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*dons schooper gheeky voiche* Wow, it's so cool when stuff like this happens.

So I'm listening to a fantastic podcast called The History of England by David Crowther, which talks about said history from the Anglo Saxons and all the way through to the Royal dynasties. I implore you to have a listen to it if you can its absolutely fascinating to listen to when working. I'm listening to it through itunes but I'm sure he'll have links on his website, which is full of insightful references to what he talks about in the show, you can check it out here: historyofengland.typepad.com/b…
This guy is brilliant!!

Anyway, I was listening to an episode about the relationship between Henry II and Thomas Becket,The Archbishop of Canterbury who was Canonised after being murdered at his altar after a misunderstanding in which four Knights mistook the King's meaning when he mentioned he wished he could be rid of him. And after what Mr. Crowther enlightened me to, I don't blame him. He was a bit of a pain in the Royal ass...

Anyway I'll get to the point. I was recommended I watch the film version of their relationship "Becket" starring Peter O' Toole and Richard Burton, and I thought to myself. "Darn, I don't think I'll ever get around to that"... and then I go to BBCiplayer to watch some soaps and there I find the film!!! Fantastic!! So thats what I'm watching. Excellent.

If you have access to iplayer you can watch it here www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/…

Yay! Now you all know what a complete history dork I am...


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  • Listening to: podcast-the history of England
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GreyEyes20 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
There was this series of episodes on BBC (I think) called the Black Adder, and there was a great episode that made a parody of this event in history.
Great recommendation with the podcasts!
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raylia Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Being a Hetalia fan, and even more so a fan of England in general, thankies for this.
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TaralWayne Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'd rather read the material. I find that I don't absorb information well when spoken to me, and when I miss a point I can't go back and read it again.
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guilleelbardo Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist
Great Recommendation! I just checked it out. Love it. I usually listen to Melvyn Bragg "In our time" BBC Radio 4 show. It's not just history though, They discuss science, philosophy and religion too.
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PuddingValkyrie Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I loooove history stuff X3 I might well need to check it out :heart:
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Islander-60 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beckett is a damn fine movie, both O' Toole and Burton are awesome, as you would expect from such legends of the silver screen!
There's nothing wrong in being a history dork, but I would say that 'cos I'm one myself!!!!!! :)
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Alveric2 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional Writer
Just wait til you get to the later Plantagenets and Tudors. More interesting than any fiction.
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Pirs4x Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
:la: 'nuff said!
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Demosthenes-101 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Wow...Mias and Elle.....I never envisioned them like this before. :wow: *mind goes boom*
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Dragonranger10 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
hey most people like history more than anyone!^^
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