gone-medieval/episode/7f844759b6819c5c124744e94190efa587b615ed/view and the one on The Hundred Years’ War:https://podfollow.com/gone-medieval/episode/12b1348852f7338b02ca1ede34441451ac720709/viewThis episode of History City was made with the help of the Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past at the University of York. So thanks to Dr Victoria Hoyle and to researcher George Young. Incidentally, Alex Harvey from the Yorkshire Museum -- our regular contributor on the Post Roman and Anglian periods has published his first book, not about York, but the Isle of Axholme in North Lincolnshire. Here’s a link to the Amazon page https://www.amazon.co.uk/Riddles-Isle-History-Axholme-Normans/dp/1739191641/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2X32JAUZ40VH&keywords=riddles+of+the+isle+by+alex+harvey&qid=1702313655&sprefix=riddles+of+%2Caps%2C89&sr=8-1The Spirit of York is Alison Willis. This show was recorded and produced by Guy Morgan of Soundstagenorth. If you enjoyed the programme, why not write a review on your podcast provider’s site? It helps spread the word.
  • 10. Episode 10

    47:34
    History City traces the story of York - possibly the second most important place in England - from the end of the last Ice Age to the present day.Episode 10 York, Capital of England?In this episode we explore a dark chapter in York’s past, explain how Scotland made York – for one brief moment – the most important place in England, and look towards the thundering hooves of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse as they bear down on the city.Our guest was Professor Sarah Rees Jones, whose book;York The Making of a City 1068-1350 is published by Oxford University Press.https://global.oup.com/academic/product/york-9780198201946?cc=gb&lang=en&Other internet rabbit holes to go down are the In Our Time Podcast:The Second Barons’ War https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000vqq3The Twelfth Century Renaissance: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07z6vzqThe Magna Carta: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00k4fg7The Third Crusade: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00547lsHistory Hit’s Gone Medieval podcast also has an episode on Magna Carta:https://open.spotify.com/episode/6sg5275zsR0NKGsOOdmapaand on the Origins of Scottish Independence: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5dkxleVKAtySzVF5Da3xX3and Lies that Misled Medieval People: https://open.spotify.com/episode/3aM5c97usMkKinaKg3toHWThe brief but rousing clip from Braveheart was used for educational purposes and the rights remain with the holder. However, it has to be said that many historians are somewhat sceptical about the accuracy of Mel Gibson’s Hollywood blockbuster.The closing music was from the album Compline Service with Anthems & Motets by the Choir Of Clare College Cambridge. GAM CD 531This episode of History City was made with the help of the Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past at the University of York. So thanks to Dr Victoria Hoyle and to researcher George Young.Incidentally, Alex Harvey from the Yorkshire Museum -- our regular contributor on the Post Roman and Anglian periods has published his first book, not about York, but the Isle of Axholme in North Lincolnshire. Here’s a link to the Amazon pagehttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Riddles-Isle-History-Axholme-Normans/dp/1739191641/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2X32JAUZ40VH&keywords=riddles+of+the+isle+by+alex+harvey&qid=1702313655&sprefix=riddles+of+%2Caps%2C89&sr=8-1The Spirit of York is Alison Willis.This show was recorded and produced by Guy Morgan of Soundstagenorth.If you enjoyed the programme, why not write a review on your podcast provider’s site? It helps spread the word.
  • 9. History City Episode 9

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    History City traces the story of York - possibly the second most important place in England - from the end of the last Ice Age to the present day.Episode 9: York in the 1100s - A boom town in times of troubleGuests in this episode are Professor Sarah Rees Jones and Aleksandra McClain, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Archaeology at the University of York.The Spirit of York is embodied by Alison Willis.Sarah Rees Jones’ book York The Making of a City 1068-1350 is published by Oxford University Press:https://global.oup.com/academic/product/york-9780198201946?cc=gb&lang=en&Other internet rabbit holes to go down are:The In Our Time PodcastThe Norman Yoke: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b009q7zmThen History Hit’s Gone Medieval strand has several podcasts that cover what was going on in this period: Henry I: https://podfollow.com/gone-medieval/episode/b2ca63c383bc789f6a671b4c8b0d3fdb6774bc68/viewCastles: https://podfollow.com/gone-medieval/episode/624ee3db45a8163d2c48e366b69e5f9f712227a8/viewThe Anarchy and Empress Matilda: https://podfollow.com/gone-medieval/episode/f01e958fbe470c80edafa2c7ee663071165e5dd6/viewThis episode of History City was made with the help of the Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past at the University of York. So thanks to IPUP's Director, Dr Victoria Hoyle and to researcher George Young. The show was recorded and produced by Guy Morgan of Soundstagenorth. If you enjoyed the programme, please write a review on the site of your podcast provider and join us next time.
  • 8. History City Episode 8

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    History City traces the story of York - possibly the second most important place in England - from the end of the last Ice Age to the present day.Episode 8: The Harrying of the North – York becomes a battlegroundGuests in this episode are Professor Sarah Rees Jones and Aleksandra McClain, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Archaeology at the University of York.Symeon of Durham’s words were read by Andrew Isherwood, and those of Orderic Vitalis were voiced by David Newell. The Spirit of York is embodied by Alison Willis.Sarah Rees Jones’ book York The Making of a City 1068-1350 is published by Oxford University Presshttps://global.oup.com/academic/product/york-9780198201946?cc=gb&lang=en&Another internet rabbit hole to go down is the In Our Time PodcastThe Norman Yoke: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b009q7zmThis episode of History City was made with the help of the Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past at the University of York. So thanks to IPUP's Director, Dr Victoria Hoyle and to researcher George Young. The show was recorded and produced by Guy Morgan of Soundstagenorth. If you enjoyed the programme, please write a review on the site of your podcast provider and join us next time.
  • 7. History City Episode 7

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    History City traces the story of York - possibly the second most important place in England - from the end of the last Ice Age to the present day.Episode 7: 1066, Family feuds and a forgotten battleGuests in this episode are Professor Sarah Rees Jones, Independent Researcher, Chas Jones and Aleksandra McClain, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Archaeology at the University of York.Chas Jones’ book The Forgotten Battle of 1066: Fulford is available on amazon:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Forgotten-Battle-1066-Fulford/dp/0752438107/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3MVL4ZKKT5ZLH&keywords=the+forgotten+battle+of+1066+Fulford&qid=1693743280&s=books&sprefix=the+forgotten+battle+of+1066+fulford%2Cstripbooks%2C83&sr=1-1Sarah Rees Jones’ book, York The Making of a City 1068-1350 is published by Oxford University Presshttps://global.oup.com/academic/product/york-9780198201946?cc=gb&lang=en&Further internet rabbit holes to chase down include:https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-22302298https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/15991567.dig-finds-confirm-site-battle-fulford/In Our Time podcasts: The Battle of Stamford Bridgehttps://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b011jvltThe Norman Yoke: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b009q7zmThe Spirit of York is embodied by Alison Willis.This episode was produced and presented by Guy Morgan. It’s a Soundstagenorth production.If you enjoyed the show, please write a review on the site of your podcast provider and join us next time.
  • 6. History City Episode 6

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    History City traces the story of York - possibly the second most important place in England - from the end of the last Ice Age to the present day.Episode 6: Slavery, the king-making archbishop and the end of independent York.Guests in this episode are: Alex Harvey from The Yorkshire Museum and Miranda Schmeiderer and Lucas Norton – hosts of That Jorvik Viking Thing podcast https://www.jorvikthing.com/podcasts/Further internet rabbit holes to chase down include: https://www.yorkshiremuseum.org.uk/ https://www.jorvikvikingcentre.co.uk/https://jorvikvikingfestival.co.uk/Vikings Live at The British Museum from 2014https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuL0Q0tsid4The Spirit of York is embodied by Alison Willis. This episode was produced and presented by Guy Morgan. It’s a Soundstagenorth production. If you enjoyed the show, please write a review on the site of your podcast provider and join us next time.
  • 5. History City Episode 5

    45:34
    History City traces the story of York - possibly the second most important place in England - from the end of the last Ice Age to the present day.Episode 5: The arrival of the Northmen and the discovery of Viking York’s lost street.Guests in this episode are: Alex Harvey from The Yorkshire Museum and Miranda Schmeiderer and Lucas Norton – hosts of That Jorvik Viking Thing podcast https://www.jorvikthing.com/podcasts/And they will be back again for more Norse morsels in the next episode, when Yorkshire becomes part of England and an excavation at a local bank discovers something much more personal than a comb…...Further internet rabbit holes to chase down include: https://www.yorkshiremuseum.org.uk/ https://www.jorvikvikingcentre.co.uk/https://jorvikvikingfestival.co.uk/Vikings Live at The British Museum from 2014https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuL0Q0tsid4In this podcast:Alcuin of York’s diatribes were voiced by David Newell.The Spirit of York is embodied by Alison Willis. This episode was produced and presented by Guy Morgan. It’s a Soundstagenorth production. If you enjoyed the show, please write a review on the site of your podcast provider and join us next time.
  • 4. History City Episode 4

    37:59
    History City traces the story of York - possibly the second most important place in England - from the end of the last Ice Age to the present day.Episode 4: Eboracum becomes Eoferwic. Christianity and Northumbrian kings.Guests in this episode are: Alex Harvey from The Yorkshire Museum and Dr Ailsa Mainman, author of Anglian York, published by Blackthorn Press (ISBN-10 : ‎1906259526, ISBN-13 ‏: ‎ 978-1906259525)Further internet rabbit holes to chase down: https://www.yorkshiremuseum.org.uk/ https://www.yorkshiremuseum.org.uk/collections/collections-highlights/the-york-helmet/ https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/galleries/sutton-hoo-and-europeRadio 4 In Our Time, Alcuin of York: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000dqy8The Spirit of York is embodied by Alison Willis. This episode was produced and presented by Guy Morgan. It’s a Soundstagenorth production. Thanks for listening and if you enjoyed the show, please write a review on the site of your podcast provider.
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