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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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    The BBC at 100: political tensions in the 1970s and 80s

    The BBC at 100: political tensions in the 1970s and 80s

    In the latest instalment of our monthly series marking the centenary of the BBC, media historian David Hendy talks to Matt Elton about the political pressures and fissures that defined the 1970s and 80s – and the ways in which they shaped the corporation’s output.

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    • 37 min
    The end of Roman Britain | 3. a militarised state?

    The end of Roman Britain | 3. a militarised state?

    In the third episode of our podcast series on the end of Roman Britain, David Musgrove looks at how far Britain was a militarised state between the third and fifth centuries. Historian Dr Rob Collins explains how Roman Britain was set up to support the military machine of the wider empire, and what might have happened when that military machine began to falter.
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    • 42 min
    Who were the Celts?

    Who were the Celts?

    Simon Jenkins considers the enigmatic story of the Celts, and asks whether any such people ever actually existed. Speaking with David Musgrove, he also questions what the term ‘Celtic’ should mean to us today.

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    • 32 min
    Pioneering women pilots: from ballooning spectacles to flying escapades

    Pioneering women pilots: from ballooning spectacles to flying escapades

    Sally Smith considers the contributions made and significant firsts achieved by British women in the field of aviation, from ballooning and parachuting, to piloting airships and fixed-wing aircraft. Speaking with Emily Briffett, she highlights the extraordinary lives these pioneers led and the trials they faced in order to achieve success.

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    • 49 min
    Discovering a lost royal battleship

    Discovering a lost royal battleship

    Claire Jowitt discusses the discovery of a 17th-century shipwreck off the coast of Norfolk 
     
    Claire Jowitt speaks to Matt Elton about the news of the discovery of a 17th-century shipwreck off the coast of Norfolk – and why it might be the most important maritime find in decades. 

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    • 34 min
    The Edwardians: everything you wanted to know

    The Edwardians: everything you wanted to know

    In our latest everything you wanted to know episode, Dr John Jacob Woolf answers listener questions on Edwardian Britain. Speaking to Ellie Cawthorne, he touches on subjects ranging from suffrage, labour movements, empire and international relations, to leisure time, childhood and roller-skating.

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    • 34 min

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