19 episodes

Hidden Histories sees Helen Carr exploring some of the country's hidden treasures, as she and some of our finest historians scramble through the actual spaces where history happened. Whether she's visiting the whorehouses of Covent Garden, or retracing the steps of the Peasants Revolt, Helen and her guests are a delightful guide to the hidden histories that lie just off the beaten track.

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Hidden Histories sees Helen Carr exploring some of the country's hidden treasures, as she and some of our finest historians scramble through the actual spaces where history happened. Whether she's visiting the whorehouses of Covent Garden, or retracing the steps of the Peasants Revolt, Helen and her guests are a delightful guide to the hidden histories that lie just off the beaten track.

    Christmas Special with Dan Snow

    Christmas Special with Dan Snow

    Dan Snow, international renowned public historian and broadcaster, comes in for a Christmassy chat with Helen about all things history.


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    • 40 min
    Going on Pilgrimage in the Middle Ages with Dr Emma Wells

    Going on Pilgrimage in the Middle Ages with Dr Emma Wells

    Helen and Emma talk about the rite of pilgrimage, and how pilgrimages shape the paths of the United Kingdom. Dr Emma Wells is a Lecturer in Ecclesiastical & Architectural History at the University of York.


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    • 30 min
    Medieval Rulers At The National Archives with Sean Cunningham

    Medieval Rulers At The National Archives with Sean Cunningham

    Sean Cunningham talks Helen through the National Archives, and they look at the incredible source material that not only allows us to look inside the lives of monarchs from Henry V to Edward IV and Henry VIII, but also to get an understanding of how they thought.


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    • 41 min
    The History of Crusading with Dan Jones

    The History of Crusading with Dan Jones

    Dan Jones discusses the complete history of crusading, from Saladin and the Horns of Hattin, to figures who might not make the usual histories, as well as the tainted legacy that crusading has left behind.


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    • 49 min
    Roman London and the Temple of Mithras with Daisy Dunn

    Roman London and the Temple of Mithras with Daisy Dunn

    Helen meets classicist, Daisy Dunn at the Mithraeum in London to discuss the hidden history of the Romans in England. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 24 min
    The Hidden History behind the House, with Mel Backe-Hansen

    The Hidden History behind the House, with Mel Backe-Hansen

    Helen talks to house historian, Mel Back-Hansen about the social history behind the home, the secrets that a house can hold, as well as some remarkable stories that Mel has unearthed in her research. Mel will also give a few hints and tips what to look for in your own home to catch a glimpse of its hidden history. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

CleverNamesAllTaken ,

Could be better.

I really like the concept of the podcast and Helen Carr does a good job. But the production quality isn’t great. I listen to podcasts on my commute and frequently have to give up as I can’t hear what they’re saying. The most recent episode about Simon de Montfort is a good example. Much too difficult to hear what the guest was saying.

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