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    Margaret Beaufort: Mother of the Tudors

    Margaret Beaufort: Mother of the Tudors

    Nicola Tallis comes on the show to talk about the extraordinary Margaret Beaufort: 'Mother of the Tudors' and the ancestor of all subsequent royals.
     
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    • 39 min
    The Bomb: With Fred Kaplan

    The Bomb: With Fred Kaplan

    Why is it that nobody has used the absolute weapon, the nuclear bomb, since 1945? Was it ever likely that the American arsenal would be used against the Soviet Union? Or was it created solely to prevent nuclear war? If the latter is true, how does a country create the false impression that it is willing to release a weapon of mass destruction? New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer prize winning journalist, Fred Kaplan, has authored The Bomb: Presidents, Generals and the Secret History of Nuclear War. In this episode, he and James discuss the strategies and motives of those in control of the bombs in the face of multiple crises ... not all of which are generally known.
     
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    • 35 min
    Mutiny on the Spanish Main

    Mutiny on the Spanish Main

    Angus Konstam joined me on the podcast to tell the dramatic story of HMS Hermione. In 1797, the British frigate was the site of the bloodiest mutiny in British naval history.
     
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    • 22 min
    SALIVA THE REFLUX!

    SALIVA THE REFLUX!

    In this bonus episode, the Histories of the Unexpected duo, James and Sam, once again clear their throats and continue to spitball about the unexpected history of SALIVA! Which is all about all about civilisation, politeness and Norbert Elias, chewing tobacco, tuberculosis, truth-telling, protecting from evil, women’s political movements, Charles Dickens and childhood beliefs and superstitions.!
     
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    • 38 min
    Time Travel to Regency Britain with Ian Mortimer

    Time Travel to Regency Britain with Ian Mortimer

    Ian Mortimer joined me on the podcast to take us back in time to the Regency period. It was a time of exuberance, thrills, frills and unchecked bad behaviour.
     
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    • 17 min
    Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution

    Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution

    Sudhir Hazareesingh joined me to discuss the life of Toussaint Louverture, a revolutionary leader who confronted the forces of slavery, settler colonialism, imperialism and racial hierarchy. The Haitian Revolution began in the French Caribbean colony of Saint-Domingue with a slave revolt in August 1791, and culminated a dozen years later in the proclamation of the world's first independent black state.
     
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    • 21 min

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