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25 Min

William the Conqueror and the Norman Conquest with Marc Morris

Medieval historian Marc Morris answers the key questions about 1066.

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21 Min

The Life of Julius Caesar with Simon Elliott

Historian and archaeologist Simon Elliott answers the key questions surrounding one of history's most compelling figures - Julius Caesar.

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18 Min

Charles II and the Restoration with Rebecca Rideal

Stuarts and Restoration London historian Rebecca Rideal answers some of the key questions about the Restoration and the rule of Charles II. Rebecca is the ...

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9 min

Snow on the Road: Lincoln Castle

In this episode Dan visits Lincoln Castle to learn more about this fortification's fascinating history and its central role in Britain's national story.

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16 Min

Saving Timbuktu’s Manuscripts

Recently Dan visited the once-gleaming Timbuktu with the International Committee of the Red Cross to learn more about its history and its vast collection of ...

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18 min

By The Winter Sea

Short film following the story of Ada, a young woman from London who becomes a land girl in coastal Lincolnshire during the Second World War.

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30 min

Doctor Under Fire: The Extraordinary 75 Year Career of Dr William Frankland

Over the course of his 106 years, Doctor William Frankland has experienced more than most. He served with the Royal Medical Corps during World War Two, ...

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22 min

The Treasures of Athens and Olympia: The Great Awakening

In the first of this three-part series, we explore the "Great Awakening' in 5th century Greece, and examine how this process became the source of ...

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20 mins

Northmen

A gang of stranded Vikings cause havoc as they try to make their way home.

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30 min

Dan Overboard: The Lost Wrecks of Jutland

Dan Snow joins a team of maritime archaeologists to explore First World War wrecks in Portsmouth Harbour. But will he make it across the treacherous ...

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00:25:54

The Low Countries with Simon Winder

18th April, 2019

Simon Winder's eclectic histories have ranged all over the Germanic countries, and he has concluded his Germania trilogy with Lotharingia, a book about the kingdom ...

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00:20:20

Old King Tut with Dr Colleen Darnell

16th April, 2019

Dr Colleen Darnell talks to Dan about 'Tutmania', the phase of obsession with the uncovering of the tomb of Tutankhamun, as well as all things ...

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00:21:28

Emergency Podcast: The Notre-Dame Fire with Jonathan Foyle

15th April, 2019

Dan talks to Jonathan Foyle in order to fully understand the history of the Notre-Dame cathedral, and how devastating this fire really is.For ad ...

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00:31:18

The Amritsar Massacre with Kim Wagner

13th April, 2019

100 years ago, forces under the command of Colonel Reginald Dyer fired upon on an assembled crowd of Indians, who had gathered in peaceful protest about ...

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00:32:44

Socrates and Love with Armand D'Angour

12th April, 2019

Armand D'Angour, a renowned classical scholar, has found new sources that Socrates in fact received many of his ideas, particularly those about love, from a ...

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00:39:40

Sea Powers with Andrew Lambert

9th April, 2019

Andrew Lambert has written a magisterial history of sea power states, and the tools and methods of control they used to exert influence. From the ...

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00:28:22

Anita Anand on the Man Who Set Out to Avenge the Amritsar Massacre

7th April, 2019

Udham Singh, legendary in India but barely known in the western world, was present when the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar was perpetrated. Legend has ...

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00:18:16

Reinventing Economics with Rutger Bregman

5th April, 2019

Rutger Bregman, the Dutch historian who has been making waves at Davos, as well as irking the likes of Tucker Carlson in the states, chats ...

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00:21:43

The People's War with Jonathan Fennell

3rd April, 2019

Jonathan Fennell has written a new book discussing the 'citizen armies' that made up the core of the British and Commonwealth armies, and Dan talks ...

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00:31:32

Life at Bletchley Park with Betty Webb

2nd April, 2019

Betty Webb was heavily involved with the work going on at Bletchley Park. While she was not part of the code-breaking team, her work was ...

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00:28:04

Melvyn Bragg on Héloïse and Abelard

31st March, 2019

Melvyn Bragg talks to Dan about a philosopher and a scholar in the 12th century. Abelard was one of the best known theologians of the ...

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00:21:16

Vincent Van Gogh with Martin Bailey

29th March, 2019

With the release of At Eternity's Gate starring Willem Dafoe as Vincent Van Gogh, Dan set off to find someone who knows about Vincent Van ...

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