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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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The latest news from the team behind BBC History Magazine - a popular History magazine. To find out more, visit www.historyextra.com

    Everything you ever wanted to know about the Crusades, but were afraid to ask

    Everything you ever wanted to know about the Crusades, but were afraid to ask

    In the latest of our series tackling the big questions on major historical topics, historian Rebecca Rist responds to listener queries and popular search enquiries about the medieval Christian campaigns in the middle east. Historyextra.com/podcast
     
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    • 59 min
    Saturday lecture: Medieval crime and violence

    Saturday lecture: Medieval crime and violence

    In the first of five talks from our virtual Medieval Life and Death Day event, historian Hannah Skoda explores the nature and consequences of crime and violence in the middle ages. Historyextra.com/podcast
     
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    • 59 min
    Cooking for Churchill

    Cooking for Churchill

    Food historian Annie Gray tells the story of Georgina Landemare, who became Winston Churchill’s cook during the Second World War. Her career offers fascinating insights into the dining habits of the wartime leader and the nation as a whole. Historyextra.com/podcast
     
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    • 37 min
    Rutger Bregman’s optimistic history of the world

    Rutger Bregman’s optimistic history of the world

    Bestselling Dutch historian Rutger Bregman discusses his new book,Humankind: A Hopeful History, which ranges through the past to argue that humanity is inherently good. Historyextra.com/podcast
     
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    • 35 min
    Living on the edge in Victorian Britain

    Living on the edge in Victorian Britain

    Historian Emma Griffin, author of the new book Bread Winner, explores how economic changes in 19th-century Britain affected family life for working class Victorians. Historyextra.com/podcast
     
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    • 34 min
    Everything you ever wanted to know about the English Reformation, but were afraid to ask

    Everything you ever wanted to know about the English Reformation, but were afraid to ask

    In the latest of our series tackling the big questions on major historical topics, historian Diarmaid MacCulloch responds to listener queries and popular search enquiries about Henry VIII’s break from Rome and the seismic events that followed. Historyextra.com/podcast
     
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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

Gobbly Dragon ,

History Extra Thank You

Love the new everything you wanted to know series. The History Extra podcasts are a ray of sunshine during these dark times. Wonderful to hear top tier historians and interviewers talk about something besides current politics

AnthonyVPGH ,

Poor speaking habits

”uhm, [tsk]”, again and again nearly every sentence. Unprofessional and unprepared.

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Post-modern deconstruction Bilge

Again demonstrating blindness and complete ignorance to the essence and motivation of faith. Obtusly playing into the leftist rewriting of history. So very sad.

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