History Extra podcast

podcast

Subscribe

History Extra podcast

Por BBC
En BBC World Service

Christine de Pizan: from medieval writer to feminist icon

Charlotte Cooper-Davis delves into the life and legacy of Christine de Pizan, a late medieval...

Add to ... 

The Black Death | 4. medieval medical thinking

How do you fight a disease, when you don’t know what causes it? In this episode, Ellie...

Add to ... 

A legacy of inequality: the economic impact of empire

Imperialism led to eye-watering profits for the British, and after decolonisation those who had...

Add to ... 

Stasi poets: creative writing & the Cold War

Journalist Philip Oltermann explores the unusual story of the poetry group run by the East German...

Add to ... 

Cathedrals: from bishops' seats to tourist hotspots

Nicholas Orme speaks to Emily Briffett about the long story of English cathedrals, tracing their...

Add to ... 

The Restoration: everything you wanted to know

How did the Restoration of the monarchy come about, after a period of civil war and 11 years of...

Add to ... 

HistoryExtra Plus: get early access to our podcast series

Enjoying our new Black Death series? Listen to the next three episodes right now on our new...

Add to ... 

Eurovision: a political history

From voting scandals and political messaging to drag queens and ABBA, Dr Dean Vuletic speaks to...

Add to ... 

The Black Death | 3. living through the plague

What would it have been like to live through a Black Death outbreak? In this episode, Ellie...

Add to ... 

Free speech: a brief, contentious history

Jacob Mchangama explores the global history of free speech, discussing its ancient origins,...

Add to ... 

Disabled people in Tudor times

Phillipa Vincent-Connolly explores the lives of disabled people in the Tudor era. Speaking to...

Add to ... 

Magellan: daring explorer or doomed failure?

In September 1519, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan set off on a fateful voyage to find a...

Add to ... 

War in the air: everything you wanted to know

What are the origins of aircraft being used in war? How common were dogfights? And were early...

Add to ... 

The Dudleys: power behind the Tudor throne

The might of the Tudor dynasty was built on the blood and sweat of three generations of another...

Add to ... 

The Black Death | 2. origins & spread

Over recent years, our understanding of the Black Death has been radically transformed by new...

Add to ... 

Despatches on dictators: US reporters in 1930s Europe

Deborah Cohen discusses a close-knit group of American foreign correspondents who reported on the...

Add to ... 

Spain’s tumultuous story

Giles Tremlett explores the turbulent history of Spain. Speaking to Elinor Evans, he explores how...

Add to ... 

Despatches on dictators: US reporters in 1930s Europe

Deborah Cohen discusses a close-knit group of American foreign correspondents who reported on the...

Add to ... 

Britain’s lost towns and villages

Britain is a land full of lost settlements – villages, towns and even cities. Matthew Green...

Add to ... 

Medieval childhood: everything you wanted to know

What was it like to grow up in the Middle Ages? In our latest Everything you wanted to know...

Add to ...