Welcome to iBattles
Welcome to our website! Based in York, UK, ibattles.co.uk produce audio docu-dramas, bringing to life the battles of Englands past.
Using local researchers, actors and musicians, our aim is to both educate and entertain, with a focus on creating programmes which appeal to all age groups.
Our first release, 'Englands Lost Battle - Fulford 1066', is a 90 minute epic telling the dramatic story of the third battle of 1066. Fought just outside York, this battle was the culmination of a deadly feud between
the earls of Mercia and Northumbria, and the Kings own brother, Tostig Godwinson. Travelling around Europe, Tostig managed to recruit the most feared warrior in Christendom to stand with him - Harald Hardrada, King of Norway. The resulting battle would have dramatic consequences
on the coming battles of Stamford Bridge and Hastings, resulting in the death of Anglo Saxon England. Find out more here.
As well as being available to order online, you can also find the CD stocked in the following York outlets:
The National Railway Museum
The Yorkshire Museum
The Richard III Museum
Roman Bath Museum
Why Audio CD?
Our docu-dramas are all produced on audio CD, as we believe this offers excellent benefits, when compared to other media.
At one end of the scale are TV documentaries - due to their expense the topics covered are very limited. Furthermore, the subject matter is rarely explored to any great depth.
At the other end are books - great if (liks us!) you want to really get to know a subject in great detail, but very time consuming and limited in terms of creating a mysitque around the subject matter.
So, we decided on an audio CD format. Long enough to pack in lots of facts, figures and stories, this format also allows us to bring to life the characters and events of the time in an entertaining way.
Can I listen on my iPod?
Yes of course! There are plans to make each production available as a set of MP3 files, but due to Digital Rights Management, if you accidentally lost those files after downloading, you would have to pay
again to get them back. So, a much better solution is to purchase the audio CD - simply put the CD into your PC, load up iTunes and put it straight onto your iPod.