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Chalke Talk the podcast from the Chalke Valley History Festival

    155. Yasmin Khan (2018)

    155. Yasmin Khan (2018)

    The Raj at War: A People's History of India's Second World War


    The Second World War was not fought by Britain alone. India produced the largest volunteer army in world history: over 2 million men. Yasmin Khan presents the overlooked history of India at war, and will show how mobilisation for the war unleashed seismic processes of economic, cultural and social change – decisively shaping the international war effort, the unravelling of the empire and India’s own political trajectory.
     
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    • 38 min
    154. Ben Kane (2018)

    154. Ben Kane (2018)

    Clash of Empires: Rome v Greece


    Rome. Greece. Two of the greatest civilisations ever to exist, yet the story of how the former came to conquer the latter just a few years after a brutal war with Carthage is little known today. The brilliant Ben Kane brings to life the characters, the political intrigue, the alliances made and broken, as well as the heroic battles. This clash of powers had it all.
     
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    • 43 min
    153. Nicholas Jubber (2019)

    153. Nicholas Jubber (2019)

    Epic Continent: Adventures in the Great Stories of Europe


    Award-winning travel writer Nicholas Jubber journeyed across Europe exploring it’s epic poems, from the Odyssey to Beowulf, the Song of Roland to the Nibelungenlied. In these tales soaked in blood and fire, Nicholas Jubber reveals how fantasy realms of gods and emperors, dragons and water-maidens, knights and princesses shaped our world: their deep impact on European identity, and their resonance in our turbulent times.
     
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    • 28 min
    152. Michael Jones (2018)

    152. Michael Jones (2018)

    The Black Prince


    In 1346, at the age of 16, he helped defeat the French at Crécy; ten years later he captured the King of France at Poitiers. Michael Jones illuminates the dramatic story of ‘the Black Prince’, the eldest son and heir of Edward III of England. Using the Prince’s own letters, he paints a memorable portrait of warfare and society in the tumultuous fourteenth century.
     
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    • 40 min
    151. James Lawrence (2017)

    151. James Lawrence (2017)

    Empires in the Sun: The Struggle for the Mastery of Africa


    In this talk about the men and ideas that radically changed the course of world history, Lawrence James investigates and analyses how, within a hundred years, Europeans persuaded and coerced Africa into becoming a subordinate part of the modern world. The continent proved to be a magnet for the high-minded, the philanthropic, the unscrupulous and the insane.
     
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    • 35 min
    150. Steven Isenberg (2019)

    150. Steven Isenberg (2019)

    Robert Kennedy: Working for Bobby


    In 1968, a year that saw America divided by the Vietnam War and shocked by the assassination of Reverend Martin Luther King, Steve Isenberg, a 27-year-old political novice, joined the presidential campaign of Senator Robert F. Kennedy. He recounts his adventures on the campaign trail and reveals the highs and lows of a campaign that was innocent and idealistic, yet full of serious purpose and determination, but that was ultimately to end in tragedy.
     
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    • 43 min

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