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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

The Falklands War in the air

Aviation historian Rowland White explores the events of the 1982 Falklands War through the story of Britain’s Sea Harrier jump jet. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

33 min20 h ago
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The Falklands War in the air

Unexpected Irish tales

Author Turtle Bunbury shares stories from his bookIreland’s Forgotten Past– a collection of overlooked and ‘disremembered’ moments in the history of Ireland, from raging storms and the Knights Templar to Dublin’s Viking kings. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

27 min1 d ago
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Unexpected Irish tales

Black Britons in WW2

Stephen Bourne discusses the experiences of Britain’s black community during the Second World War Historian Stephen Bourne, author of Under Fire: Black Britain in Wartime, discusses the experiences of black civilians and service personnel in Britain between 1939 and 1945, and charts their contributions to the war effort. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

36 min2 d ago
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Black Britons in WW2

At sea with the Vikings

Jan Bill gives us the lowdown on Viking ships, and offers updates on the Gjellestad Ship excavation, currently underway in Norway Jan Bill gives us the lowdown on Viking ships, and updates us on the latest discoveries at the Gjellestad Ship excavation, currently underway in Norway. The professor of archaeology explains what it was like to sail on a Viking ship and the amount of time and money required to build them. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

44 min3 d ago
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At sea with the Vikings

Adventure & opportunity: female transatlantic travellers

Historian Siân Evans explores the lives and voyages of women in the golden age of transatlantic travel, which saw some enjoying luxurious journeys aboard opulent ocean liners and presented others with the opportunity to seek independence and a new life. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

31 min4 d ago
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Adventure & opportunity: female transatlantic travellers

The Regency era: everything you wanted to know

Emily Brand responds to listener queries and popular search enquiries about the Regency era Historian and author Emily Brand responds to listener queries and popular search enquiries about Britain in the Regency era, from the lavish spending and reputation of the Prince Regent himself to how much we can really learn from Jane Austen. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

53 min5 d ago
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The Regency era: everything you wanted to know

Tudor queens on screen

Eleana Woodacre delivers a lecture on the portrayal of historical queens in cinema and television, from Mary Queen of Scots toThe Spanish Princess In a lecture she delivered at BBC History Magazine’s 2019 Winchester History Weekend event, Elena Woodacre explores the ways that queens from the early modern era have been portrayed in cinema and television, from The Favourite and Mary Queen of Scots to The Tudors and The Spanish Princess. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

50 min6 d ago
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Tudor queens on screen

Moving, medieval-style

Jim Leary explains how people in prehistory and the Middle Ages moved around the world Can we follow in the footsteps of our prehistoric and medieval forebears? Archaeologist Dr Jim Leary, who researches travel and mobility in the era, explains what we know about the ways people in prehistory and the Middle Ages moved around the world they lived in. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

54 min1 w ago
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Moving, medieval-style

Enslaved women & resistance

Stella Dadzie uncovers the experiences and resistance activities of enslaved women in the West Indies Historian and activist Stella Dadzie talks about her new book, A Kick in the Belly: Women, Slavery and Resistance, which uncovers the experiences of enslaved women in the West Indies, and reveals the inventive ways they resisted their oppressors See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

36 min1 w ago
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Enslaved women & resistance

Aztecs in their own words

Professor Camilla Townsend discusses her new book Fifth Sun: A New History of Aztecs, which overturns existing narratives about the ancient civilisation by charting its rise and fall through the stories of the Aztecs themselves. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

37 min1 w ago
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Aztecs in their own words

Latest Episodes

The Falklands War in the air

Aviation historian Rowland White explores the events of the 1982 Falklands War through the story of Britain’s Sea Harrier jump jet. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

33 min20 h ago
Comments
The Falklands War in the air

Unexpected Irish tales

Author Turtle Bunbury shares stories from his bookIreland’s Forgotten Past– a collection of overlooked and ‘disremembered’ moments in the history of Ireland, from raging storms and the Knights Templar to Dublin’s Viking kings. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

27 min1 d ago
Comments
Unexpected Irish tales

Black Britons in WW2

Stephen Bourne discusses the experiences of Britain’s black community during the Second World War Historian Stephen Bourne, author of Under Fire: Black Britain in Wartime, discusses the experiences of black civilians and service personnel in Britain between 1939 and 1945, and charts their contributions to the war effort. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

36 min2 d ago
Comments
Black Britons in WW2

At sea with the Vikings

Jan Bill gives us the lowdown on Viking ships, and offers updates on the Gjellestad Ship excavation, currently underway in Norway Jan Bill gives us the lowdown on Viking ships, and updates us on the latest discoveries at the Gjellestad Ship excavation, currently underway in Norway. The professor of archaeology explains what it was like to sail on a Viking ship and the amount of time and money required to build them. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

44 min3 d ago
Comments
At sea with the Vikings

Adventure & opportunity: female transatlantic travellers

Historian Siân Evans explores the lives and voyages of women in the golden age of transatlantic travel, which saw some enjoying luxurious journeys aboard opulent ocean liners and presented others with the opportunity to seek independence and a new life. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

31 min4 d ago
Comments
Adventure & opportunity: female transatlantic travellers

The Regency era: everything you wanted to know

Emily Brand responds to listener queries and popular search enquiries about the Regency era Historian and author Emily Brand responds to listener queries and popular search enquiries about Britain in the Regency era, from the lavish spending and reputation of the Prince Regent himself to how much we can really learn from Jane Austen. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

53 min5 d ago
Comments
The Regency era: everything you wanted to know

Tudor queens on screen

Eleana Woodacre delivers a lecture on the portrayal of historical queens in cinema and television, from Mary Queen of Scots toThe Spanish Princess In a lecture she delivered at BBC History Magazine’s 2019 Winchester History Weekend event, Elena Woodacre explores the ways that queens from the early modern era have been portrayed in cinema and television, from The Favourite and Mary Queen of Scots to The Tudors and The Spanish Princess. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

50 min6 d ago
Comments
Tudor queens on screen

Moving, medieval-style

Jim Leary explains how people in prehistory and the Middle Ages moved around the world Can we follow in the footsteps of our prehistoric and medieval forebears? Archaeologist Dr Jim Leary, who researches travel and mobility in the era, explains what we know about the ways people in prehistory and the Middle Ages moved around the world they lived in. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

54 min1 w ago
Comments
Moving, medieval-style

Enslaved women & resistance

Stella Dadzie uncovers the experiences and resistance activities of enslaved women in the West Indies Historian and activist Stella Dadzie talks about her new book, A Kick in the Belly: Women, Slavery and Resistance, which uncovers the experiences of enslaved women in the West Indies, and reveals the inventive ways they resisted their oppressors See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

36 min1 w ago
Comments
Enslaved women & resistance

Aztecs in their own words

Professor Camilla Townsend discusses her new book Fifth Sun: A New History of Aztecs, which overturns existing narratives about the ancient civilisation by charting its rise and fall through the stories of the Aztecs themselves. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

37 min1 w ago
Comments
Aztecs in their own words

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