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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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    Richard III returns

    Richard III returns

    Ten years after the remains of Richard III were unearthed, and as The Lost King arrives in UK cinemas, archaeologist and author Mike Pitts reflects on the astonishing discovery of the “king in the car park”, which made headlines across the globe. Speaking with Rob Attar, he reveals how the dramatic breakthrough was made and what Richard’s remains can tell us about his life and death.

    (Ad) Mike Pitts is the author of Digging for Richard III: The Search for the Lost King (Thames & Hudson, 2014). Buy it now from Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Digging-Richard-III-Archaeology-Found/dp/0500292027/ref=sr_1_1?crid=CJRVNH9F7GI6&keywords=mike+pitts+richard+iii&qid=1663938750&sprefix=%2Caps%2C57&sr=8-1&tag=bbchistory045-21&ascsubtag=historyextra-social-histboty

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    • 49 min
    Robert Harris on the manhunt for Charles I’s killers

    Robert Harris on the manhunt for Charles I’s killers

    Charles II was determined to seek revenge on the men who killed his father. During the Restoration period the regicides fled across the globe and were hunted down by the king’s allies, to be gruesomely executed for their part in Charles I’s death. Historical novelist Robert Harris tells Rhiannon Davies about his new book, Act of Oblivion, which follows the hunt for two Cromwellian colonels who signed the king’s death warrant.
    (Ad) Robert Harris is the author of Act of Oblivion (Cornerstone, 2022). Buy it now from Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Act-Oblivion-Robert-Harris/dp/1529151767/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2PEOB1OF8A1FW&keywords=robert+harris+act+of+oblivion&qid=1665044977&qu=eyJxc2MiOiIxLjkyIiwicXNhIjoiMS4zMiIsInFzcCI6IjEuMzEifQ%3D%3D&sprefix=robert+harris+act+of+%2Caps%2C60&sr=8-1&tag=bbchistory045-21&ascsubtag=historyextra-social-Histboty

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    • 29 min
    Anti-Chinese prejudice: from gold rushes to exclusion laws

    Anti-Chinese prejudice: from gold rushes to exclusion laws

    In the 19th century, the promise of gold brought Chinese immigrants to the west in unprecedented numbers. But before long, friction emerged on the gold fields. Speaking to Ellie Cawthorne, Mae Ngai explores how gold rushes helped shape racist attitudes towards Chinese people in the west, culminating in exclusionary immigration policies and shaping the course of international relations between China and the west.

    (Ad) Mae Ngai is the author of The Chinese Question: The Gold Rushes and Global Politics (W. W. Norton & Company, 2021). Buy it now from Amazon:
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    • 24 min
    WW2’s most daring raid

    WW2’s most daring raid

    Journalist and author Giles Whittell tells the story of the 1942 St Nazaire Raid, which saw hundreds of British commandos launch an audacious attack on German-occupied France. In conversation with Rob Attar, he explains why Britain chose to embark on such a risky operation and why he believes the raid was a success, despite the loss of lives.

    (Ad) Giles Whittell is the author of The Greatest Raid: St Nazaire, 1942: The Heroic Story of Operation Chariot (Viking, 2022). Buy it now from Amazon:
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    • 44 min
    15 minutes of fame: Babur, dynasty founder and diarist

    15 minutes of fame: Babur, dynasty founder and diarist

    It’s the HistoryExtra podcast’s 15th birthday, and to celebrate, we’ve asked 15 historians to nominate a figure from history they think deserves their ‘15 minutes of fame’. In this episode, Professor Margaret MacMillan nominates Babur. Speaking with Matt Elton, she considers the life and legacy of the 15th-century leader, who founded the Mughal empire – and kept a renowned diary.
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    • 15 min
    The Knights Templar: everything you wanted to know

    The Knights Templar: everything you wanted to know

    Who joined the Knights Templar? When not waging war, what did they get up to on a day-to-day basis? And how did they become associated with the Holy Grail? In this “Everything you wanted to know” episode, Emily Briffett speaks with Helen Nicholson to uncover the answers to your top questions about the crusading military order.
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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
554 Ratings

554 Ratings

Mathilde Jutras ,

Gone with the wind

Very good subject. Unfortunately the audio is not great on Professor Churchwell. It too bad…

brookem246 ,

Great topics

I learn so much from this podcast; the episodes are generally from a wide variety of historical/global topics. Love the investigative series (Salem, Pearl Harbour) and want more.

Antonik D ,

Keith Lowe’s apologetics

Lowe has a disturbing point of view. Putin is not “just like us”. Germany is ashamed of its Nazi past & builds no monuments. But Russia was never “desovietised” & admits to no blame. So - according to Lowe - it’s ok for them to celebrate Stalin and communist totalitarianism. Lowe doesn’t talk about the concept of national sovereignty, nor mention the UKs treaty obligation to UK. Very poor show.

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