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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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    From bohemian Brighton to military Plymouth: the LGBTQ history of four British cities

    From bohemian Brighton to military Plymouth: the LGBTQ history of four British cities

    Matt Cook and Alison Oram discuss their new book Queer Beyond London, which uncovers the LGBTQ experience in four English cities – Brighton, Manchester, Plymouth and Leeds – from the sixties to the noughties. Speaking with Rachel Dinning, they consider how local people, places and politics shaped LGBTQ lives in each city, establishing individual cultures often very distinct from the national narrative.

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    • 51 min
    15 minutes of fame: Marguerite de Navarre, royal influencer

    15 minutes of fame: Marguerite de Navarre, royal influencer

    It’s the HistoryExtra podcast’s 15th birthday! To celebrate, we’ve asked 15 historians to nominate a figure from history they think deserves their 15 minutes of fame. In today’s episode, Suzannah Lipscomb tells Emily Briffett about the life of Marguerite de Navarre, a 16th-century royal player who had a major influence on both the Renaissance and Reformation.
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    The Mali empire: everything you wanted to know

    The Mali empire: everything you wanted to know

    Who founded the Mali empire? What impact did Islam have on its trajectory? What were its interactions with medieval Europe like? And what made its greatest leader, Mansa Musa, so fabulously wealthy? Speaking to Spencer Mizen, Kevin MacDonald answers listener questions on one of Africa’s greatest historical powers.
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    • 50 min
    The Mali empire: everything you wanted to know

    The Mali empire: everything you wanted to know

    Who founded the Mali empire? What impact did Islam have on its trajectory? What were its interactions with medieval Europe like? And what made its greatest leader, Mansa Musa, so fabulously wealthy? Speaking to Spencer Mizen, Kevin MacDonald answers listener questions on one of Africa’s greatest historical powers.

    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

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2.3K Ratings

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Best daily history pod

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