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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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Sharon Connolly joins us to talk all about women of influence in thirteenth-century England and how their lives were affected by one of the most important documents in history.

Buy Sharon's book, Ladies of Magna Carta: Women of Influence in Thirteenth-Century England, at our very own Bookshop here: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/6252/9781526745255

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Jim Crossley joins us to discuss Admiral Sir Roger Keyes, Churchill's man in two world wars.

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Condoms disguised as cigarettes? Yes, that was a thing. Dr Claire Jones explains to us the developments in contraceptive methods used in the last 250 years, and the social outrage some of them caused.

 

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Historian and author Edward Shawcross joins us to talk all about Austrian princeling Maximilian and his hapless reign as a Mexican Emperor. 

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Avro's iconic Vulcan Bomber is one of the most recognisable of the RAF's Cold War aircraft. A mainstay of the V-Force, the Vulcan seemed to leap from Avro's Manchester home and seem light years ahead of the Lancaster and Shackleton that preceded it. Yet, as Vulcan to the Sky trustee Stephen Liddle explains to Boney, the journey to the 'Tin Triangle' can be traced pre-war and the experiences had with the Manchester and Lancaster that would put Avro in good stead to take the lead into the Jet Age.

Find out more about Avro Vulcan XH558 and the Vulcan to the Sky Trust at https://vulcantothesky.org/

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David Brydan joins us to talk about the Cold War, taking the narrative away from the US and the Soviet Union for a wider appraisal. 

 

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Sarah-Beth Watkins joins Charley for a laughter and fact filled chat about Charles II's favourite mistress - Nell Gwyn

 

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Jonathan Harris joins us for a run down of events surrounding the Fourth Crusade

 

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Tom Arms joins us to discuss an eye-opening concept: the the USA is founded on British values, cultures and systems more than any other nation, and that the special relationship isn't so much 'special' as indispensable.

 

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Phyllida Scrivens joins us for a tale of a windswept, stormy night in 1874 and a tragic chain of errors.

 

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