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117o: The Anglo-Saxons: Out with the Old Religion and In with the New

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117o: The Anglo-Saxons: Out with the Old Religion and In with the New

Description: Today I am joined by Professor James Early to discuss how Christianity was reintroduced to the British Isles or to be precise, how it was introduced to the Anglo Saxons or maybe how it was spread among another Germanic aristocracy. If you listen to Beyond the Big Screen you will know Professor Early. He is a fascinating guy with wide historical interests and knowledge.


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James Early host of Key Battles of American History Podcast

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[00:00:00] we're going to talk about the complicated cultural, political, and religious situation of the British Isles. Four and five hundreds, a D this episode will fit into the larger story of how different people's also known as barbarians entered the Roman empire mixed with the existing populations. We talked about the vandals a while back.
We also talked about the Franks. Today, we will talk about the Anglo-Saxons and we will definitely get into the Visigoths and Spain and an upcoming episode. Today, we are joined by a special guest to help navigate us through this complicated time. If you listen to my other podcast beyond the big screen or Scott ranks history unplugged podcast, then you will be familiar with professor James early.
James is an adjunct [00:01:00] professor of history at San Jacinto college in Pasadena, Texas, just near Houston. He has published one book and two scholarly articles. He also runs a blog and Facebook group called both called American history fanatics. His main areas of research and interest include Eastern European history, the American civil war, and the cold war.
Thank you so much for coming on today, Jane. It's great to be here, Steve. Um, I'm honored and excited to be on this podcast for the first time a longtime listener. First time guest. Now a lot of people do know you as an American history guy. Why are we talking to you today about Anglo-Saxon church history?
That's a very good question. That's fair. I know. Well, my reputation, I guess, as an American history person is relatively recent because when I was doing my masters and even before my master's, I was really into European history. And I don't know for whatever reason, I just got interested in the [00:02:00] Anglo-Saxons they're largely forgotten today.
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April 22, 2022
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Steve Guerra is the host of the History of the Papacy Podcast, which began in 2013. In 2017, Steve began Beyond the Big Screen, a podcast which delves into the fascinating stories behind films through lively interviews.
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