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The Sinking of the Lusitania

7 May 2021

On 7th May 1915, the ocean liner RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German U-boat off the coast of Ireland with more than half the passengers and crew being...

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00:17:57

Operation Basalt: Commando Raid in the Channel

7 May 2021

In 1942 the British launched a 12 man raid and reconnaissance mission to the Channel Island of Sark. On the night of the 3 October, a cast of...

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00:39:46

Roman Prisoners of War

6 May 2021

We know all about the battles of the Roman Empire: the opposing sides, their weapons and incentives. But if history is written by the winners, what...

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00:45:30

How Corinth Became Christian

6 May 2021

Occupied since around 3000 BC, the Ancient city of Corinth is not unique in its transition from a Pagan, Greco-Roman state to a Christian one. What...

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00:25:10

A Scandalous Duchess

5 May 2021

Elizabeth Chudleigh, Duchess of Kingston was a duchess who attracted scandal, a duchess who divided opinion, a duchess who refused to give up agency...

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00:32:30

The Death of Napoleon

5 May 2021

Six years of exile on a remote island blighted with unpleasant weather conditions, in lodgings far inferior to those enjoyed whilst leader of France,...

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00:28:28

Pre-historic Britain in Seven Burials with Alice Roberts

4 May 2021

How much can a burial really tell us about our ancient past? Professor Alice Roberts is today's guest and, as her new book Ancestors demonstrates,...

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00:30:27

The Apollo Program with Kevin Fong

3 May 2021

Getting to the moon was no easy feat, no matter how confident Kennedy may have sounded in his famous 1961 speech. NASA built a team from the ground...

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00:22:49

The Life of Napoleon

3 May 2021

He is widely remembered as one of the most exceptional military commanders that the world has ever seen, a man whose influence was so pervasive that...

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00:44:16

The Truth About The Huns

2 May 2021

The Huns! The name of this ancient people triggers a multiplicity of responses and evokes a number of images (nearly all of them negative). They have...

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00:18:31

Amend: The Fight for America

2 May 2021

Take a deep dive into the remaking of the American Constitution and the 14th amendment created in the wake of the American Civil War. The 14th...

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00:43:38

The Olympic Games

2 May 2021

Ancient history legend Robin Waterfield came on the podcast to talk about the Olympic Games in antiquity. The first of a small miniseries on the...

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00:21:09

The Death of Hitler

1 May 2021

Did Hitler shoot himself in the Führerbunker, or did he slip past the Soviets and escape to South America? There have been innumerable...

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00:23:16

Captain Cook: The Aboriginal Perspective

30 April 2021

Captain Cook has been celebrated, wrongly, as the first European to discover Australia but many now believe it is time to reappraise his legacy...

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00:26:15

Operation Barbarossa

30 April 2021

Hitler’s invasion of the Soviet Union on Sunday 22 June 1941 was one of the bloodiest military campaigns mankind has ever known. Now, BAFTA winning...

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00:32:14

Not Just the Tudors

29 April 2021

When thinking about the 16th century the Tudor dynasty often comes to the fore, but the was so much more to this extraordinary period to be explored....

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00:44:53

The Battle of Okinawa

28 April 2021

The last major confrontation of the Second World War and the largest amphibious assault of the Pacific theatre, the Battle of Okinawa ended in Allied...

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00:23:31

The Night of the Bayonets: The Texel Uprising

28 April 2021

In the dying days of the Second World War, a group of Georgians rose up against their German overlords on the Dutch island of Texel. Thousands of...

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00:32:35

Blood and Iron: The German Empire

27 April 2021

German unification in 1871 immediately altered the balance of power in Europe and across the world, but what did its existence and expansion in the...

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00:21:10

Chernobyl: Memories of a Survivor

26 April 2021

On April 26th 1986 reactor No. 4 at the Chernobyl nuclear plant exploded sending a vast plume of radioactive material into the atmosphere, but what...

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00:27:21

Untraceable: The Secret History of Soviet Nerve Agents

26 April 2021

The use of nerve agents is synonymous with Russian espionage for those of us who remember the recent poisonings of Alexei Navalny, Sergei and Yulia...

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