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23 min

Queen Victoria at Kensington Palace with Lucy Worsley

BAFTA winning historian and Joint Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces Lucy Worsley takes Dan on a tour of Kensington Palace, one of the principle ...

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36 min

Dan Jones on The History in Game of Thrones

George R. R. Martin didn't just get inspiration for Game of Thrones from the Wars of the Roses, but from all manner of historical circumstances ...

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55 min

The Seven Deadly Sins with Stephen Fry

Dan Snow met Stephen Fry to talk about his passion for history and the Seven Deadly Sins in this filmed version of Dan Snow's History ...

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19 min

Eglantyne Jebb and 100 Years of Save The Children with Clare Mulley

Now 100 years old, Save the Children was initially founded in response to the plight of German and Austrian children during the blockade of Germany in ...

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15 min

Maps That Made America

Susan Schulten presents a selection of maps from the fascinating collection of maps that feature in her book 'A History of America in 100 Maps'.

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20 min

Tom Holland on the Birth of Islam

Tom Holland traces the history of Islam through the centuries, and its interaction and impact on Christendom and the modern-day western world.

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38 min

The Battle for Brooklyn with Karen Quinones

Dan takes a walk around Colonial New York with Karen Quinones (of Patriot Tours) to explore the great battle and in its original setting.

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31 min

The Great Fire of London with Rebecca Rideal

1666 historian Rebecca Rideal discusses the Great Fire of London, the subject of her book '1666: Plague, War and Hellfire'.

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30 min

Untold Stories of World War One

Dan Snow introduces four projects funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council over the last four years, highlighing underexplored aspects of First World War ...

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33 min

A Prince in the Tower: The Confession

In this fourth and final episode of our four-part audio drama, the veracity of Perkin Warbeck's story starts to unravel.

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00:35:26

Shipwrecks: The Vasa

20th May, 2019

Join Sam and James as they talk about the unexpected history of shipwrecks - through the fabulous example of the Vasa, a Swedish ship that ...

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00:35:43

The History in Game of Thrones with Dan Jones

19th May, 2019

Game of Thrones is, as you've definitely worked out by now, based heavily on the history of the Wars of the Roses. Famous for high ...

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00:22:57

The House Where Victor Hugo Wrote with Cédric Bail

16th May, 2019

Victor Hugo was exiled to Guernsey by the regime of Napoleon III, and so wrote many of his most famous works on the island, like “...

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00:30:03

The Apollo Program with Kevin Fong

14th May, 2019

Getting to the moon was no easy feat, no matter how confident Kennedy may have sounded in his famous 1961 speech. NASA built a team from ...

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00:34:01

World War 2

13th May, 2019

Sam and James discuss all of the unexpected aspects of WWII, which is all about rubble, carrots, blood, pockets, suicide, gates, Zen Buddhism, furniture, cancer, ...

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00:25:28

The Sexual Revolution with Virginia Nicholson

12th May, 2019

The 1960s were an exciting time. The pill was invented in 1961, and for women everywhere it meant a newfound set of sexual freedoms; no longer ...

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00:25:14

The Orphans of the British Empire with Professor Helen Berry

10th May, 2019

The Foundlings were children whose mothers were destitute or dead, and they were taken in by various philanthropic institutions. One such place, the Foundling Hospital, ...

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00:25:01

Russia's Greatest Spy with Owen Matthews

8th May, 2019

Richard Sorge is one of the greatest spies in history. Famously he reported to Stalin that the Germans were going to invade Russia, and famously ...

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00:37:22

Vikings

6th May, 2019

James and Sam explore the UNEXPECTED history of the Vikings. Who knew that the Vikings are all about graffiti, break-ins, criminal profiling, colour, teeth, keys, ...

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00:56:40

Stephen Fry on History and the Seven Deadly Sins

5th May, 2019

Stephen Fry talks to Dan about the study of history, deadly sins, Blackadder, eddas, W. H. Auden, Philip Guedalla, Dorothy Parker, the internet, online trolls, ...

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00:24:23

Mothering with Professor Sarah Knott

2nd May, 2019

Professor Sarah Knott talks to Dan about the history of motherhood and childbirth. She hasn't taken a linear approach in her research, so her discussion ...

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00:27:07

King George V in World War One with Alexandra Churchill

30th April, 2019

King George V played a critical role in Britain's war effort during World War One, from the outbreak of war in 1914, until the King's Pilgrimage ...

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