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Trees with Christiana Payne

Janina and Christiana Payne talk about the importance of trees in British art.Producer: Dan MorelleAudio: Pete Dennis

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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

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

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

Philip Pullman CBE, FRSL is an English novelist. He is the author of several best-selling books, most notably the fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials and the fictionalised biography of Jesus, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ. In 2008, The Times named Pullman one of the "50 greatest British writers since 1945". In a 2004 poll for the BBC, Pullman was named the eleventh most influential person in British culture. Click here to view the images 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

Philip Pullman

Frank Cottrell-Boyce is an English screenwriter, novelist and occasional actor, known for his children's fiction and for his collaborations with film director Danny Boyle. 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

Frank Cottrell-Boyce

Janina takes a break from the usual one on one interview to share a talk she recently gave at the Gloucester History Festival where she serves as President. To celebrate the 900th anniversary of Cirencester’s Abbey of St Mary's Janina asks what was life really like at a Medieval Abbey? How did the monks live? What did they eat? How did they help the townsfolk? Janina lifts the lid on monastic life to show a reality rather different from what we often think. 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

Abbey Life Uncovered

Kate Williams @KateWilliamsme is Professor of History at the University of Reading, is an author, historian and television presenter. George Romney (26 December 1734 – 15 November 1802) was an English portrait painter. He was the most fashionable artist of his day, painting many leading society figures – including his artistic muse, Emma Hamilton, mistress of Lord Nelson. 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

Emma Hamilton by George Romney, with Kate Williams

Shrabani Basu 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. 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

Victoria & Abdul - Shrabani Basu

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Talking Art & Science with Professor Alice Roberts - Live at Latitude Festival 2017

The Treasures of St Cuthbert have been a focus for prayer and veneration by Christians for centuries. They include his original coffin and his gold and garnet pectoral cross, as well as the portable altar and comb which were placed in his coffin when he was buried. Later, precious silk textiles were also placed in his coffin. Together, these treasures represent some of the most significant surviving Anglo-Saxon artefacts in the UK. The Treasures of St Cuthbert are on permanent display in the Great Kitchen as part of Open Treasure, a world-class exhibition experience at the heart of Durham Cathedral's complex of medieval monastic buildings. 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

The Treasures of St. Cuthbert

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