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The History Hit Network gives you access to a growing range of podcasts presented by and featuring historians at the forefront of research and debate.

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Migration in Medieval Europe

11th May, 2020

I was delighted to be joined by Miri Rubin of Queen Mary University, London. In a terrific new book, Miri has scooped up a seemingly modern topic - migration - ...

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00:27:56

Europe's Tragedy: The Thirty Years War

10th May, 2020

The Thirty Years War devastated seventeenth-century Europe. It killed nearly a quarter of all Germans and transformed the map of the modern world. Professor Peter Wilson of Oxford University took ...

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Coffee

9th May, 2020

Coffee. Most of us are addicted. We need it on Monday mornings, post nights out, during nights out, in fact every morning. And afternoons. Augustine Sedgewick teaches history at ...

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00:23:35

VE Day: 75 Years

8th May, 2020

For most of us, VE Day conjures up black and white images of carefree servicemen and women dancing and beaming in Trafalgar Square, of Churchill greeted by jubilant crowds in ...

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How should we remember WW2?

7th May, 2020

The question of wars and how we remember them has always fascinated me. With WW1 we seem to remember the enormous, tragic loss of life - captured so beautifully by ...

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Pandemics through History

5th May, 2020

I have hooked up with the Timeline Channel on youtube to do History Hit Live three times a week. Sometimes I'll share the audio as a podcast on this feed. ...

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Mudlarking

4th May, 2020

Lara Maiklem has scoured banks of the Thames for over 15 years in pursuit of the objects that the fast moving river water unearths. The Thames is one of the longest ...

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00:33:00

One Family: 200 Years of Continuous Military Service

3rd May, 2020

Paul John Darran joined the army 1980. He was ninth generation of his family to do so. The story begins with his ancestor John Carberry joined the Tyrone militia in Ireland ...

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Moscow's Communist Dorm

29th April, 2020

In 1931, an enormous apartment building was completed in Moscow. Challenging the Kremlin for architectural supremacy on the Moskva River, it was the largest residential building in Europe, combining 505 furnished ...

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Globalisation in 1000 AD

27th April, 2020

Globalisation. It's a word we often associate with the politics, society and economics of our own lifetimes. But Valerie Hansen, an esteemed professor of History at Yale, has argued that ...

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