With Rifle and Pack - a group of historians and lovers of history producing podcasts on a variety of historical topics.
In today's podcast, Chris looks at the six degrees of separation between King John and Francis Bacon.
In today's WRAP podcast, Tony looks at the history of the Olympics, and examines more closely the events of the 1936 games.
Festival Of Britain
Tony's latest podcast looks at the Festival of Britain in 1951. On the anniversary of the Great Exhibition in 1851, the Festival aimed to showcase the best of Britain.
The Isle of Sheppey
In today's With Rifle and Pack podcast, Freya investigates the local history behind the small island where she grew up. Situated in the Thames Estuary, the Isle of Sheppey has a few secrets you might not expect...
Tony's latest podcast looks at the Vikings, and examines some of their raids on England, including that on Lindisfarne in 793AD.
Al Stewart (b. 1945) has created some wonderful and beautiful folk-rock songs that consist of rich woven tales of characters, emotions and experiences that many of us encounter but also weaving into many of his songs Historical events, and individuals. Al in many ways is unique in melding the two to create ‘Historical Folk Rock’. The aim of this mini-series of podcasts is to look upon the lyrics of his songs to pull out some wonderful lyrics and interweave that with a larger look at the historical events and individuals that are upon his canvas. As such the series is therefore less a critique of assessing and ordering the best songs in his back catalogue.