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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

    Formidable dynasties of the Italian Renaissance

    Formidable dynasties of the Italian Renaissance

    Mary Hollingsworth discusses her new book, Princes of the Renaissance, which charts the wars and alliances between the powerful Italian families of the 15th and 16th centuries

    Mary Hollingsworth discusses her new book Princes of the Renaissance, which charts the wars and alliances between the powerful Italian families of the 15th and 16th centuries – wealthy and influential dynasties whose patronage led to some of the greatest art and architecture of the period.
     
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    Vikings in North America

    Vikings in North America

    Gordon Campbell reveals how the Vikings made epic voyages of discovery across the Atlantic a millennium ago

    The argument over whether Norse explorers settled in North America a millennium ago has raged for two centuries, pitting Protestants against Catholics, Native Americans against European colonists – and producing claims and counterclaims often grounded in an ideology of racial superiority. Gordon Campbell, author of Norse America, discusses this often-fractious debate and sets out what we actually know about the Vikings’ remarkable voyages across the Atlantic
     
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    Shipwrecked in the Arctic: a 16th-century survival story

    Shipwrecked in the Arctic: a 16th-century survival story

    Journalist Andrea Pitzer discusses her latest book Icebound: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World, which recounts the Arctic ordeal of Dutch explorer William Barents and his crew. In 1597, they set sail in a bid to find a North East passage to China, but spent nine months fighting off ravenous polar bears, extreme cold and a seemingly endless winter after becoming stranded in the ice.
     
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    The Roman emperors: everything you wanted to know

    The Roman emperors: everything you wanted to know

    Shushma Malik discusses some of the most admired and reviled Roman emperors, and considers whether the legends surrounding them stand up to scrutiny

    In the latest in our series tackling the big questions on major historical topics, historian Shushma Malik responds to your questions on some of the most admired and reviled Roman emperors, and considers whether the legends surrounding them stand up to scrutiny.
     
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    Adventure and archaeology in the golden age of Egyptology

    Adventure and archaeology in the golden age of Egyptology

    Toby Wilkinson, author of A World Beneath the Sands, gives a lecture on the men and women whose obsession with Egypt’s ancient civilisation drove them to uncover its secrets in the 19th and early 20th centuries. He reveals how their work helped to enrich and transform our understanding of the Nile valley and its people, and left a lasting impression on Egypt, too.
     
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    Crafting historical weapons for Wolf Hall and The Witcher

    Crafting historical weapons for Wolf Hall and The Witcher

    From Roman catapults to medieval daggers, Tod of Tod’s Workshop has made it all. The historical weapon-maker gives a behind-the-scenes peek into making replica weapons and armour for period dramas and hit TV shows like Wolf Hall and The Witcher.
     
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I like this podcast put the segments with Rachael Dinning are terrible. I’m sure she’s a lovely person but I can’t listen to her anymore. She sounds like a giddy school girl interviewing someone for the school paper. If you watch SNL she sounds like Heidi Gardner on weekend update playing a teenager. It’s distracting and seems unprofessional.

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