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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

    The Falklands War in the air

    The Falklands War in the air

    Aviation historian Rowland White explores the events of the 1982 Falklands War through the story of Britain’s Sea Harrier jump jet.
     
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    • 33 min
    Unexpected Irish tales

    Unexpected Irish tales

    Author Turtle Bunbury shares stories from his book Ireland’s Forgotten Past – a collection of overlooked and ‘disremembered’ moments in the history of Ireland, from raging storms and the Knights Templar to Dublin’s Viking kings.
     
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    • 27 min
    Black Britons in WW2

    Black Britons in WW2

    Stephen Bourne discusses the experiences of Britain’s black community during the Second World War


    Historian Stephen Bourne, author of Under Fire: Black Britain in Wartime, discusses the experiences of black civilians and service personnel in Britain between 1939 and 1945, and charts their contributions to the war effort.
     
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    • 36 min
    At sea with the Vikings

    At sea with the Vikings

    Jan Bill gives us the lowdown on Viking ships, and offers updates on the Gjellestad Ship excavation, currently underway in Norway


    Jan Bill gives us the lowdown on Viking ships, and updates us on the latest discoveries at the Gjellestad Ship excavation, currently underway in Norway. The professor of archaeology explains what it was like to sail on a Viking ship and the amount of time and money required to build them.
     
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    • 44 min
    Adventure & opportunity: female transatlantic travellers

    Adventure & opportunity: female transatlantic travellers

    Historian Siân Evans explores the lives and voyages of women in the golden age of transatlantic travel, which saw some enjoying luxurious journeys aboard opulent ocean liners and presented others with the opportunity to seek independence and a new life.
     
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    • 31 min
    The Regency era: everything you wanted to know

    The Regency era: everything you wanted to know

    Emily Brand responds to listener queries and popular search enquiries about the Regency era


    Historian and author Emily Brand responds to listener queries and popular search enquiries about Britain in the Regency era, from the lavish spending and reputation of the Prince Regent himself to how much we can really learn from Jane Austen.
     
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    • 53 min

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