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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

Bernard Cornwell on the Last Kingdom

11/15/2018
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As the third series of the Anglo-Saxon drama is about to air, we speak to the renowned historical novelist Bernard Cornwell about his books that inspired the programmes, and about his writing career more broadly.

Duration:00:34:35

Nietzsche’s dangerous ideas

11/12/2018
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The award-winning biographer Sue Prideaux discusses the life and work of the influential 19th-century philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche and explains how his ideas came to be associated with Nazi Germany

Duration:00:46:36

Dan Snow on shell shock

11/8/2018
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The popular historian discusses war trauma over the past century, the subject of his upcoming BBC Two documentary

Duration:00:26:47

The end of the First World War

11/5/2018
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As we approach the centenary of the Armistice, Gary Sheffield explores the final moments of the conflict that devastated the world for four and a half years

Duration:00:45:50

Mike Leigh on Peterloo

11/1/2018
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The acclaimed writer and director talks about the creation of his major new historical epic

Duration:00:15:55

The Peterloo Massacre

10/29/2018
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Historian and author Jacqueline Riding discusses the tragic events of August 1819

Duration:00:38:13

Anglo-Saxon treasures

10/25/2018
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Claire Breay, lead curator of a major new Anglo-Saxons exhibition at the British Library, explores the cultural highlights of 600 years of English history

Duration:00:36:02

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