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Short History Of... is the podcast series hosted by John Hopkins. Each week, we'll transport you back in time to witness history's most incredible moments and remarkable people. New episodes Mondays.

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    • History
    • 4.5 • 37 Ratings

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Short History Of... is the podcast series hosted by John Hopkins. Each week, we'll transport you back in time to witness history's most incredible moments and remarkable people. New episodes Mondays.

Follow Noiser Podcasts on Twitter @Noiser_Podcasts for updates on our shows.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
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    Featuring: Scotland Yard Confidential - The Hatton Garden Heist

    Featuring: Scotland Yard Confidential - The Hatton Garden Heist

    Featuring Scotland Yard Confidential, the podcast that enters the minds of some of the greatest detectives in history - real-life sleuths who would give Sherlock Holmes a run for his money. In this taster episode, follow the story of the Hatton Garden Heist - one of the most daring diamond heists in British History. With potentially 40 million pounds worth of jewels missing, Scotland Yard's elite robbery and organized crime unit, the Flying Squad - was put on the case...
    Scotland Yard Confidential is a Spotify Original and available exclusively on Spotify.
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    • 57 min
    The Real Peaky Blinders

    The Real Peaky Blinders

    Between the 1890s and 1910s, the British city of Birmingham was in the grip of a gang: the Peaky Blinders. Their crimes – from stone-throwing and petty assault to murder – were unpredictable and senseless, and the police seemed powerless to stop it. So what’s the true story behind the legend that inspired the hit TV series? Were they really champions of the working class, their activities underpinned by codes of loyalty and morality? Or was theirs simply a reign of terror, marked by dishonour and violence?
    This is a Short History of The Real Peaky Blinders.
    Written by Luke Kuhns. With thanks to Professor Carl Chinn, social historian and author of Peaky Blinders: The Real Story
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    • 41 min
    Queen Elizabeth the Second, Part 2 of 2 (Repeat)

    Queen Elizabeth the Second, Part 2 of 2 (Repeat)

    To mark the passing of the Queen, Noiser brings you this episode from the archive of Short History Of…
    As the Queen’s family life became more complex, the relationship between palace and press intensified. But balancing the need for security and privacy against her very public responsibilities was never simple. So who was the real woman beneath the crown? How did she respond to the dark years of her reign, or the grief of losing her beloved husband? And how will history remember her?
    A Noiser production, written by Jo Furniss. With thanks to Dr Tracy Norman, author of Crown and Sceptre; and Dr Tessa Dunlop, author of Army Girls
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    • 53 min
    Queen Elizabeth the Second, Part 1 of 2 (Repeat)

    Queen Elizabeth the Second, Part 1 of 2 (Repeat)

    To mark the passing of the Queen, Noiser brings you this episode from the archive of Short History Of…
    Spanning seventy years, Queen Elizabeth II’s reign saw the world change beyond recognition. And from her earliest public appearances representing the King to her roles as sister, wife, mother and mother-in-law, she was never far from the headlines. But what was life like for the young princess, who dreamed of a baby brother to take the throne instead? How did she modernise an ancient role to fit a changing world, while managing a family so often overshadowed by scandal?
    A Noiser production, written by Jo Furniss. With thanks to Dr Tracy Norman, author of Crown and Sceptre; and Dr Tessa Dunlop, author of Army Girls.
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    • 56 min
    The Wars of the Roses, Part 3 of 3

    The Wars of the Roses, Part 3 of 3

    After the death of King Edward IV, the heir to the throne, Edward V, is left under the protection of the late king’s brother Richard. But what lay in store for the 12 year old king? Will Richard honour his brother’s will? And when the Wars of the Roses finally end, how do the rival houses of Plantagenet unite once and for all?
    This is part three of a special three-part Short History of the Wars of the Roses.
    Written by Danny Marshall. With thanks to Michael Hicks, historian and author of The Wars of the Roses; and Lauren Johnson, historian and author of The Shadow King – The Life and Death of Henry VI, and an upcoming book on Tudor matriarch Margaret Beaufort.
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    • 50 min
    The Wars of the Roses, Part 2 of 3

    The Wars of the Roses, Part 2 of 3

    With his father Richard of York’s head now on a spike, Edward’s determination to snatch the crown from Henry VI is stronger than ever. But how will he build support for his cause and assert his rights? Can he outmanoeuvre the formidable Queen Margaret, who will stop at nothing to see her own son on the throne? And is there any way to heal England’s bitter rifts and create a lasting peace?
    This is part two of a special three-part Short History of the Wars of the Roses.
    Written by Danny Marshall. With thanks to Michael Hicks, historian and author of The Wars of the Roses; and Lauren Johnson, historian and author of The Shadow King – The Life and Death of Henry VI, and an upcoming book on Tudor matriarch Margaret Beaufort.
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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

zizzy5467 ,

Great

Very good podcast with a presenter that grabs your attention. Looking forward to each new episode!

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Brilliant

Wonderful delivery, understandable and full of all the details that I somehow missed.

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History in a nutshell

Well written and brilliantly presented.

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