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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

    Enslaved women & resistance

    Enslaved women & resistance

    Stella Dadzie uncovers the experiences and resistance activities of enslaved women in the West Indies

    Historian and activist Stella Dadzie talks about her new book, A Kick in the Belly: Women, Slavery and Resistance, which uncovers the experiences of enslaved women in the West Indies, and reveals the inventive ways they resisted their oppressors
     
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    • 36 min
    Aztecs in their own words

    Aztecs in their own words

    Professor Camilla Townsend discusses her new book Fifth Sun: A New History of Aztecs, which overturns existing narratives about the ancient civilisation by charting its rise and fall through the stories of the Aztecs themselves.
     
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    • 37 min
    A new take on India’s history

    A new take on India’s history

    Professor Richard M Eaton discusses his book, India in the Persianate Age, 1000–1765, which explores the nation’s rich history across eight centuries and argues that we should see it through a cultural, rather than purely religious, lens.
     
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    • 44 min
    The French Revolution: Everything you need to know

    The French Revolution: Everything you need to know

    In the latest of our series tackling the big questions on major historical topics, historian Marisa Linton responds to listener queries and popular search enquiries about the dramatic events that engulfed France in the late 18th century. Topics discussed include the causes of the revolution, the role of Louis XVI and Mari Antoinette, and the bloodshed of the Terror. Historyextra.com/podcast
     
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    • 48 min
    A Triple Bond Broken: The Destruction of the House of York

    A Triple Bond Broken: The Destruction of the House of York

    In a lecture he delivered at our 2019 BBC History Magazine History Weekend in Winchester, historian and author Thomas Penn explores the turbulent relationship between three brothers: Edward IV, George, Duke of Clarence and Richard III. Historyextra.com/podcast
     
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    • 42 min
    An Atlantic slave war

    An Atlantic slave war

    Historian Vincent Brown discusses his recent book, Tacky’s Revolt, which describes an uprising in Jamaica that was the largest slave revolt in the 18th-century British Atlantic world. The book has recently been shortlisted for the Cundill History Prize. Historyextra.com/podcast
     
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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

Low on credit ,

Very enjoyable

Consistently good, consistently informative and some excellent guests.

MaryH1nge ,

This podcast GOT GOOD!!

Love the full ep on single topic. Esp the ‘what you always wanted to know...’ stuff.

(And, dear Rob. Utterly, utterly adorable. You just want to mother him.
I hope he’s keeping warm enough?)

Be Henry ,

Sorry but Isabel Wilkerson is wrong

So obsessed with virtue signalling and identity politics that history only occasionally features as the basis for the topics. Prefixing titles with “black” only serves to make the producers feel good and makes people want to ignore the episode because most normal people are colourblind and more concerned with character than skin colour. I have no confidence that the subject matter in these episodes would make for good content. I believe the content was probably just picked because it ticked the race box. Yawn.

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