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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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More accurately known as the Third Battle of Ypres. We mark the 104th anniversary of the start of a grim campaign in 1917. 

 

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While our minds think of Lancasters, bouncing bombs and night fighters when we think of Bomber Command in the Second World War, the early years of the bomber offensive were very different. For today's Hedge Hopping sortie, we visit the Michael Beetham Conservation Centre at the RAF Museum Cosford to meet the MBCC's manager Darren Priday to discuss the restoration of two of Bomber Command's early warbirds, the Handley-Page Hampden and the Vickers Wellington. To help us on the journey, we drag Chris Sams out of the Mary Rose to delve into his book Flying into the Storm: RAF Bombers at War 1939-1942 to give us a glimpse into those deadly early missions.

 

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Matthew Restall takes a wrecking ball to 500 years of bull and tells us what the Aztecs were really about, why they were awesome and why the Conquistadors really were chasing them around Mexico in the first place. 

 

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Stephanie Howard-Smith joins us to talk all about the nineteenth century's minor obsession with lapdogs.

 

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Sierra Barnes joins us to talk all about her new book: Hans Vogel is Dead. How do you use the medium of comics to deconstruct fascism, indoctrination and the carnage of the 20th Century? With a liberal cultural nod to the Brother's Grimm... that's how. 

 

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Sonia Zakrzewski joins us to talk all about how you can use the archaeological record to develop a knowledge of disabilities in history. 

 

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Eilish Gregory joins us to talk about English Catholics during the tumultuous events of the 17th Century. 

 

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Former Director Claude Berube joins us to talk all about the treasures on display and hidden away at the oldest museum dedicated to the US Navy there is... 

 

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As Boaty Week comes to a close, Phil Weir talks to us all about a little known carrier strike... on Finland in the Second World War. 

 

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The regulars convene in The Mary Rose to debate the biggest scam in history.

 

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