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Episode 11 is underway and if the Lords of DIY are kind I might have something before the New Year but it not something just after.  Hopefully!

BTHP would seem to have lots of new listeners, so many in fact that it currently, or the last time I looked anyway, found itself at number 3 in on the UK iTunes History Podcast chart, surrounded by the BBC as it happens, and in the top 100 Podcasts.  November was a bumper month with almost twice as many downloads than previously.  A huge thanks you all.  And of course a equally huge thanks to all you who've posted comments here, send me email or are now following me on Twitter.

Have a great Christmas and New Year and all the very best.


Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:13am UTC

Here we look at the origins of the English Navy the development of the Navy Royal and the reorganisation and formation of the Royal Navy.  This is the first part of I think three episodes on the Senior Service.

Apologies again for the delay, hopefully I won't take to long next time.

Enjoy and all the best


Direct download: 10_BTHP.MP3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:49am UTC

In case you're wondering I completed the recording of Episode 10 a few days ago and I've started the edit.  So hopefully I'll have something very soon. 



Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:36am UTC

The answer it seems was simple. Stop sodding about and produce a podcast, any podcast. Don't bother with the monster special as frankly it'll take until far too long and people will start saying, "Tony who?" So I've abandoned plans for a 'Number 10 special' and as soon as I can, probably this weekend, I'll record the material I already have. Then if the gods of podcasting smile upon me I should have something for you next week. All the best Tony

Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:57pm UTC

I was talking to a friend of mine yesterday about the current pace (or lack of) with which BTHP currently finds itself.  As I already have about forty minutes worth of material, maybe more, it was suggested that I should record what I have already and revert to a multi part series like the previous two topics.

Does anyone have an opinion one way of the other?  Should I just plow on and get the larger episode out as soon as I can (this side of Christmas he says laughing) or record what I have?

All the best


Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:55am UTC

I've just realised that it was back in July that I posted the last episode of BTHP and it looks as if I am going to have to rethink how I organise my podcasting...I don't want to leave such huge gaps between episodes. Number 10 is about half done, it's going to probably be the biggest one so far, and I hope to have it written as so as possible. Thanks for your continued patience and I'll keep you posted. Tony

Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:05am UTC

It's not an excuse, well actually it is, but the last week has been a wash out due to having a cold.  No writing, no research...I haven't even had it in me to pick up Arthur Herman's excellent tome. 

I've noticed that BTHP has dropped off the featured pages on iTunes, I'm guessing because of the lack of output.  Podcasting it seems is a fickle mistress particularly for the amateur.

The cold is now in abeyance and normal service will be resumed ASAP.  Hopefully!

Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:39pm UTC

I thought I'd let you know what the plan is for Episode 10 just so you know I haven't forgotten! 

It'll be in two parts but one Episode...if that makes sense.  The first section with be a "Rough Guide to the Royal Navy", basically a potted history of Britain's navy from Alfred to Falklands Conflict.  I think it'll be longer than I first expected, however I did promise a single podcast and I'll be true to my word.  :o)  Then in the second half Jim Mowatt of Historyzine fame and I will discuss what we think are the handful of most significant events in the history of the RN.

I've got as far as Drake as I write this so still a bit a way to go...


Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:43pm UTC

Just in case you're wondering I am working on Episode 10...honest. 

Bear with me


Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:10pm UTC

After catching my breath with the concluding part of the Battle of Britain episode I've been pondering what the milestone number 10 what might cover.  After a discussion with Jim Mowatt of Historyzine fame we've decided to do a double header as we did a while back on his show.

More news as I get it..


Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:02pm UTC