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29 min

The Hundred Years’ War

Lord Sumption, former Supreme Court judge, provides Dan a detailed run-through of the seisimic conflict that gripped England and France during the 14th and 15th ...

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55 min

Secrets of Hitler’s Island Fortress

From daring commando raids to an underwater reconnoitre of untouched World War Two archaeology, join Dan as he explores the extraordinary wartime history of Guernsey ...

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30 min

Coming to Terms with The Holocaust with Mary Fulbrook

Professor Mary Fulbrook talks to Dan about the justice process that followed the Holocaust, about what drove people to commit war crimes and what stopped ...

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30 min

Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh

'Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh' curator Dr. Tarek El Awady gives Dan an exclusive tour of the exhibition and the remarkable treasures of Tutankhamun, 'The ...

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24 min

The Fall of the Berlin Wall with Rory Maclean

Author Rory MacLean was present when the Berlin Wall fell on 9 November 1989. He talks about the jubilation of the East Berliners, as well as what ...

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37 min

The French Revolution with David Andress

Professor of Modern History David Andress talks Dan through the French Revolution: the causes, the context, its significance and its wide-felt consequences.

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119 min

Remembering the Few with Wing Commander Tom Neil

In this interview (filmed in the summer of 2018) Wing Commander Tom Neil, one of the last of 'The Few' and an RAF fighter ace, talks ...

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37 min

The Battle of Agincourt with Mike Loades

Legend of popular history Mike Loades provides Dan a detailed run down of Henry V's famous victory at Agincourt on 25 October 1415 and how Henry V's ...

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28 min

Finding the Lost Battlefield of Brunanburh

The Battle of Brunanburh was one of the bloodiest and biggest battles of early medieval history. No physical evidence exists of where it was fought. ...

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19 min

Total Victory: The Battle of Trafalgar

On 21 October 1805 the British Royal Navy defeated the combined battle fleets of the French and Spanish empires 20 miles northwest of a promontory of rock and ...

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00:26:03

The Fall of the Aztecs

21st November, 2019

November 2019 marks the 500th anniversary of the meeting of Hernan Cortes and Aztec ruler Montezuma at the gates of the magnificent Aztec capital at Tenochitlan, ...

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00:45:15

The Fall of the Iron Lady with Ben Monro-Davies

20th November, 2019

Ben Monro-Davies is a journalist who has interviewed all the surviving participants of the cabinet meeting in which Margaret Thatcher announced her decision to resign. ...

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00:21:52

ANARCHY! with Ruth Kinna

18th November, 2019

There is no more misunderstood doctrine than anarchism. Dan sets off to tackle his own lack of understanding by talking to Ruth Kinna, a Professor ...

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00:31:24

Coming to Terms with the Holocaust with Professor Mary Fulbrook

17th November, 2019

Professor Mary Fulbrook's book Reckonings won the 2019 Wolfson History Prize for its unique approach to the Holocaust, and in particular, those who perpetrated the atrocities. ...

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00:29:10

Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh in London with Dr Tarek Al Awady

14th November, 2019

Tutankhamun's tomb was discovered by Howard Carter almost 100 years ago, and a major new exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery takes a look at some of ...

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00:32:55

The Sinking and Recovery of Germany's Battle Fleet in Scapa Flow with Ian Murray Taylor

13th November, 2019

The Allies seized the German fleet at the end of WW1 and it was held at Scapa Flow, in Orkney, until the terms of the ...

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00:23:17

Gary Lineker on his 'D-Day Dodger' Grandfather

11th November, 2019

Gary Lineker's grandfather was one of the 'D-Day Dodgers': men who fought in the Italian campaign, who were accused of missing the supposedly harder fighting ...

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00:30:21

One Family's Epic Search for a Missing Son After World War One with Richard van Emden

10th November, 2019

Dan talks to Richard van Emden about his new book - Missing: The Need for Closure After the Great War. The backbone of the book ...

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00:25:37

The Fall of the Berlin Wall with Rory MacLean

9th November, 2019

The 9th November 1989 was one of the most significant dates in 20th century history. The Berlin Wall fell, changing the entire geopolitical situation and marking ...

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00:25:04

How Punk Brought Down the Berlin Wall with Tim Mohr

7th November, 2019

Dan chats to Tim Mohr, a Club DJ turned writer, who has a very different story of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Tim talks ...

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00:28:14

Britain and China in the Opium Wars with Mark Simner

5th November, 2019

British military historian Mark Simner tackles the Opium Wars, rarely taught in English schools, but taught ubiquitously in China. He explains the provenance of both ...

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00:38:13

The French Revolution with David Andress

3rd November, 2019

David Andress delves into the French Revolution, explaining its causes, its outcomes, and how we should look at its historical legacy. For ad free versions ...

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