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Chalke Talk the podcast from the Chalke Valley History Festival
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Chalke Talk the podcast from the Chalke Valley History Festival
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    Dan Snow

    Dan Snow

    1918: One Hundred Days to Victory
    The stunning series of victories that brought the First World War to a close are regarded as some of the most important battles the British have ever fought. Yet today they are largely forgotten. Dan Snow tells the story of The Hundred Days Offensive and how a hastily assembled army of civilians was forged into the finest force in British history that decisively defeated Germany.

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    • 35 min
    Adam Zamoyski

    Adam Zamoyski

    Napoleon: The Man Behind the Myth
    ‘What a novel my life has been!’ exclaimed Napoleon – but he wrote much of it himself. A masterful and shameless manipulator of myths, he created a narrative that still inspires passionate and conflicting responses. Was he a god-like genius, Romantic avatar, megalomaniac monster or just a nasty little dictator? Adam Zamoyski argues that he was none of these and presents a more human, more understandable and far more interesting Napoleon.

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    • 48 min
    Tim Rice

    Tim Rice

    A Personal History of Musicals: How to Succeed, By Mistake, in the World of Musical Theatre
    Multi-award-winning lyricist Sir Tim Rice is responsible for some of the most successful musicals of all time both on stage and on screen. In this talk, he discusses his own journey from his partnership with Andrew Lloyd-Webber in the 1960s through to collaborating with Elton John, winning Oscars, Golden Globes, Grammys, Ivor Novellos and having his own place on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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    • 41 min
    Tim Shipman & Guy Walters

    Tim Shipman & Guy Walters

    All Out War: The Full Story of How Brexit Sank Britain's Political Class
    This is political history that rivals the very best thrillers: a behind the scenes account of what really happened before, during and immediately after the Brexit referendum. Tim Shipman had unrivalled access to many of the key players and, in this discussion with Guy Walters, offers a ringside view of the decision that will change the UK forever.


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    • 44 min
    Chris Renwick

    Chris Renwick

    Bread for All: The Origins of the Welfare State
    From the Victorian workhouse to the National Insurance and National Health Service Acts that came into effect in 1948, Chris Renwick exploreS the welfare state’s evolution, one of the greatest transformations in British intellectual, social and political life. He challenges common assumptions about what the welfare state was originally for and in doing so aska what the idea continues to mean for us today.

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    • 38 min
    Emily Russel & John Julius Norwich

    Emily Russel & John Julius Norwich

    Constant Heart: The War Diaries of Maud Russell 1939-1945
    Mottisfont Abbey was home to Maud Russell, an active figure in British political and artistic life. Maud’s granddaughter, Emily Russell, has edited her private diaries and tells tales of Maud’s encounters with celebrated artists and writers such as Matisse, Rex Whistler and Ian Fleming, her wartime life on a country estate, and her struggle to help her Jewish relations flee Nazi Germany.

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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

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Douglas Rattrays

Just listened to his podcast about the battle at IsandIwana it has to be the best most moving thought provoking pod I’ve heard, to heard the story from both sides was just magnificent.
I would recommend anyone to listen to it.

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