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Margaret Beaufort: Mother of the Tudors

Historian Nicola Tallis comes on the show to talk about the extraordinary Margaret Beaufort: 'Mother of the Tudors' and the ancestor of all subsequent royals.

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20 min

Austerlitz: Napoleon’s Greatest Victory

By the time the sun set on 2 December 1805, the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte had achieved a stunning victory, a victory so decisive that it would ...

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49 min

The Rise of Hitler

Frank McDonough, world leading expert on the domestic side of Hitler's Germany, explains why and how Hitler was able to establish and sustain his rule ...

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75 min

Max Eisen: Surviving Auschwitz

Max Eisen was only a child when he and his family were taken from their Hungarian home to the infamous Auschwitz Concentration Camp during the ...

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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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General Election Special

11th December, 2019

Historian Robert Saunders from Queen Mary University of London talks about the elections in the past that he feels have most resonance and parallels today. ...

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Total War: The Three Kingdoms of China

10th December, 2019

Something a little different... Total War: Three Kingdoms is the fastest selling real time strategy of all time, and based on the Wei, Shu, and ...

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Margaret Beaufort, Tudor Matriarch

8th December, 2019

Dan talks to Dr. Nicola Tallis about Margaret Beaufort. Aged 13, Beaufort endured a traumatic childbirth that brought her close to death. Forced to give up ...

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Truth and Legend in the Age of Sail

6th December, 2019

Graham Faiella talks to Dan about legends and true tales from the Age of Sail. Cannibalism, pirates and mutiny. For information regarding your data privacy, ...

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The History of Language

5th December, 2019

David Shariatmadari dives into the words we say. How did language come about, how and why do we use it? For ad free versions of ...

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Exclusive: Stunning Cache of World War Two Archaeology Revealed

4th December, 2019

Alderney, like the rest of the Channel Islands, was occupied by German forces from 1940 to 1945. On Hitler's orders it was turned into a fortress, covered ...

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Austerlitz: Napoleon's Greatest Victory

2nd December, 2019

Austerlitz is one of Napoleon's greatest victories. Late in the season, at the end of a long and vulnerable supply line, deep into eastern Europe, ...

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The Rise of Hitler

1st December, 2019

Professor Frank McDonough has just written a monumental history of the Third Reich. He is a world leading expert on the domestic side of Hitler's ...

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The Women of Westminster

28th November, 2019

2019 marks 100 years since Nancy Astor, the first female MP in Britain, took her seat in the House of Commons. Rachel Reeves, long-serving Labour politician and ...

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How Humans Evolved

26th November, 2019

Award winning broadcaster, journalist and author Gaia Vince talks to Dan about why humans evolved. Not just biologically but in terms of our language, culture ...

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The Hundred Years' War with Lord Jonathan Sumption

24th November, 2019

Lord Jonathan Sumption is coming to the end of his magisterial multi-volume history of the Hundred Year's War. He believes it was essentially a French ...

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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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