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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

    The transformation of India’s glamorous golden couple

    The transformation of India’s glamorous golden couple

    John Zubryzcki shares the story of the party-loving royals of the House of Jaipur, who turned to politics following Indian independence

    In the 1950s and 60s, the House of Jaipur’s Jai and Ayesha were seen as India’s golden couple, rubbing shoulders with American film stars and British royalty. But as the princely states’ power was squeezed post-partition, the couple had to balance partying with politics. John Zubrzycki charts their tumultuous lives.

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    Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, on historical fiction

    Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, on historical fiction

    Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, and Marguerite Kaye join us to discuss their new historical romance novel, Her Heart for a Compass, which follows Victorian aristocrat Lady Margaret Montagu Scott, as she seeks to shake off the suffocating restrictions of the time.

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    Oliver Cromwell’s remarkable rise to power

    Oliver Cromwell’s remarkable rise to power

    Historian Ronald Hutton discusses Oliver Cromwell’s early life and career, exploring the brilliance and cruelty of the future Lord Protector and explaining how he rose from obscurity to become one of the dominant figures of the age.

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    Modern Welsh history: everything you wanted to know

    Modern Welsh history: everything you wanted to know

    Martin Johnes tackles listener questions about the history of modern Wales, from the Industrial Revolution to devolution

    In the latest episode in our series tackling major historical topics, Professor Martin Johnes answers listener questions about the history of modern Wales. He covers topics from the rapid industrialisation that transformed the nation’s landscape and culture in the 19th century to devolution at the turn of the 21st century.
     
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    George II: reassessing a much-forgotten monarch

    George II: reassessing a much-forgotten monarch

    Norman Davies introduces a long-maligned and overlooked monarch, George II, King of Great Britain and Ireland and Elector of Hanover, considering the legacy of his rule, the familial rifts that characterised his reign, and his role in the trade of enslaved people.

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    A hard-fought history of trespass

    A hard-fought history of trespass

    Nick Hayes discusses the contested history of land ownership in England, from William the Conqueror to the Kinder trespass

    Nick Hayes, author of The Book of Trespass, discusses the contested history of land ownership in England, from William the Conqueror to the Kinder trespass. He recounts moments from history when people have come to blows over whether our natural resources should belong to the many, or be accessed only by a privileged few.

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