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King George V in World War One with Alexandra Churchill

30th April, 2019

King George V played a critical role in Britain's war effort during World War One, from the outbreak of war in 1914, until the King's Pilgrimage in May 1922, to visit cemeteries ...

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Babita Sharma on Corner Shops

28th April, 2019

Babita Sharma is esteemed British broadcaster, and a presenter on BBC News and the BBC World News. In this episode, she takes us through a history of corner shops. Corner ...

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Eglantyne Jebb and 100 Years of Save The Children with Clare Mulley

25th April, 2019

Clare Mulley chats to Dan about Eglantyne Jebb, the founder of Save the Children. Now 100 years old, Save the Children was initially founded in response to the plight of German ...

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Bomb Disposal with Peter Gurney

23rd April, 2019

Peter Gurney had a prolific career as a bomb disposal expert, from defusing bombs during the Troubles, to addressing bomb scares outside Downing Street. He tells Dan his best stories, ...

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Viking Graveyard with Dr Catrine Jarman

21st April, 2019

Dr Cat Jarman has made a significant set of discoveries about a Viking graveyard in Derbyshire, and Dan talks to her to find out if they might have found the ...

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A Tour of Alnwick Castle with Ralph Percy, the Duke of Northumberland

19th April, 2019

Ralph Percy takes Dan on a walking tour of Alnwick Castle, exploring its sumptuous collections of art and furniture, as well as talking Dan through his family's turbulent and frequently ...

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The Kingdom of Lotharingia with Simon Winder

18th April, 2019

Simon Winder's eclectic histories have ranged all over the Germanic countries, and he has concluded his Germania trilogy with Lotharingia, a book about the kingdom of Lothair, which was located ...

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Old King Tut with Dr Colleen Darnell

16th April, 2019

Dr Colleen Darnell talks to Dan about 'Tutmania', the phase of obsession with the uncovering of the tomb of Tutankhamun, as well as all things Egyptology.For ad free versions ...

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Emergency Podcast: The Notre-Dame Fire with Jonathan Foyle

15th April, 2019

Dan talks to Jonathan Foyle in order to fully understand the history of the Notre-Dame cathedral, and how devastating this fire really is.For ad free versions of our entire ...

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The Amritsar Massacre with Kim Wagner

13th April, 2019

100 years ago, forces under the command of Colonel Reginald Dyer fired upon on an assembled crowd of Indians, who had gathered in peaceful protest about the deportation of two national ...

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