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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

    The Picts

    The Picts

    Gordon Noble and Nicholas Evans, co-authors of The King in the North, discuss the latest thinking about the culture that flourished in what’s now Scotland in the first millennium AD. Historyextra.com/podcast
     
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    • 50 min
    Women and the Crusades

    Women and the Crusades

    Historian Natasha Hodgson explores the many different aspects of women’s involvement in the medieval campaigns fought in the Holy Land. Historyextra.com/podcast
     
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    • 50 min
    World War Two: the challenge of commemoration

    World War Two: the challenge of commemoration

    Historian and author Keith Lowe speaks to us about his new book Prisoners of History, which tells the stories of 25 monuments to the Second World War from across the globe and explains why many have become highly controversial. Historyextra.com/podcast
     
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    • 19 min
    A history of pandemics: from Spanish Flu to Covid-19

    A history of pandemics: from Spanish Flu to Covid-19

    Medical historian and journalist Mark Honigsbaum, author of The Pandemic Century, compares the current Covid-19 pandemic, and our responses to it, to previous diseases outbreaks over the past 100 years. Historyextra.com/podcast
     
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    Everything you ever wanted to know about the Georgians, but were afraid to ask

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

    In the latest of our series tackling the big questions on major historical topics, historian Kate Smith responds to listener queries and popular search enquiries about British society during the 18th and early 19th centuries. Historyextra.com/podcast
     
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    William and Cnut: a tale of two conquerors

    William and Cnut: a tale of two conquerors

    Historian Emily Ward, co-editor of a new book on the conquests of 1016 and 1066, explains how the earlier Danish invasion of England is crucial to our understanding of what happened 50 years later. Historyextra.com/podcast
     
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Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

TildaJean ,

Audio issues

The quality and volume of the podcast are problematic. Otherwise I would have given a five star rating.

Ed Wyn 19 ,

Better preparation by one interviewer is badly needed

Generally a great podcast. Sadly, one interviewer has a poor style and the rough transition between questions makes the interaction with that episode’s historian rather jarring. Far better, if that individual demonstrated an interest in the response so that a more natural conversation occurs.

mincraft is gret ,

Indian Soldiers at Dunkirk

Interesting podcast. Mention was made of the lack of recognition given these soldiers, e.g. films about Dunkirk and no Indian actors. If Indian soldiers’ contribution to the European war needs to be recognized, then mention should be made of the Waffen SS Indian Legion. Every race has its good and bad people and racism is not an affliction peculiar to any particular one.

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