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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 Holocaust orphans

    The Holocaust orphans

    As we approach the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, historian Rebecca Clifford tells the stories of child survivors of the Holocaust who made their way to Britain after the war. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 43 min
    Simon de Montfort’s medieval revolution

    Simon de Montfort’s medieval revolution

    Historian Sophie Ambler chronicles the dramatic life of Simon de Montfort, the 13th-century rebel who battled Henry III for mastery in England and established a revolutionary form of government. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 40 min
    The Windrush generation

    The Windrush generation

    Historian, author and broadcaster Colin Grant discusses his recent book, Homecoming: Voices of the Windrush Generation, which tells the stories of postwar immigrants to Britain from the Caribbean. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 41 min
    Puritans and the Mayflower

    Puritans and the Mayflower

    Stephen Tomkins discusses the rise of Puritanism in England and the origins of the Mayflower voyage to North America in 1620. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 37 min
    The Auschwitz volunteer

    The Auschwitz volunteer

    Jack Fairweather, author of the Costa Biography Award-winning book The Volunteer, tells the story of the Polish resistance leader Witold Pilecki who allowed himself to be arrested by the Nazis in order to gather intelligence from Auschwitz. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 35 min
    Medieval myths

    Medieval myths

    Historian Hannah Skoda tackles some common misconceptions about the middle ages, from irrational peasants and filthy towns, to powerless women and mindless violence. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

Rod24601 ,

Love the podcast, audio needs help

I really enjoy the content and can’t wait for the extra episode each week. I just hope that I’ll be able to hear it. Frequently, the interviewer and guest are at different audio levels making it difficult to get every morsel of content. In addition, some of the interviewers same to fade as they ask questions. Any help is appreciated.

Mpozniak ,

Disappointed in one episode

I just listened to the podcast about Roman politics. I will preface this by saying: one, I normally love this podcast. Two, I am from the United States. Three, I am a pretty moderate person in terms of politics, both my views and actions. Having said all that, this guest was rude, snarky, biased, and seemed to think he was very clever with his backhanded put downs of President Trump. Honestly, is there no where I can go now where I can escape snotty politics? There was a very easy way to draw parallels to today’s politics without being snarky. In my opinion, as soon as you start showing bias and snottiness, you lose a certain amount of credibility, especially as an historian. What a disappointment, especially because this was otherwise a very interesting and informative podcast topic.

tian1191 ,

Great for history lovers, frustrating voice

The podcast is great for history lovers, really gets into the nitty gritty of things. My one frustration is that Rob Attar’s voice is not very apt for podcast listening. At 2x speed I often have to go back and slow down to understand what he is saying. His already thick English accent is mixed in with a nasal/lisp-esq sound (without an actual lisp)which makes it not very conducive to understanding at higher speeds, which is of course the only way to listen to podcasts. Maybe he can get the BBC to pay for voice lessons, because other than that he’s great!

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