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26 min

The Iron Lady: Margaret Thatcher with Charles Moore

Charles Moore discusses the legacy of Margaret Thatcher, the Iron Lady

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99 min

My Life and World War Two

Victor Gregg retells his traumatic experience of the Second World War and how it has shaped the rest of his life.

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53 min

The Rise and Fall of the House of York During the Wars of the Roses with Thomas Penn

Thomas Penn talks Dan through the rise, zenith and fall of the House of York during the latter half of the 15th century.

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28 min

The History of Westminster Abbey

With an unrivalled arrange of monuments - ranging from grand royal tombs to the grave of The Unknown Warrior - and spectacular architecture spanning nearly 1,000 ...

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40 min

European Prosperity in the 19th Century

Orlando Figes talks to Dan about social and technological developments and their relationship to cultural changes in the 19th century.

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48 min

The Crusades with Dan Jones

The two Dans are back. And this time, they're talking all things crusades. Dan Jones provides his namesake host a thrilling background to the series ...

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49 min

How Christianity Shapes Our Morality

Tom Holland sits down with Dan to talk about the history of Christianity, and how the religion has shaped morality in Western civilisation to this ...

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12 min

Untold – Weapons of War – Joseph Kennedy Jr

In this documentary, drones historian James Rogers explores the story behind Operation Anvil and the fateful final flight of a man who was meant to ...

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12 min

Untold – Weapons of War – The Butterfly Bombing of Grimsby

In 1943 the residents of Grimsby and Cleethorpes became victims of a new type of morale-wrecking weapon: the butterfly bomb - history's first ever cluster explosive. ...

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21 min

How to Be a Dictator with Frank Dikötter

Dutch historian Frank Dikötter sits down with Dan to explain the history behind dictatorship and the various methods these individuals used to gain and ...

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The Iron Lady: Margaret Thatcher with Charles Moore

20th October, 2019

Margaret Thatcher is one of the most polarising political figures of British 20th Century history. After becoming the first female Prime Minister, she became the ...

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00:44:31

The Remarkable Life and Mysterious death of Germanicus Julius Caesar with Lindsay Powell

17th October, 2019

Germanicus was one of the most popular and successful generals of the early Roman Principate. Step grandson of the Roman emperor Augustus, he died 2,000 years ...

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00:21:27

Victor Gregg: Britain's Most Famous War Veteran Turns 100

15th October, 2019

Victor Gregg, was taken prisoner as the Allies retreated during the Battle of Arnhem, and was taken as a POW to Dresden, where he was ...

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00:53:28

1066 Revisited: The Battle of Hastings with Marc Morris

14th October, 2019

For the anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, we revisit Marc Morris' brilliantly constructed narrative of the Battle of Hastings, and all of the build-up. ...

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00:55:37

The Rise and Fall of the House of York During the Wars of the Roses with Thomas Penn

13th October, 2019

Thomas Penn, author of the Winter King, has released a new comprehensive history of the Wars of the Roses, making the striking claim that we ...

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00:25:06

12 Days That Shaped Modern Britain with Professor Andrew Hindmoor

10th October, 2019

Professor Andrew Hindmoor, head of Politics at the University of Sheffield, chats to Dan about the days that he thinks shaped Britain today. He talks ...

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00:26:17

The Haitian Revolution, History's Most Successful Slave Revolt with Dr Nicole Willson

8th October, 2019

The Haitian Revolution caused a seismic shift in global politics. When a mixture of different groups on the French colony of Saint Domingue rose against ...

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00:41:42

Orlando Figes on Cultural Change in 19th Century Europe

6th October, 2019

Orlando Figes talks to Dan about social and technological developments and their relationship to cultural changes in the 19th century. For information regarding your data ...

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00:19:11

The History of Celebrity with Greg Jenner

3rd October, 2019

Dan talks to Greg Jenner about the history of celebrity and his role as historical advisor in the Horrible Histories film. For information regarding your ...

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00:50:39

The Crusades with Dan Jones

1st October, 2019

Dan Jones tells the story of The Crusades from their 11th century origins to their relevance today. For information regarding your data privacy, visit Listen Now

00:50:13

How Christianity Changed the Western World with Tom Holland

29th September, 2019

Tom Holland schools Dan on how Christianity dominates western values and ideas, even today among those who aspire to secularism. He shows about how many ...

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00:42:22

The Rise of the East India Company with William Dalrymple

26th September, 2019

William Dalrymple charts the rise of the East India Company, from the decline of the Mughals to alliance with powerful Indian bankers, as well as ...

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