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

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Join the regulars in The Mary Rose as they willingly bid goodbye to 2020 with a game of historical shag, marry kill 

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Polina Ignatova joins us to talk all about the history of the undead in medieval literature.

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James Scott returns with a personal story of the harrowing attack on the USS Liberty in 1967.

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Roel Konijnendijk joins us to talk all about perceptions of Sparta and how they differ from the reality. 

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December 28, 2020

#312 History Hack: The Blitz

Becky Brown joins us to talk all about the reality of the Blitz Spirit and how it compares to Covidland, using the Mass Observation Archive. 

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The regulars convene in the Mary Rose and we let you sit in on their Christmas party. There are secret Santa presents to be opened, and a panto to be cast. Find out who takes on which role from history, and why, but be warned: for the most part this is absolute nonsense. 

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Merryn Walters joins us to talk all about the oft-forgotten Christmas battle that pitted Canada against the Nazis in Italy. 

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Alex and Marcus are joined by the cast of Sharpe's Company to reminisce about the beloved series: with Jason Salkey, Assumpata Serna, Scott Cleverdon, Robbie Morgan, Clive Francis, Lyndon Davies, Hugh Fraser, Nicholas Jones and Marc Warren, who also talks about filming Band of Brothers. 

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Owen Staton returns to deliver some Christmassy Folklore including a Welsh Classic and a festive Arthurian tale.

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Louise Creechan joins us for a chat on Charles Dickens and his Christmas Stories, with typically HH rabbit hole diversions on poor Mrs. Dickens, the Nativity, disabilities in Victorian literature and Mickey Mouse. 

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