Daniel Defoe: writer, trader, dissenter, spy11/24/14
Listen in to this week's Talking History as we discuss the life and legacy of Daniel Defoe, a writer, trader, religious dissenter and spy from the early modern period
Robert Kershaw '24 Hours at Waterloo'
Drawing on first hand accounts from soldiers in the field, '24 Hours at Waterloo' by Robert Kershaw, is a gripping, blow by blow account of the Battle of Waterloo, 1815
Ataturk: The father of modern day Turkey
This week, Patrick and his panel of experts will be delving into the life of Ataturk, listen in as they assess the legacy of the father of modern day Turkey
Bill Yenne 'The Imperial Japanese Army'
Patrick is joined by Bill Yenne to discuss his latest book 'The Imperial Japanese Army: The Invincible Years 1941–42' which outlines the Japanese land campaigns of WWII
The Battle of Jutland, 1916
Join Patrick and his panel of experts as they share their insight into this iconic naval battle of World War I
Roger Moorehouse 'The Devil's Alliance'
Patrick talks with acclaimed author and historian Roger Moorehouse about his recent book 'The Devil's Alliance: Hitler’s Pact With Stalin 1939-1941'
The Mona Lisa
This week Patrick and his panel of experts will venture into the world of art history and assess the legacy of the renaissance’s most recognisable work
Jan Bondeson 'Murder Houses of London'
Patrick speaks with Jan Bondeson about his recent book 'Murder Houses of London' which delves into the locations of London's most notorious murders
The Armenian Genocide
Join Patrick and his panel of experts as they dissect the unfortunate occurrence of the Armenian Genocide. What were the motivations behind this brutal action?
Ancient Rome’s greatest poet
Patrick and his panel of experts delve into the life and work of Virgil, viewing the political backdrop to his writing and how his work resonates today
Stephen Bull 'A History of Trench Warfare'
Patrick talks with Dr. Stephen Bull, author of 'Trench: A History of Trench Warfare on the Western Front' giving a detailed account of life in the trenches during WWI
Richard Nixon and détente
Join Patrick and his expert panel as they unravel the thawing in international relations during the Nixon presidency. How significant was this period in the Cold War era?
Alexander Larman 'Blazing Star'
Join Patrick as he discusses the notorious life of John Wilmot with Alexander Larman, author of 'Blazing Star: The Life & Times of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester'
The history of sugar: sweet or sour?
Join Patrick and his panel of experts as the journey through the tumultuous history of sugar, from its tropical roots to the Atlantic slave trade
Martin Thomas 'Fight or Flight'
Patrick speaks with Martin Thomas about his recent book 'Fight or Flight: Britain, France and their Roads from Empire' which investigates decolonisation following WWII
Marcel Duchamp, a one man movement?
Join Patrick and his panel of experts as discuss the life and career of the French-American painter, sculptor, writer and chess player Marcel Duchamp
Jessie Childs 'God's Traitors'
Patrick speaks with Jessie Child's about her book 'God's Traitors: Terror & Faith in Elizabethan England' which was recently longlisted for the 2014 Samuel Johnston Prize
The turning point of the American Civil War?
Join Patrick and his panel of experts as they examine the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863, one of the iconic battles in the American Civil War
'Ireland, the United Nations and the Congo'
Michael Kennedy talks with Patrick about his, and Art Magennis's new book 'Ireland, the United Nations and the Congo: A military and diplomatic history, 1960–1'
The life and legacy of Thomas Davis
Join Patrick and a panel of experts as the discuss the life and legacy of the Irish nationalist, writer and poet Thomas Davis
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