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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

    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
    Tudor queens on screen

    Tudor queens on screen

    Eleana Woodacre delivers a lecture on the portrayal of historical queens in cinema and television, from Mary Queen of Scots toThe Spanish Princess


    In a lecture she delivered at BBC History Magazine’s 2019 Winchester History Weekend event, Elena Woodacre explores the ways that queens from the early modern era have been portrayed in cinema and television, from The Favourite and Mary Queen of Scots to The Tudors and The Spanish Princess.
     
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    • 50 min
    Moving, medieval-style

    Moving, medieval-style

    Jim Leary explains how people in prehistory and the Middle Ages moved around the world


    Can we follow in the footsteps of our prehistoric and medieval forebears? Archaeologist Dr Jim Leary, who researches travel and mobility in the era, explains what we know about the ways people in prehistory and the Middle Ages moved around the world they lived in.
     
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    • 54 min
    Enslaved women & resistance

    Enslaved women & resistance

    Stella Dadzie uncovers the experiences and resistance activities of enslaved women in the West Indies

    Historian and activist Stella Dadzie talks about her new book, A Kick in the Belly: Women, Slavery and Resistance, which uncovers the experiences of enslaved women in the West Indies, and reveals the inventive ways they resisted their oppressors
     
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    • 36 min

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