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Who Was Joan of Arc?

Joan of Arc is a name that’s instantly recognisable to most. A controversial figure in her...

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The Child Soldiers of WWI

After the outbreak of the First World War, boys as young as twelve were caught up in a national...

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28 Years on Death Row

Anthony Ray Hinton is an Alabama was held on death row after being wrongly convicted of the...

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Korean War: The Veterans Of Imjin River

Fought between the 22nd-25th of April 1951, the battle of Imjin River was part of a Chinese...

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Eugenics with Adam Rutherford

Eugenics has been used in attempts throughout history, and across continents, to gain power and...

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Tudor True Crime

The true-crime genre - stories of actual murders and other crimes that are then fictionalised -...

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George Washington: The First President

George. Where did it all go wrong? George Washington could have had a comfortable career as a...

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The Rule of Laws

The laws now enforced throughout the world are almost all modelled on systems developed in Europe...

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Digging for Britain with Professor Alice Roberts

2021 was a bumper year for archaeological discoveries across Britain. In this episode, we go on a...

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Was the League of Nations Doomed to Fail?

102 years ago on the 10th of January 1920, the League of Nations was formed out of the Treaty of...

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Obama and Merkel: The Extraordinary Partnership

U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are two of the world’s most...

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1921 Census: Revealed

For the first time, the 1921 Census of England & Wales is now publicly available, only online...

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Democratic Decline

The 6th of January marks one year since the United States Capitol attack of 2021, whereby a mob...

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Sitting Bull: the Life and Death of a Native American Chief

Sitting Bull, best known for his initiative and victory at the Battle of Little Bighorn, is a...

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Treasures of Ancient Egypt

Ramesses the Great, ego in the ancient world and Tutankhamun's sacred underwear. These are all...

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Tutankhamun: Life, Legacy and Discovery

Tutankhamun's tomb was discovered by Howard Carter almost 100 years ago, and two years later they...

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Climate Catastrophe in the 17th century

Revolutions, droughts, famines, invasions, wars, regicides - the calamities of the...

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Sex in the Middle Ages

Please note that this episode contains conversation about sex that you might not want to listen...

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Inside The Great Cathedrals of Europe

A trip to Paris wouldn't be the same without taking a moment to gaze up at the great looming...

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The Origins Of Scotland

The Medieval period saw the advancement of many countries, evolving to the provinces in Europe...

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