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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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    Countryside campaigners: four women who fought for our green spaces

    Countryside campaigners: four women who fought for our green spaces

    Professor Matthew Kelly tells David Musgrove the story of four women who helped to protect and preserve the English countryside from the 1870s through to the 1970s, battling for public access to natural spaces.

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    • 49 min
    15 minutes of fame: Charley Wilson, working-class trans man

    15 minutes of fame: Charley Wilson, working-class trans man

    It’s the HistoryExtra podcast’s 15th birthday, and to celebrate, we’ve asked 15 historians to nominate a figure from history they think deserves their ‘15 minutes of fame’. In this episode, Dr Fern Riddell nominates Victorian-era transgender man Charley Wilson. Speaking with Elinor Evans, she reveals why his story is important today.


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    • 15 min
    Hollywood history: everything you wanted to know

    Hollywood history: everything you wanted to know

    What are the most impactful films in Hollywood history? What made the golden age of film so golden? And how important were Hollywood movies in projecting American values to the wider world? In conversation with Spencer Mizen, Mark Glancy answers listener questions on a cultural powerhouse, from silent movies and glamorous stars to the blockbusters of the late 20th century.

    (Ad) Mark Glancy is the author of Cary Grant, the Making of a Hollywood Legend (OUP, 2021). Buy it now from Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Making-Hollywood-Legend-CULTURAL-BIOGRAPHIES/dp/0190053135/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2Q8BCYY1041O&keywords=mark+glancy+cary+grant&qid=1659704177&s=audible&sprefix=mark+glancy+cary+grant%2Caudible%2C48&sr=1-1-catcorr&tag=bbchistory045-21&ascsubtag=historyextra-social-histipad

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    • 45 min
    The Sahara: a green and pleasant land

    The Sahara: a green and pleasant land

    The Sahara is known as one of the world’s hottest and driest environments, but during his explorations of the desert over the past 60 years, Martin Williams has discovered evidence of a green and pleasant history. He explains to Spencer Mizen how the area was once home to lakes, rivers, humans and hippos.

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    • 34 min
    Tutankhamun | 1. Unearthing the boy king’s lost tomb

    Tutankhamun | 1. Unearthing the boy king’s lost tomb

    One hundred years ago, in 1922, Egyptologist Howard Carter made one of the most spectacular discoveries in the history of archaeology, when he unearthed the tomb of Tutankhamun in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. In the first episode in our new series on the life, death and legacy of the iconic pharaoh, Toby Wilkinson and Okasha El Daly tell Ellie Cawthorne about the hunt for the boy king’s tomb – which had lain undisturbed for more than 3,000 years – and the controversies sparked by the discovery.
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    • 41 min
    Is Queen Henrietta Maria’s rotten reputation deserved?

    Is Queen Henrietta Maria’s rotten reputation deserved?

    As the wife of Charles I, Henrietta Maria was in the firing line of the parliamentary propaganda machine. The Stuart queen was known as the “popish brat of France”, a “whore” and “the wife who wore the britches”. But does she deserve this rotten reputation? Emily Briffett spoke to Leanda de Lisle to bust some myths surrounding the reviled queen.

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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
2.3K Ratings

2.3K Ratings

RAKGB ,

Kudos for'The End of Roman Britain'

Excellent work on the part of David Musgrove and the BBC History Extra team. The conclusions drawn in the final episode were particularly brilliant and I'm sorry this series is over at the same time as I look forward to the next one. What I like most about this podcast in general is the open-minded view of history as a growing and changing discipline. Great stuff!

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Beguiling Books

Excellent informative podcast. Interviewer asked poignant questions.

dldnh ,

Excellent

An excellent podcast, always very interesting.

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