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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. Taking us from the sources ...

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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 shouldn't view the Wars of ...

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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 about the notion of looking ...

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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 the colonists, few expected the ...

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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 privacy, visit Listen Now


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 data privacy, visit Listen Now


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


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 of our moral codes and ...

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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 weighing in on some of ...

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What Makes a Dictator with Frank Dikötter

24th September, 2019

Dan talks to Frank Dikötter, an eminent professor on Chinese history, who has written a new book about dictators around the world. They discuss what dictators need to do ...

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