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‘One of Our Greatest Living Historians’

24th February, 2020

Natalie Zemon Davis is a legend. One of the most influential and versatile contemporary historians. A pathbreaking scholar of early modern European social and cultural history, she has also explored ...

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Churchill's Cook

23rd February, 2020

Annie Gray is a wonderful historian and broadcaster. Her latest project is a biography of the woman who cooked for Churchill. Georgina Landemare was one of the few people able ...

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Georgian Musings on Homosexuality

20th February, 2020

Eamonn O'Keeffe is a young Oxford Researcher in the midst of a PhD. He stopped off in Wakefield Library to look at a journal Yorkshire farmer Matthew Tomlinson to see ...

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The Boundless Sea

19th February, 2020

We are a land animal. But millions of us have taken to the sea to live, fight, travel, eat, escape and seek fame and fortune. I am obsessed with the ...

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The Boy Who Followed His Father Into Auschwitz

17th February, 2020

This is the most remarkable father and son story I have ever come across. We are still marking the 80th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz here at History Hit ...

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West Africa before the Europeans

16th February, 2020

Toby Green has been fascinated by the history of West Africa for decades after he visited as a student and heard whispers of history that didn’t appear in text ...

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Suicide at the Fall of Nazi Germany

13th February, 2020

There is almost no end to the dark secrets that emerge from the smashed ruins of 1945 Europe. Dr Florian Huber has spent years researching the fascinating story of the epidemic ...

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The Adventuress

12th February, 2020

In the 1930s Lady Lucy Houston was one of the richest women in England and a household name, notorious for her virulent criticisms of the government, but politics had been ...

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A Very Stable Genius

10th February, 2020

Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig are both Pulitzer Prize winning journalists at the Washington Post. They've written a new book with yet more revelations from inside the Trump White House ...

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Dresden. 75 years on.

9th February, 2020

75 years ago this week Dresden, in Saxony, known as the ‘jewel box’ because of its stunning architecture was obliterated by British and American bombers. The flames reached almost a ...

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