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The Shortest History of Germany - James Hawes

James Hawes @jameshawes2 is a former professional archaeologist and university lecturer in German, Doctor of German literature in the lead-up to WW1, novelist and Kafka biographer. The Shortest History of ...

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Shrabani Basu @shrabanibasu_ is a journalist and historian. She is the author of For King and Another Country: Indian Soldiers on the Western Front 1914-18, Victoria & Abdul: The Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant, Spy Princess: The Life of Noor Inayat Khan and Curry: The Story of Britain’s Favourite Dish. She is also the founder and chair of the Noor Inayat Khan Memorial Trust. Victoria & Abdul: The Extraordinary True Story of the Queen's Closest Confidant is out in now. Producer: Dan Morelle Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Shrabani Basu - Victoria & Abdul

Stephen Frears is an Oscar winning film director. Frears has directed British films since the 1980s including My Beautiful Laundrette, Dangerous Liaisons, High Fidelity, The Queen, Philomena and Florence Foster Jenkins. His most recent film, Victoria and Abdul depicts the real-life relationship between Queen Victoria and her Indian servant Abdul Karim. Producer: Dan Morelle Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Stephen Frears - Directing the Past

Dan Jones @dgjones is a historian, broadcaster and award-winning journalist. His internationally bestselling works include The Plantagenets, Magna Carta and The Templars. He has written and hosted dozens of TV shows including the acclaimed Netflix/Channel 5 series 'Secrets of Great British Castles'. He writes a weekly column for the London Evening Standard and his writing also appears in newspapers and magazines including The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Wall Street Journal, Smithsonian, GQ and The Spectator. The Templars: The Rise and Fall of Gods Holy Warriors is out in now. Producer: Dan Morelle Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Dan Jones - The Templars

Carolyn A. Day is Assistant Professor at Furman University where she teaches British History and the History of Medicine. She received a BA in History and a BSc in Microbiology from Louisiana State University, US, an MPhil in History and Philosophy of Science from Cambridge University, UK, and a PhD from Tulane University, US, in British history. Consumptive Chic: A History of Beauty, Fashion and Disease is out in October. Producer: Dan Morelle Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Consumptive Chic - Carolyn Day

Dan is joined by historians Alexandra Churchill, Dr Fern Riddell, and Dr Suzannah Lipscomb. Recorded live at the Chalke Valley History Festival in June, 2017. Producer: Dan Morelle Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Live from Chalke Valley History Festival

Simon Verdegem @SimonVerdege ‏ is a battlefield archaeologist specialising in WW1. He is head archaeologist for the forthcoming @hill80arch Project Whitesheet. Producer: Dan Morelle Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

WW1 Battlefield Archaeology - Simon Verdegem

Philippa Gregory @PhilippaGBooks, the author who re-invented the historical novel, joined Dan love in front of an audience at Soho Hotel in May 2017 to, explore her writing career and body of work. Since the publication of her first novel, 30 years ago, Philippa Gregory has reinvigorated the appetite and fascination for historical fiction and given a voice to the most prominent women in British history. Philippa's new book is called The Last Tudor and is out now. Producer: Dan Morelle Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

In Conversation with Philippa Gregory

Shiraz Maher @ShirazMaher is a British writer and analyst, and a senior research fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence at King's College London. He also teaches at Johns Hopkins University. Salafi-Jihadism: The History of an Idea is out now. Producer: Dan Morelle Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Salafi-Jihadism: The History of an Idea - Shiraz Maher

Dr. Yasmin Khan @yasmin_khan is a British historian and writer, and University Lecturer in British History (18th to early 20th century). Her research focuses on the history of the British in India, the British Empire, South Asian decolonization, refugees and the aftermath of empire. She has also written about the Second World War and the imperial dimensions of the conflict. The Great Partition: The Making of India and Pakistan is out now. Producer: Dan Morelle Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

The Great Partition: The Making of India and Pakistan - Yasmin Khan

Anita Rani @itsanitarani returns to History Hit almost 2 years since her first appearance. This time to discuss Indian Partition and her new 2-part series on BBC One entitled 'My Family, Partition & Me' where she presents the extraordinary and emotional stories of three British families, one Muslim, one Hindu and one British colonial, who lived in India 70 years ago, at the time of partition. Producer: Dan Morelle Subscribe, rate and review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Anita Rani shares her family's Partition history

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