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The latest news from the team behind BBC History Magazine - a popular History magazine. To find out more, visit www.historyextra.com

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The latest news from the team behind BBC History Magazine - a popular History magazine. To find out more, visit www.historyextra.com

    Everything you ever wanted to know about the Scottish Wars of Independence, but were afraid to ask

    Everything you ever wanted to know about the Scottish Wars of Independence, but were afraid to ask

    In the latest of our series tackling the big questions on major historical topics, historian Iain MacInnes responds to listener queries and popular search enquiries about the Anglo-Scottish military conflicts of the 13th and 14th centuries. Historyextra.com/podcast
     
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    The Picts

    The Picts

    Gordon Noble and Nicholas Evans, co-authors of The King in the North, discuss the latest thinking about the culture that flourished in what’s now Scotland in the first millennium AD. Historyextra.com/podcast
     
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    • 50 min
    Women and the Crusades

    Women and the Crusades

    Historian Natasha Hodgson explores the many different aspects of women’s involvement in the medieval campaigns fought in the Holy Land. Historyextra.com/podcast
     
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    • 50 min
    World War Two: the challenge of commemoration

    World War Two: the challenge of commemoration

    Historian and author Keith Lowe speaks to us about his new book Prisoners of History, which tells the stories of 25 monuments to the Second World War from across the globe and explains why many have become highly controversial. Historyextra.com/podcast
     
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    • 19 min
    A history of pandemics: from Spanish Flu to Covid-19

    A history of pandemics: from Spanish Flu to Covid-19

    Medical historian and journalist Mark Honigsbaum, author of The Pandemic Century, compares the current Covid-19 pandemic, and our responses to it, to previous diseases outbreaks over the past 100 years. Historyextra.com/podcast
     
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    • 36 min
    Everything you ever wanted to know about the Georgians, but were afraid to ask

    Everything you ever wanted to know about the Georgians, but were afraid to ask

    In the latest of our series tackling the big questions on major historical topics, historian Kate Smith responds to listener queries and popular search enquiries about British society during the 18th and early 19th centuries. Historyextra.com/podcast
     
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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
422 Ratings

422 Ratings

Fiona Australia 70 ,

Good easy listen

Great variety of topics. The quality of the podcasts is partly determined by the interviewee - some are better than others. The Knights Templar was very enjoyable

Geo0710057 ,

My favourite podcast

Such an interesting podcast - my favourite. They have a new guest and topic every time and it never fails to be interesting and consuming. Great job 😁

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Really enjoyable

This is a great podcast, interesting guests and a great variety of topics. Never dull.

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