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History

A daily history podcast attempting to entertain you through the Covid19 pandemic.

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Based on her book, Somme: 141 Days, 141 Lives, Alina interviews Alex on the subject of one of the most iconic battles in British history. What was the Battle of the Somme good for, why did Britain embark on such a huge endeavour and what was it like for the men on the ground? 

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Join the regulars at The Mary Rose as they cackle their way through a debate on the silliest assassination attempts in history. Verily, there have been some idiots across the globe hell bent on murder across the years... 

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Terence Christian joins us to tell us all about the field of conflict archaeology. From the premise, to standardisation, to conservation he also tells us about some of his favourite digs and where you can see some intriguing ruins... 

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If you think you know what it's like to have a dysfunctional family, wait until you hear about the generation of royals that immediately preceded the Queen who defined an era. Historian Charlotte Ward takes us through the complicated family tree of George III, explains why more than a dozen of his children struggled to form a line of succession and tells us how this impossibly tiny slip of a girl ended up on the throne.

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Joshua Levine, historian and advisor on Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk, commemorates the 80th anniversary of the evacuations with a special programme. Assisted by voice actors Jonathan Kydd, Louisa Gummer and Sharpe's Jason Salkey, as well as a number of History Hack listeners; he describes events on the beaches and places the whole affair into its proper context in the Second World War. 

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Podcaster and historian Nick Ramos joins us to deliver part one of his rip-roaring history of Cuba. Today we look at the arrival of the Spanish through to the end of the 19th Century.

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Emma Wells joins us to make ecclesiastical history fun! We talk all about the medieval obsession with relics; covering the good, the bad and the downright corrupt. We also have chat about the cheekier side of church architecture. 

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We are joined by the hosts of the Flat Pack History of Sweden podcast to talk about one of the country's epic, all time heroes. From his youth to the Great Northern Wars, the decline of the Swedish empire, and a sad taint to his legacy nowadays; with bear anecdotes and a comedy eviction included. 

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To mark 100 episodes, John Nicol joins us to celebrate the release of his new book. From concept and construction, to the experience of a mission, via quite a lot of excitement from Alex, we cover all aspects of this incredible aircraft. 

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Miranda Kaufmann joins us to talk about conquering the challenge of using sometimes fragmentary evidence to breathe life back into Britain's black Tudors, as well as he new project on Caribbean heiresses. 

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