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A bi-weekly history show unearthing the most shocking events, actions and characters from our past. The episode subjects will shock you in the same way learning about the Holocaust and Atlantic Slave Trade shocked us all the first time we learned about them. Most obviously aren’t on the same scale and severity of that evil catastrophes, but will contain the same lack of humanity that has always characterised humanity throughout all of history.

A bi-weekly history show unearthing the most shocking events, actions and characters from our past. The episode subjects will shock you in the same way learning about the Holocaust and Atlantic Slave Trade shocked us all the first time we learned about them. Most obviously aren’t on the same scale and severity of that evil catastrophes, but will contain the same lack of humanity that has always characterised humanity throughout all of history.
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United Kingdom

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A bi-weekly history show unearthing the most shocking events, actions and characters from our past. The episode subjects will shock you in the same way learning about the Holocaust and Atlantic Slave Trade shocked us all the first time we learned about them. Most obviously aren’t on the same scale and severity of that evil catastrophes, but will contain the same lack of humanity that has always characterised humanity throughout all of history.

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@HAE_podcast

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English


Episodes

Homophobic persecution in Britain 1533-1835

5/15/2019
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The "Buggery Laws" between the years 1533 and 1835 represent the peak of state sponsored homophobic persecution in Britain. This episode unearths a little known part of our history of discrimination. MAIN SOURCES/FURTHER READING: A Gay History of Britain – M.Cook et al Hidden from History – M. B. Dubberman et al Homophobia: A History – B....

Duration:00:17:59

The Battle of Carthage

4/30/2019
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Described by some as the "first genocide". This episode tells the incredible story of one of the world's greatest civilisation's last stand. "Carthago delenda est" (Carthage must be destroyed!) MAIN SOURCES/FURTHER READING: Carthage – B.H. Warmington Destroy Carthage! – A. Lloyd The Punic Wars – B. Caven To be Taken with a Pinch of Salt: The Destruction of Carthage - R. T. Ridley Cato The Elder and the destruction of Carthage – E. O’Gorman

Duration:00:20:53

The Partition of India

4/17/2019
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The independence of India was supposed to be a happy occasion, but it soon descended into unimaginable violence and suffering based on attempted religious purification. Main sources/further reading: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/18/opinion/india-pakistan-partition-imperial-britain.html http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/resources/the-road-to-partition/ The Great Partition: the making of India and Pakistan - Yasmin Khan Remembering Partition: violence, nationalism and...

Duration:00:19:52

The Belgian Congo

4/3/2019
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Arguably the worst act of colonialism in history were up to 10 million Congolese people died in 2 decades. Main Sources: Red Rubber - ED Morel Five Years With The Congo Cannibals - H Ward Leopold to lumumba: a history of the belgian congo, 1877-1960 - G Martelli King Leopold's ghost : a story of greed, terror, and heroism in colonial Africa - A...

Duration:00:19:02

Aztec Human Sacrifice

4/3/2019
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Main Sources The Aztecs - RF Townsend Aztecs - I Clendinnen The Aztecs of Central America - F Berdan https://webpages.uidaho.edu/engl257/Ren/aztec_empire_in_1519.htm https://www.britannica.com/topic/Huitzilopochtli https://tecpaocelotl.livejournal.com/25254.html

Duration:00:19:45