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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 Dr Zack White.

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James Holland returns to History Hack to tell Ale and Boney all about his latest book, Brothers in Arms, which follows the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry from D-Day to Germany. It is a fascinating look at a single unit the in middle of it all and we, quite rightly, take credit for it.

You can buy Brothers in Arms by James Holland at our very own Bookshop here: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/6252/9781787633940

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Ian Keable joins us to talk all about his new book, which looks at some of the bonkers hoaxes of the eighteenth century.

But Ian's book, The Century of Deception: The Birth of the Hoax in Eighteenth Century England, at our Bookshop here: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/6252/9781908906441

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September 27, 2021

History Hack: Maya Apocalypse

Matthew Restall and Amara Solari join us to tell us why there is so much more to the Maya than predicting when the world will end... 

But Matthew and Amara's book, 2012 and the End of the World: The Western Roots of the Maya Apocalypse, at our very own Bookshop: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/6252/9781442206090

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Holly Pinheiro joins us to talk all about his research, which looks at the wider experience of free African American families whose men fought and died in the Civil War. 

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September 22, 2021

History Hack: Rose Nicholson

Award-winning novelist Andrew Greig joins us to discuss recreating sixteenth-century Edinburgh and writing fiction parallel with seismic history. 

Buy Andrew's book, Rose Nicolson, at our very own Bookshop: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/6252/9781784292980

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The Luftwaffe's actions in the air in the Second World War tend to occupy our memories, but they were very active on the ground and committed the same atrocities as the other arms of the Nazi war machine. In his new book, Birds of Prey, Dr Philip Blood analyses the efforts of a Luftwaffe ground unit that attempted to pacify a forest in East Prussia, now Poland, and in these actions, the mindset of The Hunter that pervaded the Nazi mindset. In Part 1 of a two-part Hedge Hopping sortie, Matt and Phil discuss the development of the hunt and the hunter in Germany and how this was Nazified and weaponised in the Third Rich.

Buy Phil's book at our Bookshop here: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/6252/9783838215679

Follow Phil's Birds of Prey updates on Twitter at @Birdsof79875803

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September 20, 2021

History Hack: Virtual Reality

Richard Cole joins us to talk about how cutting edge technology can help us recreate lost worlds.

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Director of the Household Cavalry Museum Alice Pearson talks about the role of the Household cavalry at Waterloo, the story behind the eagle currently on display at the museum, and a walking tour Lockie is leading in London this weekend looking at the history of the Napoleonic era.

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September 15, 2021

History Hack: Nursing Churchill

Jill Rose joins us to share a unique perception of Britain's wartime leader. Her mother was his nurse in the middle of the conflict.

Buy Jill's book, Nursing Churchill: Wartime Life from the Private Letters of Winston Churchill's Nurse, at our very own Bookshop: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/6252/9781398109056

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September 13, 2021

History Hack: Simon de Montfort

Sophie Ambler joins us to talk all about the life of the medieval aristocrat and rebel, Simon de Montfort.

Buy The Song of Simon de Montfort at our Bookshop: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/6252/9781509837632

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