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Historian Gareth Russell's weekly podcast with demented and delightful stories from the past

Single Malt History with Gareth Russell Gareth Russell

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    • 5.0 • 90 Ratings

Historian Gareth Russell's weekly podcast with demented and delightful stories from the past

    Special Episode: The new royal play that everyone is talking about

    Special Episode: The new royal play that everyone is talking about

    I am joined by internationally best-selling author Dr Philippa Gregory, author of the new play "Richard, My Richard" and two of its stars, Richard III (Kyle Rowe) and Margaret Beaufort (Laura Smithers), for an exclusive interview about the new royal play garnering rave reviews in England.

    • 48 min
    Season's Farewells with the Tudor Songbook

    Season's Farewells with the Tudor Songbook

    Jay Britton is setting the world of immersive history alight and I'm thrilled she's joining me here for the Christmas - and season finale - of Single Malt History.

    • 27 min
    The Marquess of Anglesey on his Tudor ancestor

    The Marquess of Anglesey on his Tudor ancestor

    I'm joined by the Marquess of Anglesey to discuss his fascinating new book "The Great Survivor of the Tudor Age," about his ancestor Sir William Paget. Paget was Jane Seymour's secretary, and Anne of Cleves', an adviser to Henry VIII, Edward VI made him a baron, he supported Lady Jane Grey but then served Mary I, and died in the reign of Elizabeth. 

    • 24 min
    Immortal Valor in World War Two

    Immortal Valor in World War Two

    I am joined this week by Robert Child, author of “Immortal Valor: The Black Medal of Honor Winners of World War II,” to discuss his acclaimed research into the remarkable story of the seven African American soldiers who were awarded the World War II Medal of Honor – and the 50-year campaign by some to deny them the heroes’ recognition.

    • 23 min
    Elizabeth II's Coronation Ball

    Elizabeth II's Coronation Ball

    PUBLICATION DAY EPISODE - to celebrate the American release of my new book, "The Palace," I am reading an exclusive extract from the book - the prologue, describing the 1953 coronation ball of Queen Elizabeth II.

    • 26 min
    The Mysteries of Harvington Hall

    The Mysteries of Harvington Hall

    Nestled in the English countryside, Harvington Hall is an extraordinarily well-preserved Elizabethan manor house, with many secrets - some, quite literally, hidden within its walls. I'm joined by Phil Downing, Harvington Hall's manager, to explore the role Harvington played in a dark yet fascinating chapter of English history.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

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90 Ratings

90 Ratings

hilehi ,

5+++ Stars!

I discovered Gareth and his work a few years ago and have been hooked ever since…. (Also, myself being a huge Tudor enthusiast!). I think his work is brilliant!

Spitinsoup ,

Really enjoy this

Gareth does a great job - he covers a really interesting variety of topics and his guests are always interesting and fun. Lauren MacKay is super fun!

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Magnificent

I love this podcast! So informative. Thank you so much!

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