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The latest news from the team behind BBC History Magazine - a popular History magazine. To find out more, visit www.historyextra.com

The latest news from the team behind BBC History Magazine - a popular History magazine. To find out more, visit www.historyextra.com
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The latest news from the team behind BBC History Magazine - a popular History magazine. To find out more, visit www.historyextra.com

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English


Episodes

Thomas Cromwell reconsidered

10/22/2018
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Diarmaid MacCulloch discusses his new book on the Tudor statesman

Duration:00:51:05

A new life of Churchill

10/18/2018
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The historian and author Andrew Roberts discusses his new biography of Winston Churchill, revealing some of the insights arising from his research and tackling some of the biggest debates around Britain’s wartime prime minister.

Duration:00:34:40

Peter Jackson on the First World War

10/15/2018
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We speak to the Lord of the Rings director about They Shall Not Grow Old, his ambitious new film that recreates the First World War in colour

Duration:00:45:02

Adventures in Iceland

10/11/2018
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With the aid of his recently discovered diaries, Katherine Findlay tells the unusual story of Pike Ward – a Devon fish merchant who became an Icelandic knight in the early 20th century.

Duration:00:33:51

Brexit and American independence

10/8/2018
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Historian Tom Cutterham compares the ongoing negotiations to take Britain out of the EU with those of the 1780s when the United States departed from the British empire.

Duration:00:28:23

Bonus Episode: Identifying Jack the Ripper

10/7/2018
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In this special edition, produced by our friends from the Science Focus podcast, criminologist David Wilson applies the latest scientific techniques in the case of the notorious Whitechapel murderer of 1888.

Duration:00:26:17

The Nazi on the run

10/5/2018
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The author and barrister Philippe Sands discusses the incredible story of Otto von Wächter, which forms the basis of his new BBC podcast and Radio 4 series, Intrigue: The Ratline

Duration:00:32:45

The spy who changed the cold war

10/1/2018
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Bestselling historical author Ben Macintyre talks to us about his new book, The Spy and the Traitor, which tells the remarkable story of a KGB double agent who risked his life to help the west during the Cold War

Duration:00:40:56

Queen Victoria by Lucy Worsley

9/27/2018
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We head to Kensington Palace, once home to the young Victoria, to discuss the queen’s life with the author, historian and broadcaster Lucy Worsley

Duration:00:44:52

Neil Oliver’s history of the British Isles

9/24/2018
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The archaeologist and broadcaster Neil Oliver talks about some of the highlights of his new book, which charts the history of the British Isles through 100 key locations

Duration:00:52:25

The good war?

9/20/2018
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Journalist and author Peter Hitchens discusses his new book, The Phoney Victory, which challenges a number of popular beliefs about the Second World War

Duration:00:30:53

The extraordinary history of ordinary things

9/17/2018
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Historians Sam Willis and James Daybell explore some of the fascinating stories that appear in their Histories of the Unexpected book and podcast, from signatures to lions

Duration:00:31:57

A half-hour history of Europe

9/13/2018
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Author and journalist Simon Jenkins is joined by Professor Kathleen Burk to discuss his forthcoming Short History of Europe, which explores some of the key themes and milestones in the continent’s past

Duration:00:36:07

Dissent through the centuries

9/10/2018
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The Private Eye editor and broadcaster Ian Hislop is joined by curator Tom Hockhenhull to discuss some of the themes and objects that appear in their new British Museum exhibition, I Object

Duration:00:32:40

Who should we commemorate?

9/6/2018
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Professor Lawrence Goldman explores the issues surrounding monuments to controversial historical figures in light of the Rhodes Must Fall campaign and other recent debates

Duration:00:28:52

Scots and Catalans

9/3/2018
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Historian Sir John Elliott explores the long histories of Scottish and Catalan nationalism and considers some of the key similarities and differences between the two.

Duration:00:44:01

100 women who changed the world

8/30/2018
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Historians Joanne Paul, Olivette Otele and June Purvis dissect the results of our recent poll into history’s most important women, which saw Marie Curie come top, followed by Rosa Parks and Emmeline Pankhurst

Duration:00:43:41

Charles de Gaulle reconsidered

8/28/2018
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Historian Julian Jackson, author of a major new biography of Charles de Gaulle, offers a fresh take on the iconic French leader, exploring his role in World War Two and decolonisation, among other things.

Duration:01:01:09

Female spies of the Civil War era

8/23/2018
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Historian Nadine Akkerman introduces a number of remarkable women who acted as secret agents in the 17th century

Duration:00:27:18

Captain Cook’s Endeavour

8/20/2018
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Journalist and author Peter Moore talks about HMS Endeavour, the ship that carried Cook on his landmark voyage to the Pacific 250 years ago

Duration:00:26:39