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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

    Indian soldiers at Dunkirk

    Indian soldiers at Dunkirk

    Historian Ghee Bowman, author of The Indian Contingent, tells the stories of a group of Muslims in the British Expeditionary Force who were part of the famous evacuation from the beaches of France in 1940. Historyextra.com/podcast
     
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    • 36 min
    Medieval prisoners of war

    Medieval prisoners of war

    Rémy Ambühl discusses his new research into the fate of captives in the Hundred Years’ War. Historyextra.com/podcast
     
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    • 41 min
    David Olusoga on A House Through Time

    David Olusoga on A House Through Time

    Ahead of the third instalment of his acclaimed BBC TV series A House Through Time, historian and broadcaster David Olusoga delves into the story of Bristol’s past and explains the value of studying history through our own homes. Historyextra.com/podcast
     
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    • 24 min
    Everything you ever wanted to know about the Crusades, but were afraid to ask

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

    In the latest of our series tackling the big questions on major historical topics, historian Rebecca Rist responds to listener queries and popular search enquiries about the medieval Christian campaigns in the middle east. Historyextra.com/podcast
     
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    • 59 min
    Saturday lecture: Medieval crime and violence

    Saturday lecture: Medieval crime and violence

    In the first of five talks from our virtual Medieval Life and Death Day event, historian Hannah Skoda explores the nature and consequences of crime and violence in the middle ages. Historyextra.com/podcast
     
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    • 59 min
    Cooking for Churchill

    Cooking for Churchill

    Food historian Annie Gray tells the story of Georgina Landemare, who became Winston Churchill’s cook during the Second World War. Her career offers fascinating insights into the dining habits of the wartime leader and the nation as a whole. Historyextra.com/podcast
     
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    • 37 min

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825 Ratings

825 Ratings

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How can BBC radio be so great and BBC TV be so poor

I am a podcast nut and have just discovered this podcast I have started right at the start the commentary content and unbiased attitudes is really world class let’s hope their colleagues in TV follow their example but I doubt it keep it up so how I doubt it

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Churchill’s cook

Absolutely brilliant

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Brilliant

Dan Snow really makes history come alive, his own enthusiasm is contagious and makes for some extremely interesting shows. Having a historian present shows rather than a career TV personality makes a massive difference.

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