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History

We are a slightly mad, always fun podcast bringing you all the History you love and a lot that you didn‘t know you‘d love until you heard it here!

Recommended by BBC Radio, and presented by acclaimed historian Alexandra Churchill, with Matt Bone and Zack White.

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Katja Hoyer joins us to talk all about the lead up to unification and the contents of her spectacular new book. With a diversion on Wilhelm II!

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Join the regulars in the Mary Rose. Following a listener request, they debate the worst year in history. Can we find anything worse than 2020?!

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Johanna Strong joins us to talk all about applying context to the legend of Bloody Mary, Henry VIII's eldest daughter.

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Jon Jordan joins us to explain that electoral mayhem in the United States is nothing new. 

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The regulars convene to discuss who deserves the title of history's most unlikely hero.

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Gilad Jaffe joins us to take about game-changing scientific developments in the field of archaeology. 

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February 19, 2021

#368 History Hack: Venus Noir

Robin Mitchell joins us to talk all about her book Venus Noir: Black Women and Colonial Fantasies in Nineteenth-century France

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Chances are you've mentioned them in an essay on the causes of the First World War, but what do you really know about the events of 1912-13? Ted Hooton joins us for an introduction.

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Kate Owen joins us to talk all about her work on early modern recipe books and how they fit into history.

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Peter Reavill joins us to talk all about metal-detecting, the Treasure Act and the British Library's Portable Antiquity Scheme. 

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