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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

Authors in the Boer War

Author and biographer Sarah LeFanu discusses her recent book, Something of Themselves, which examines the involvement of three British writers – Rudyard Kipling, Arthur Conan Doyle and Mary Kingsley – in the Anglo-Boer war at the turn of the 20th century. Historyextra.com/podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

34 MIN16 h ago
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Authors in the Boer War

Everything you ever wanted to know about the American Civil War, but were afraid to ask

In the latest of our series tackling the big questions on major historical topics, historian Adam IP Smith responds to listener queries and popular search enquiries about the conflict between the Union and the Confederacy that devastated America in the 1860s. Historyextra.com/podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

48 MIN1 d ago
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Everything you ever wanted to know about the American Civil War, but were afraid to ask

Medieval Wonder Women

In a talk she delivered at our 2019 BBC History Magazine History Weekend in Winchester, historian, author and broadcaster Janina Ramirez brings to life lesser-known heroines from across the medieval period. Historyextra.com/podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

52 MIN2 d ago
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Medieval Wonder Women

Documents that changed the world

The distinguished journalists and broadcasters Peter Snow and Ann MacMillan talk about their new book,The Treasures of World History, which compiles some of the most important documents to have shaped human civilisations, covering everything from the Rosetta Stone to Apollo 11. Historyextra.com/podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

38 MIN3 d ago
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Documents that changed the world

Peter Frankopan on global history in 2020

Five years after the publication of his landmark book The Silk Roads: A New History of the World, historian Peter Frankopan explores some of the major themes in global history and how they relate to life in 2020. Historyextra.com/podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

30 MIN5 d ago
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Peter Frankopan on global history in 2020

Medieval dynasties: how to stay on the throne

Historian Robert Bartlett explores how medieval royal families sought to retain their grip on the throne and explains why some dynasties thrived, while others collapsed. Historyextra.com/podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

48 MIN1 w ago
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Medieval dynasties: how to stay on the throne

Everything you ever wanted to know about Ancient Greece, but were afraid to ask (part 2)

In the latest of our series tackling the big questions on major historical topics, ancient historian Paul Cartledge responds to listener queries and popular search enquiries about one of the most renowned and influential ancient civilisations. Part 1 of this interview aired last Sunday. Historyextra.com/podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

60 MIN1 w ago
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Everything you ever wanted to know about Ancient Greece, but were afraid to ask (part 2)

Shadow King: The Life and Death of Henry VI

In a talk she delivered at our 2019 BBC History Magazine History Weekend in Winchester, historian and author Lauren Johnson discusses the tragic life of Henry VI whose catastrophic reign led to the bloodshed of the Wars of the Roses. Historyextra.com/podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

47 MIN1 w ago
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Shadow King: The Life and Death of Henry VI

The Princes in the Tower: History’s Greatest Mysteries

In today’s episode we reveal the winner in our History’s Greatest Mystery poll: the fate of the princes in the Tower. Historian Nathen Amin considers some of the possible explanations for their disappearance in 1483 and whether Richard III was behind their murder. Historyextra.com/podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

23 MIN1 w ago
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The Princes in the Tower: History’s Greatest Mysteries

Stonehenge: History’s Greatest Mysteries

All this week we are counting down the top five of our History’s Greatest Mysteries poll. In second place is Stonehenge, and in today’s episode archaeologist Mike Pitts considers how and why the monument was created, more than 4,000 years ago. Historyextra.com/podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

28 MIN1 w ago
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Stonehenge: History’s Greatest Mysteries

Latest Episodes

Authors in the Boer War

Author and biographer Sarah LeFanu discusses her recent book, Something of Themselves, which examines the involvement of three British writers – Rudyard Kipling, Arthur Conan Doyle and Mary Kingsley – in the Anglo-Boer war at the turn of the 20th century. Historyextra.com/podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

34 MIN16 h ago
Comments
Authors in the Boer War

Everything you ever wanted to know about the American Civil War, but were afraid to ask

In the latest of our series tackling the big questions on major historical topics, historian Adam IP Smith responds to listener queries and popular search enquiries about the conflict between the Union and the Confederacy that devastated America in the 1860s. Historyextra.com/podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

48 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Everything you ever wanted to know about the American Civil War, but were afraid to ask

Medieval Wonder Women

In a talk she delivered at our 2019 BBC History Magazine History Weekend in Winchester, historian, author and broadcaster Janina Ramirez brings to life lesser-known heroines from across the medieval period. Historyextra.com/podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

52 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Medieval Wonder Women

Documents that changed the world

The distinguished journalists and broadcasters Peter Snow and Ann MacMillan talk about their new book,The Treasures of World History, which compiles some of the most important documents to have shaped human civilisations, covering everything from the Rosetta Stone to Apollo 11. Historyextra.com/podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

38 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Documents that changed the world

Peter Frankopan on global history in 2020

Five years after the publication of his landmark book The Silk Roads: A New History of the World, historian Peter Frankopan explores some of the major themes in global history and how they relate to life in 2020. Historyextra.com/podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

30 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Peter Frankopan on global history in 2020

Medieval dynasties: how to stay on the throne

Historian Robert Bartlett explores how medieval royal families sought to retain their grip on the throne and explains why some dynasties thrived, while others collapsed. Historyextra.com/podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

48 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Medieval dynasties: how to stay on the throne

Everything you ever wanted to know about Ancient Greece, but were afraid to ask (part 2)

In the latest of our series tackling the big questions on major historical topics, ancient historian Paul Cartledge responds to listener queries and popular search enquiries about one of the most renowned and influential ancient civilisations. Part 1 of this interview aired last Sunday. Historyextra.com/podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

60 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Everything you ever wanted to know about Ancient Greece, but were afraid to ask (part 2)

Shadow King: The Life and Death of Henry VI

In a talk she delivered at our 2019 BBC History Magazine History Weekend in Winchester, historian and author Lauren Johnson discusses the tragic life of Henry VI whose catastrophic reign led to the bloodshed of the Wars of the Roses. Historyextra.com/podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

47 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Shadow King: The Life and Death of Henry VI

The Princes in the Tower: History’s Greatest Mysteries

In today’s episode we reveal the winner in our History’s Greatest Mystery poll: the fate of the princes in the Tower. Historian Nathen Amin considers some of the possible explanations for their disappearance in 1483 and whether Richard III was behind their murder. Historyextra.com/podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

23 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The Princes in the Tower: History’s Greatest Mysteries

Stonehenge: History’s Greatest Mysteries

All this week we are counting down the top five of our History’s Greatest Mysteries poll. In second place is Stonehenge, and in today’s episode archaeologist Mike Pitts considers how and why the monument was created, more than 4,000 years ago. Historyextra.com/podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

28 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Stonehenge: History’s Greatest Mysteries
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