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History Extra podcast

History Extra podcast

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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

Latest Episodes

David Abulafia on The Boundless Sea

Historian David Abulafia discusses his latest book, The Boundless Sea: A Human History of the Oceans, which was recently declared the winner of the prestigious Wolfson History Prize. Our conversation focuses in particular on the maritime history of the medieval era. Historyextra.com/podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

48 MIN21 h ago
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David Abulafia on The Boundless Sea

California’s century of change

Laurence Grissell, producer of the recent BBC Radio 4 series The Californian Century, explores some of the key moments in the Golden State’s modern history, from the age of Hollywood to the rise of Silicon Valley. Historyextra.com/podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

28 MIN2 d ago
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California’s century of change

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Scottish Wars of Independence, but were afraid to ask

In the latestof our series tackling the big questions on major historical topics, historian Iain MacInnesresponds to listener queries and popular search enquiries about the Anglo-Scottish military conflicts of the 13thand 14th centuries. Historyextra.com/podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

62 MIN3 d ago
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Everything you ever wanted to know about the Scottish Wars of Independence, but were afraid to ask

The Picts

Gordon Noble and Nicholas Evans, co-authors ofThe 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

50 MIN4 d ago
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The Picts

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

50 MIN5 d ago
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Women and the Crusades

World War Two: the challenge of commemoration

Historian and author Keith Lowe speaks to us about his new bookPrisoners 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

19 MIN1 w ago
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World War Two: the challenge of commemoration

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

36 MIN1 w ago
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A history of pandemics: from Spanish Flu to Covid-19

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

40 MIN1 w ago
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Everything you ever wanted to know about the Georgians, but were afraid to ask

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

50 MIN1 w ago
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William and Cnut: a tale of two conquerors

Amy Robsart: a Tudor tragedy

Historian and novelist Nicola Cornick discusses the life and mysterious death of Tudor gentlewoman Amy Robsart, wife of Elizabeth I’s chief favourite, Robert Dudley. Historyextra.com/podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

31 MIN1 w ago
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Amy Robsart: a Tudor tragedy

Latest Episodes

David Abulafia on The Boundless Sea

Historian David Abulafia discusses his latest book, The Boundless Sea: A Human History of the Oceans, which was recently declared the winner of the prestigious Wolfson History Prize. Our conversation focuses in particular on the maritime history of the medieval era. Historyextra.com/podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

48 MIN21 h ago
Comments
David Abulafia on The Boundless Sea

California’s century of change

Laurence Grissell, producer of the recent BBC Radio 4 series The Californian Century, explores some of the key moments in the Golden State’s modern history, from the age of Hollywood to the rise of Silicon Valley. Historyextra.com/podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

28 MIN2 d ago
Comments
California’s century of change

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Scottish Wars of Independence, but were afraid to ask

In the latestof our series tackling the big questions on major historical topics, historian Iain MacInnesresponds to listener queries and popular search enquiries about the Anglo-Scottish military conflicts of the 13thand 14th centuries. Historyextra.com/podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

62 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Scottish Wars of Independence, but were afraid to ask

The Picts

Gordon Noble and Nicholas Evans, co-authors ofThe 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

50 MIN4 d ago
Comments
The Picts

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

50 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Women and the Crusades

World War Two: the challenge of commemoration

Historian and author Keith Lowe speaks to us about his new bookPrisoners 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

19 MIN1 w ago
Comments
World War Two: the challenge of commemoration

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

36 MIN1 w ago
Comments
A history of pandemics: from Spanish Flu to Covid-19

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

40 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Georgians, but were afraid to ask

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

50 MIN1 w ago
Comments
William and Cnut: a tale of two conquerors

Amy Robsart: a Tudor tragedy

Historian and novelist Nicola Cornick discusses the life and mysterious death of Tudor gentlewoman Amy Robsart, wife of Elizabeth I’s chief favourite, Robert Dudley. Historyextra.com/podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

31 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Amy Robsart: a Tudor tragedy
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