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Power, greed, religion and sex: historian Dan Jones brings the drama of medieval history alive through compelling stories, larger-than-life characters and vivid scenes.  In the first season, get to know the most dysfunctional family of the Middle Ages – the Plantagenets – and find out how their scandalous betrayals and bloody politics shaped the world we live in today.  A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts  To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices.  Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1. Queen on The Run

1. Queen on The Run

2022-09-2018:255

This episode contains descriptions of violence or sexual content that may not be suitable for all listeners.  Until yesterday, Eleanor of Aquitaine was the queen of France. Now, divorced and dethroned, she’s running for her life. Noblemen are lying in wait to capture her and lay claim to her lands. But, if she can escape them, and reach her destination in time, she’ll become more powerful than ever before. This is the beginning of the bloodiest dynasty in European history.  This is History is a Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts  To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Written and presented by Dan Jones Producer - Rosie Merotra Series Producer and Story Editor -  Georgia Mills Executive  Producer -  Dave Anderson Executive Producer - Peggy Sutton Production Manager - Jen Mistri Composer -  Matt Acheson Sound Design and Mixing - Chris O’Shaugnessy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2. Power Couple

2. Power Couple

2022-09-2215:177

Henry Plantagenet is a rowdy teenager full of nervous energy and big plans to invade England. He’s also the man Eleanor of Aquitaine chooses to marry. Their union is a savvy business deal that will change their lives, and the shape of Europe, forever.  This is History is a Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts  To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Written and presented by Dan Jones Producer - Rosie Merotra Series Producer and Story Editor -  Georgia Mills Executive  Producer -  Dave Anderson Executive Producer - Peggy Sutton Production Manager - Jen Mistri Composer -  Matt Acheson Sound Design and Mixing - Chris O’Shaugnessy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3. Rough Crossings

3. Rough Crossings

2022-09-2717:402

This episode contains descriptions of violence or sexual content that may not be suitable for all listeners. Braving dangerous winter storms, Henry Plantagenet crosses the English Channel. He’s come to settle a civil war, lay claim to his mother’s inheritance, and follow in the footsteps of William the Conqueror. In the way stands King Stephen and his barons. Who will win the throne, and how?  This is History is a Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts  To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Written and presented by Dan Jones Producer - Rosie Merotra Series Producer and Story Editor - Georgia Mills Executive  Producer - Dave Anderson Executive Producer - Peggy Sutton Production Manager - Jen Mistri Composer -  Matt Acheson Sound Design and Mixing - Chris O’Shaugnessy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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4. Fathers and Sons

4. Fathers and Sons

2022-09-2916:523

Henry has shattered the delicate balance of power in England and King Stephen’s son, Eustace, is on the warpath. The Plantagenets are desperate to shore up their position and look to God for a miracle.  This is History is a Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts  To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Written and presented by Dan Jones Producer - Rosie Merotra Series Producer and Story Editor - Georgia Mills Executive  Producer - Dave Anderson Executive Producer - Peggy Sutton Production Manager - Jen Mistri Composer -  Matt Acheson Sound Design and Mixing - Chris O’Shaugnessy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5. The Ringmaster

5. The Ringmaster

2022-10-0416:543

This episode contains descriptions of violence or sexual content that may not be suitable for all listeners.  A new character enters the drama. Thomas Becket has come out of nowhere to become Henry’s powerful right-hand man. Now he’s entrusted with what seems to be an impossible mission: he must persuade a hostile King Louis VII of France – Eleanor’s bitter ex-husband – to accept a marriage alliance between his own daughter and a Plantagenet prince. It would take a political mastermind to pull this one off…  This is History is a Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts  To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Written and presented by Dan Jones Producer - Rosie Merotra Series Producer and Story Editor - Georgia Mills Executive  Producer - Dave Anderson Executive Producer - Peggy Sutton Production Manager - Jen Mistri Composer -  Matt Acheson Sound Design and Mixing - Chris O'Shaughnessy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6. Meltdown

6. Meltdown

2022-10-0619:384

This episode contains descriptions of violence or sexual content that may not be suitable for all listeners.  Thomas Becket is on trial, facing a string of serious charges and in danger of losing his freedom. Once he was Henry Plantagenet’s right hand man, but now he’s become his greatest enemy. Dan puts Becket on the psychiatrist's couch to work out how he got himself into this mess. And, more importantly, can he get himself out of it?  This is History is a Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts  To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Written and presented by Dan Jones Producer - Rosie Merotra Series Producer and Story Editor - Georgia Mills Executive  Producer - Dave Anderson Executive Producer - Peggy Sutton Production Manager - Jen Mistri Composer -  Matt Acheson Sound Design and Mixing - Chris O'Shaughnessy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7. Succession

7. Succession

2022-10-1118:365

Henry is rocked by the death of his mother and mentor, the Empress Matilda. The grief-stricken king is left to solve the problems of succession alone. Meanwhile Henry’s marriage to Eleanor is falling apart. Will she look past his rampant infidelity in order to secure greater power for herself?  This is History is a Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts  To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Written and presented by Dan Jones Producer - Rosie Merotra Series Producer and Story Editor - Georgia Mills Executive  Producer - Dave Anderson Executive Producer - Peggy Sutton Production Manager - Jen Mistri Composer -  Matt Acheson Sound Design and Mixing - Chris O'Shaughnessy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8. Murder

8. Murder

2022-10-1319:413

Thomas Becket returns to make Henry’s life miserable once again. The two men, once close friends, are now bitter enemies. But when Becket delivers a fiery sermon attacking Henry’s rule, even he fears he might have pushed the king too far…  This is History is a Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts  To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Written and presented by Dan Jones Producer - Rosie Merotra Series Producer and Story Editor - Georgia Mills Executive  Producer - Dave Anderson Executive Producer - Peggy Sutton Production Manager - Jen Mistri Composer -  Matt Acheson Sound Design and Mixing - Chris O'Shaughnessy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9. Conquest

9. Conquest

2022-10-1817:522

In the aftermath of Thomas Becket’s murder, Henry II is in big trouble with the pope. His grip on power, and his immortal soul, hang in the balance. In desperate need of a distraction, the king turns his gaze west, to a country that has so far escaped Plantagenet aggression: Ireland.  This is History is a Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts  To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Written and presented by Dan Jones Producer - Rosie Merotra Series Producer and Story Editor - Georgia Mills Executive  Producer - Dave Anderson Executive Producer - Peggy Sutton Production Manager - Jen Mistri Composer -  Matt Acheson Sound Design and Mixing - Chris O'Shaughnessy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10. Collision Course

10. Collision Course

2022-10-2021:012

Henry’s eldest son (helpfully also called Henry) is now 16 years old. Young Henry is a skilled fighter who’s itching for the chance to prove himself. But although his dad has spoiled him rotten with all sorts of titles, he has no real power yet. Young Henry’s teenage angst is building and it’s about to explode… spectacularly.  This is History is a Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts  To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Written and presented by Dan Jones Producer - Rosie Merotra Series Producer and Story Editor - Georgia Mills Executive  Producer - Dave Anderson Executive Producer - Peggy Sutton Production Manager - Jen Mistri Composer -  Matt Acheson Sound Design and Mixing - Chris O'Shaughnessy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11. Queen’s Gambit

11. Queen’s Gambit

2022-10-2518:272

The Plantagenets are now at war. Henry II is facing an existential threat from the king of France, three of his own sons and even his wife: Eleanor of Aquitane. But Eleanor doesn’t have an easy road ahead to escape her husband’s kingdom and join the rebels. Dan tries to piece together the patchy record of her daring escape.  This is History is a Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts  To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Written and presented by Dan Jones Producer - Rosie Merotra Series Producer and Story Editor - Georgia Mills Executive  Producer - Dave Anderson Executive Producer - Peggy Sutton Production Manager - Jen Mistri Composer -  Matt Acheson Sound Design and Mixing - Chris O'Shaughnessy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12. The War Without Love

12. The War Without Love

2022-10-2723:005

The three eldest Plantagenet princes are fed up with their domineering dad. They may only be teenagers, but they want more power now and the king won’t give it to them. That’s how they end up in the court of Henry’s greatest rival, the French king Louis VII, plotting to bring down their own father. But has this strange new alliance got what it takes to bring down the formidable Henry?  This is History is a Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts  To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Written and presented by Dan Jones Producer - Rosie Merotra Series Producer and Story Editor - Georgia Mills Executive  Producer - Dave Anderson Executive Producer - Peggy Sutton Production Manager - Jen Mistri Composer -  Matt Acheson Sound Design and Mixing - Chris O'Shaughnessy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13. Revenge

13. Revenge

2022-11-0119:441

The War Without Love is decisively won. This leaves Henry II with some tricky decisions to make about how to punish the rebels, including his own family. If he’s too lenient, people will think he’s weak. If he’s too harsh, they might rebel again. In the end, there’s just one person who ends up bearing the full brunt of Henry’s wrath: his wife.  This is History is a Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts  To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Written and presented by Dan Jones Producer - Rosie Merotra Series Producer and Story Editor - Georgia Mills Executive  Producer - Dave Anderson Executive Producer - Peggy Sutton Production Manager - Jen Mistri Composer -  Matt Acheson Sound Design and Mixing - Chris O'Shaughnessy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14. Melee

14. Melee

2022-11-0322:552

As the Plantagenet princes hit early adulthood, their home life remains… unusual. Mum is still imprisoned by Dad. Dad is still refusing to hand over the reins of power to his ambitious and warlike sons. So they find another way to prove themselves on the big stage: fighting in knightly tournaments. We join Henry the Young King at one of the grandest tournaments of the age, determined to show the world what a real warrior looks like. But his opponents have other ideas…  This is History is a Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts  To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Written and presented by Dan Jones Producer - Rosie Merotra Series Producer and Story Editor - Georgia Mills Executive  Producer - Dave Anderson Executive Producer - Peggy Sutton Production Manager - Jen Mistri Composer -  Matt Acheson Sound Design and Mixing - Chris O'Shaughnessy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15. The Lionheart

15. The Lionheart

2022-11-0821:311

While Henry the Young King lives the glamorous tournament lifestyle, his brother Richard is proving himself on real battlefields. The most formidable general of all the Plantagenet princes, he rules Aquitaine with an iron fist, crushing rebellions, smashing castles, and generally making a name for himself as someone you really don’t want to cross. But as another wave of unrest sweeps through the province, things are about to get painfully personal for Richard.  This is History is a Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts  To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Written and presented by Dan Jones Producer - Rosie Merotra Series Producer and Story Editor - Georgia Mills Executive  Producer - Dave Anderson Executive Producer - Peggy Sutton Production Manager - Jen Mistri Composer -  Matt Acheson Sound Design and Mixing - Chris O'Shaughnessy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16. Brothers at War

16. Brothers at War

2022-11-1023:123

Aquitaine is on fire. Young Henry and Geoffrey are openly backing rebels and stirring up conflict in an effort to bring their brother Richard down. Richard responds with his usual brutality and the situation spins way out of control. Their father, Old Henry, wades in to support Richard and now the family is embroiled in a full-blown war over the future of the empire. This is History is a Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts  To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Written and presented by Dan Jones Producer - Rosie Merotra Series Producer and Story Editor - Georgia Mills Executive  Producer - Dave Anderson Executive Producer - Peggy Sutton Production Manager - Jen Mistri Composer -  Matt Acheson Sound Design and Mixing - Chris O'Shaughnessy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17. The Knight’s Tale

17. The Knight’s Tale

2022-11-1524:241

Legendary knight William Marshal sets off on a dangerous pilgrimage to Jerusalem. He’s determined to follow through on his vows to the dying Young King and take his friend’s crusader cloak to Christ’s tomb. The journey east is perilous enough, but when he arrives in Jerusalem, Marshal finds a city teetering on the edge of disaster.  This is History is a Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts  To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Written and presented by Dan Jones Producer - Rosie Merotra Series Producer and Story Editor - Georgia Mills Executive  Producer - Dave Anderson Executive Producer - Peggy Sutton Production Manager - Jen Mistri Composer -  Matt Acheson Sound Design and Mixing - Chris O'Shaughnessy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18. The Reunion

18. The Reunion

2022-11-1721:351

Plantagenet infighting is once again threatening to boil over into war. Henry II wants to give Aquitane to his youngest son, John, but Richard the Lionheart won’t have it. It seems like a stalemate, until Henry reveals his surprise trump card: a family member that Richard just can’t refuse. Meanwhile, Henry gets the offer of a lifetime from the East. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Written and presented by Dan Jones Producer - Rosie Merotra Series Producer and Story Editor - Georgia Mills Executive  Producer - Dave Anderson Executive Producer - Peggy Sutton Production Manager - Jen Mistri Composer -  Matt Acheson Sound Design and Mixing - Chris O'Shaughnessy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Comments (11)

Smitty Bacall

this is 18 minutes long with 9 minutes aff adds. I couldn't be more disappointed. unfortunately I will unsub. I was really looking forward to this.

Nov 26th
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Dervaish Khan

Thank you sir. we will learn it from you.

Nov 24th
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baerie

love this. Give the show a go if stories from history turned into digestible entertaining chunks sound like your thing.

Nov 12th
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Mae Cajun

The worst Dan Jones. Short overly commercialised breadcrumbs of an otherwise absolute great story. Won't subscribe.

Oct 12th
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Shelly Smith

loving the podcast. Very entertaining!

Oct 9th
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Tamsin Curtis

Big up Bury St Ed's, my home town!

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Tamsin Curtis

Love this podcast, great narration and story.

Sep 27th
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nicky southey

I'm glad I've found this ☺ podcast.

Sep 25th
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nicky southey

I've caught up and I can't wait to listen to the next episode they are all brilliant.

Sep 25th
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nicky southey

I only heard the introduction and already love it . I'll be catching up. I love Kings and Queens from the past.

Sep 25th
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Amy Deer

Awesome episode can't wait to hear more of the story!

Sep 20th
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