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Roger Moorhouse @Roger_Moorhouse is a historian of the Third Reich, Poland and WW2. Author, visiting professor, book reviewer, historical consultant for TV, public speaker Roger Moorhouse's new book is entitled The 3rd Reich in 100 ObjectsThe Third Reich in 100 Objects: A Material History of Nazi Germany.Subscribe to HistoryHit.TV to see this interview on screen.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

The 3rd Reich in 100 Objects - Roger Moorhouse

Clare Makepeace @warhist is a warfare Historian. Writing on experiences of British servicemen in World War 1 and World War 2.Clare Makepeace's new book is entitled Captives of War: British Prisoners of War in Europe in the Second World War (Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare).Subscribe to HistoryHit.TV to see this interview on screen.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Prisoners of War - Clare Makepeace

Dr Sam Willis - @DrSamWillis Professor James Daybell - @JamesDaybell Follow the show's new Twitter: @UnexpectedPod HistoryHit Network - Twitter Facebook Producer - Dan Morelle

The Book

Charles Spencer @cspencer1508, 9th Earl Spencer, is a British nobleman, peer, historian, journalist, and broadcaster.Charles Spencer's new book is entitled To Catch A King: Charles II's Great Escape.Subscribe to HistoryHit.TV to see this interview on screen.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Charles II's Great Escape - Charles Spencer

Matt Frei is an award-winning broadcaster and author. He was the BBC’s Washington correspondent 2002 -2011 and anchored the BBC World News America Bulletin. From 2011 he reported for Channel 4 News from the Americas on everything from business and culture to US foreign policy and its view of the world. He is currently Europe Editor and Presenter at Channel 4 News. His most recent book is Only In America. www.cvhf.org.uk

America Trumped: How Did This Happen? - Matt Frei

Recorded live at Gloucester History Festival. From playing turnip-loving Baldrick in Blackadder to Time Team and The Worst Jobs in History, Tony Robinson’s love of history has been at the heart of his career. Listen as he talks about his frank and funny memoir and lifts the lid on his life-long passion for history. Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and follow Janina on Twitter. Follow History Hit on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Please share this episode on Twitter and Facebook. Producer: Dan Morelle

Tony Robinson

Dr Sam Willis - @DrSamWillis Professor James Daybell - @JamesDaybell Follow the show's new Twitter: @UnexpectedPod HistoryHit Network - Twitter Facebook Producer - Dan Morelle

Codes

Mary Beard OBE, FSA, FBA @wmarybeardis an English scholar and classicist. Beard is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge, a fellow of Newnham College, and Royal Academy of Arts Professor of Ancient Literature. Mary Beard's new book is entitled Women & Power: A Manifesto. Become a Founder Member of HistoryHit.TV and subscribe to see this interview on screen. Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Mary Beard

Catherine Nixey @catherinenixey is a classicist, radio critic of The Times and author of The Darkening Age. Catherine Nixey's new book is entitled The Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the Classical World.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Catherine Nixey - The Darkening Age

Bettany Hughes is an award-winning historian, author and broadcaster. Her previous books – Helen Of Troy: Goddess, Princess, Whore And The Hemlock Cup: Socrates, Athens and The Search For The Good Life – were published to great critical acclaim and worldwide success. She is a Research Fellow of King’s College London, a Tutor at Cambridge University’s Institute for Continuing Education and a Visiting Professor of History at the New College of the Humanities and has been honoured with numerous awards including the prestigious Norton Medlicott Medal for History. She has made a number of documentaries on history, culture and philosophy for the BBC, Channel 4, PBS, National Geographic, Discovery and The History Channel, including ‘Byzantium Unearthed’ and a recent series for Radio 4 ‘Ancient Ways’ where she tracked the old Roman Road, the Via Egnatia, from Albania to Istanbul. www.cvhf.org.uk

Istanbul - Bettany Hughes

Avi Shlaim FBA is a historian, Emeritus Professor of International Relations at the University of Oxford and fellow of the British Academy. He is one of Israel's New Historians, a group of Israeli scholars who put forward critical interpretations of the history of Zionism and Israel.Avi Shlaim's most recent book is entitled The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World.Become a Founder Member of HistoryHit.TV and subscribe to see this interview on screen.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Avi Shlaim - The Balfour Declaration

Dr Stephen Harrison is a lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Glasgow. His research interests focus on the archaeology of Early Viking Age Ireland and Britain.Become a Founder Member of HistoryHit.TV and subscribe to see this interview on screen.Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Viking Warrior Women - Stephen Harrison

Neil Gaiman is an author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre, and films. His notable works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book. He has won numerous awards, including the Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker awards, as well as the Newbery and Carnegie medals. He is the first author to win both the Newbery and the Carnegie medals for the same work, The Graveyard Book. In 2013, The Ocean at the End of the Lane was voted Book of the Year in the British National Book Awards. Richard Dadd (1 August 1817 – 7 January 1886) was an English painter of the Victorian era, noted for his depictions of fairies and other supernatural subjects, Orientalist scenes, and enigmatic genre scenes, rendered with obsessively minuscule detail. Most of the works for which he is best known were created while he was a patient in psychiatric hospitals. Click here to view the painting discussed in this episode. Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and follow Janina on Twitter. Follow History Hit on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Please share this episode on Twitter and Facebook. Producer: Dan Morelle

Neil Gaiman on The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke by Richard Dadd

Dr Sam Willis - @DrSamWillis Professor James Daybell - @JamesDaybell Follow the show's new Twitter: @UnexpectedPod HistoryHit Network - Twitter Facebook Producer - Dan Morelle

Handwriting

Anne Applebaum @anneapplebaum is an American journalist and Pulitzer Prize–winning author who has written extensively about communism and the development of civil society in Central and Eastern Europe. Become a Founder Member of HistoryHit.TV and subscribe to see this interview on screen. Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Stalin and the Ukraine Famine - Anne Applebaum

Professor Catherine Merridale is an award-winning writer and historian, known for her acclaimed and pioneering books on Russian history. Her latest book, Lenin on the Train, is out now. She is also the author of Red Fortress: The Secret Heart of Russia’s History, which won the Pushkin House Russian Book Prize and the Wolfson History Prize in 2014. Her work has been translated into more than sixteen languages, and previous books have been shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and have also won the Royal Society of Literature’s Heinemann Prize. She also broadcasts about Russian politics, culture and current affairs. She is a Fellow of the British Academy. www.cvhf.org.uk

Lenin on the Train - Catherine Merridale

Recorded live at Bush Hall in London on 18th October 2017. Bernard Cornwell OBE is one of the world’s bestselling authors having won legions of fans for his novels about Napoleonic Wars rifleman, Richard Sharpe. Bernard Cornwell's new book is entitled Fools and Mortals. In a dramatic departure for the author, Bernard takes us into the heart of the Elizabethan era, long one of his favourite periods of British history. Become a Founder Member of HistoryHit.TV and subscribe to see this interview on screen. Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Bernard Cornwell

Recorded live at the Gloucester History Festival. Anita Rani, Countryfile and Watchdog presenter, One Show reporter and star of Strictly Come Dancing, made a moving "Who Do You Think You Are?" exploring her Indian heritage. Anita talks to Gloucester History Festival president Dr Janina Ramirez about India’s partition - marking its 70th anniversary - and how her own family was powerfully affected by the seismic events of 1947. Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and follow Janina on Twitter. Follow History Hit on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Please share this episode on Twitter and Facebook. Producer: Dan Morelle

India and Me - Anita Rani

Dr Sam Willis - @DrSamWillis Professor James Daybell - @JamesDaybell Follow the show's new Twitter: @UnexpectedPod HistoryHit Network - Twitter Facebook Producer - Dan Morelle

How to be a historian - Episode 5

Dallas Campbell @dallascampbell is a British television presenter and television and stage actor, best known as a presenter on the factual Channel 5 series The Gadget Show in 2008 and BBC One science series Bang Goes the Theory from 2009 to 2012. Ad Astra: An Illustrated Guide to Leaving the Planet, is out now. Become a Founder Member of HistoryHit.TV and subscribe to see this interview on screen. Producer: Dan MorelleSubscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Space History - Dallas Campbell

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