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History

A daily history podcast attempting to entertain you through the Covid19 pandemic.

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Dutch Historian Alex Tijhuis joins us to talk all about collaboration with the Nazis in WW2. As ever with history, nothing is entirely black and white... 

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Bettany Hughes joins us to talk about why she loves the Odyssey so much that she went and made a whole TV series about it. And apologises a lot for being all over beautiful Greek islands just as everyone else was getting locked up!

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Kate Williams joins us to discuss the life of Mary Queen of Scots, including her youth, her marriages, and her relationship with Elizabeth I. 

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Join us in The Mary Rose where we reveal the finalists in our Greatest Briton vote. For weeks you've been making your voices heard, and now our regulars give you the pros of each candidate before the Roastmaster General gives you the cons. Voting opens on Saturday via our twitter feed and numbers 11-100 will be revealed. 

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George Morton-Jack joins us to discuss all things India and WW1. From politics, motivations and the home front to the experience of battle across the globe.

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The fabulous Claire Kennan joins us for an animated and in-depth look at The Black Death.

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Richard Osgood joins us to talk about the truly exceptional archaeological site of Barrow Clump and what it tells us about the Anglo-Saxon period

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As a follow up to our general look at the Battle of the Somme, we are joined by Andrew Holmes, Andy Lock, Bethany Moore and a cast of contributors. We commemorate a different narrative of the 1st July 1916; bringing into focus the southern sector of the battlefield, we discuss General Walter Norris Congreve's XIII Corps and their successful assault on the area around Montauban. 

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Bio-archaeologist Lawrence Owens joins us to talk all things Mummies from across the globe. You'll be amazed at how much you can tell about a person when you unwrap them!

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Fake history! Based on their book, sit back with Andy Brockman and Tracy Spaight and find out what happens when history goes wrong; with a cautionary tail about some aeroplanes that are not buried in Burma... 

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