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Join Joe, Gemma and special guests as each week they talk about one hot topic in the world of history. From the profane to the profound, the regal to the ridiculous and the sobering to the silly, the Viral History Podcast is a fun, warts and all look at history and ironically, we don't think Oliver Cromwell would have approved one bit!

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Join Joe, Gemma and special guests as each week they talk about one hot topic in the world of history. From the profane to the profound, the regal to the ridiculous and the sobering to the silly, the Viral History Podcast is a fun, warts and all look at history and ironically, we don't think Oliver Cromwell would have approved one bit!

    6: The History of Notre Dame and The Importance of Buildings | Dr. Emma Wells and Dr. Estelle Paranque

    6: The History of Notre Dame and The Importance of Buildings | Dr. Emma Wells and Dr. Estelle Paranque

    This week we're joined by Dr. Emma Wells and Dr. Estelle Paranque to discuss the turbulent history of Notre Dame. From weddings and imperial coronations to revolutionary desecration, the cathedral has stood at the heart of Paris for 850 years. However, we discover Notre Dame's history is a tumultuous one of evolution and change and we discuss how best to tackle this latest phase in the life of the ever-changing building.

    Also we have perhaps our finest ever idiom so please, cucumbers at the ready.

    Please leave us a review if you have time and we love hearing from you, so if you want to get in touch, details are below!

    Email: info@viral-history.com

    twitter: @ViralHistory_

    Instagram: @ViralHistory

    Facebook: Viral History

    And check out the Viral History channel on YouTube

    Thanks for listening!

    • 36 min
    5: Rex Factor Special with Graham and Ali

    5: Rex Factor Special with Graham and Ali

    In this episode we’re joined by history podcasting royalty Graham and Ali from Rex Factor as they prepare for their brand-new series on Consorts and Prince Consorts. We learn about Ali’s horizontal broadcasting style, the animated show and the new series and find out what really happens on a Rex Factor tour!

    Listen for details on how you could win a coveted Rex Factor mug AND t-shirt… blimey.

    Email: info@viral-history.com

    twitter: @ViralHistory_

    Instagram: @ViralHistory

    Facebook: Viral History

    And check out the Viral History channel on YouTube .

    Chat soon and thanks for listening!

    • 27 min
    4: Henry VI | Lauren Johnson on The Shadow King

    4: Henry VI | Lauren Johnson on The Shadow King

    Ahead of the release of her new book, _Shadow King: The Life and Death of Henry VI_ we were joined by historian and writer Lauren Johnson to reevaluate the life of the man some have called the worst monarch in English history.
    At the centre of the storm that was the War of the Roses and surrounded by larger-than-life characters on both sides, Henry VI was a quiet and pious man who just wanted everyone to get along. In an age of intrigue and murder we ask: as a Medieval King, was it a bad thing to be a good egg?
    Listen to the podcast to find out how you can win a copy of Lauren's new book and if you want to get in touch with the show just give us a shout:
    Email: info@viral-history.com
    twitter: @ViralHistory_
    Instagram: @ViralHistory
    Facebook: Viral History
    And check out the Viral History channel on YouTube
    Thanks for listening!

    • 28 min
    3: Schindler's List 25th Anniversary | Dr. Anna Scanlon and Hanna Flint

    3: Schindler's List 25th Anniversary | Dr. Anna Scanlon and Hanna Flint

    This episode we look back at a landmark in cinema, with the 25th anniversary of Steven Spielberg's masterpiece Schindler's List. Holocaust Historian Dr. Anna Scanlon and film critic Hanna Flint join us to discuss the film's resonance and impact both culturally and cinematically. We also discuss the rise not only in ignorance of the Holocaust but also in denial of Nazi atrocities and look at the impact cinema has had on keeping the memory of those who suffered alive.

    Listen for details on how you could win the 25th Anniversary DVD of the landmark 1993 film and if you want to join in with the show or want to chat to us, details are below:

    Email: info@viral-history.com 

    twitter: @ViralHistory_

    Instagram: @ViralHistory

    Facebook: Viral History

    And check out the Viral History channel on YouTube .

    Speak soon and thanks for listening.

    • 29 min
    2: All Is True | Shakespeare | Dr. Joanne Paul and Dr. Kirsty Rolfe

    2: All Is True | Shakespeare | Dr. Joanne Paul and Dr. Kirsty Rolfe

    With the release of _All Is True_, the new film about Shakespeare's twilight years (Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen) is released, we're joined by Dr. Joanne Paul and Dr. Kirsty Rolfe to discuss the movie, Ken Branagh's fake nose and why getting the plague was such a hassle!
    Also there is a slight spoilery bit at about 19 mins but it does lead to a cracking discussion in which the word 'bubos' gets used a number of times which in our eyes, justifies anything.
    Plus, have a listen out for our competition, where you have chance to win Joanne's book on Thomas More.
    If you want to join in with the show get in touch with us:
    Email: info@viral-history.com
    twitter: @ViralHistory_
    Instagram: @ViralHistory
    Facebook: Viral History
    And check out the Viral History channel on YouTube
    Don't forget to rate and review the show for your chance to win the competition!
    Chat soon!

    • 36 min
    1: Mary Queen of Scots | Dr. Suzannah Lipscomb vs Dr. Estelle Paranque

    1: Mary Queen of Scots | Dr. Suzannah Lipscomb vs Dr. Estelle Paranque

    _To coincide with the release of the brand new Mary Queen of Scots film starring Margot Robbie and Saoirse Ronan, Dr. Suzannah Lipscomb and Dr. Estelle Paranque Tudor fat (get it!?) over the new Hollywood blockbuster answering questions such as:_

    _Is it ok to play fast and loose with history in films?_

    _What does the film say about feminism?_

    _And were 16th Scots more 'kidnappy' than the English!?_

    _Also have a listen out for our competition, giving you the chance to win Kate Williams' book Rival Queens: The Betrayal of Mary, Queen of Scots._

    _If you want to join in with the show get in touch with us:_

    _Email: info@viral-history.com_

    _twitter: @Viral_History_

    _Instagram: @ViralHistory_

    _Facebook: Viral History_

    _And check out the Viral History channel on YouTube_

    _Don't forget to rate and review the show as a historical figure for your chance to win the competition!_

    _Chat soon!_

    • 37 min

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