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We are a slightly mad, always fun podcast bringing you all the History you love and a lot that you didn‘t know you‘d love until you heard it here! Recommended by BBC Radio, and presented by acclaimed historian Alexandra Churchill, Alina Nowobilska, Chris Sams and the rest of the awesome team!

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Daisy Dunn joins Alina and Chris to talk about her fabulous new book on women in the ancient world. Enjoying our work?Buy us a coffee: www.ko-fi.com/historyhackSubscribe to Patreon: www.patreon.com/historyhackVisit our new website: www.historyhack.co.uk Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Nicola Clarke comes to talk to us about her new book "The Waiting Game; The untold story of the women who served the Tudor Queens"Enjoying our work?Buy us a coffee: www.ko-fi.com/historyhackSubscribe to Patreon: www.patreon.com/historyhackVisit our new website: www.historyhack.co.uk Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
SURELY THERE IS NOTHING NEW TO SAY ABOUT D-DAY? We hear you cry. Well, on the 80th anniversary, sit your arses down and prepare to be schooled by author Nick Hewitt about the naval perspective. Based on his new book, it will not surprise you to learn than Chris locked us out of the studio a la Kevin Costner in post-production of Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, and hogged this one all to himself.Enjoying our work?Buy us a coffee: www.ko-fi.com/historyhackSubscribe to Patreon: www.patreon.com/historyhackVisit our new website: www.historyhack.co.uk Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Luke Pepera is a rising star in the history world, and today he joins us to talk about the subject that makes his heart sing with a broad look at the history of Africa. Think it's all about slavery and being ruled by imperial powers? Um, nope. We can't wait for his forthcoming book!Enjoying our work?Reviews are free: But they help us climb the rankings and we get seen more people. We'd appreciate your 5* feedback, just a few words, on Apple Podcasts so we can con their evil algorithm into thinking we're beloved.Buy us a coffee: www.ko-fi.com/historyhackSubscribe to Patreon: www.patreon.com/historyhackCheck out our new website: www.historyhack.co.uk Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Never did this man meet an obscure rabbit hole he didn’t want to dive in with all the enthusiasm of Alice in Wonderland running after a biscuit that didn’t belong to her. Historyland’s Josh Provan returns to tell us all about a swashbuckling half-breed with a vendetta against the East India CompanyEnjoying our work?Buy us a coffee: www.ko-fi.com/historyhackSubscribe to Patreon: www.patreon.com/historyhackCheck out our new website: www.historyhack.co.uk Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Join us today to listen to best-selling author (and Guy Ritchie's news bestie) Damian Lewis to hear all about is latest tome on the exploits of the SAS. Just when you think there can't possibly be anything new to say...Buy the book: Enjoying our work?Buy us a coffee: www.ko-fi.com/historyhackSubscribe to Patreon: www.patreon.com/historyhackCheck out our new website: www.historyhack.co.uk Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Catharine Williams joins us to talk about modern colonialism, we delve deep into who the key players were and which diaries from the time period that she finds the most interesting and why.https://ko-fi.com/historyhackwww.uk.bookshop.org/historyhackwww.patreon.com/historyhackwww.historyhack.co.uk Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Ben Kay joins us to talk about the women who lived in Warwick castle, he has designed a special tour to tell their stories, so head over to the castle to see and experience this all yourselves. https://ko-fi.com/historyhackwww.uk.bookshop.org/historyhackwww.patreon.com/historyhackwww.historyhack.co.uk Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
History Hack: Agent Zo

History Hack: Agent Zo

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Clare Mulley joins us to talk about her amazing new book on Elżbieta Zawacka, a daring and incredibly brave woman who parachuted from England back into Poland.https://ko-fi.com/historyhackwww.uk.bookshop.org/historyhackwww.patreon.com/historyhackwww.historyhack.co.uk Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Ghee Bowman joins us to talk about "The Great Epinal Escape" of Indian POWs during the Second World War. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
You’ve heard about one Cleopatra - she of the Elizabeth Taylor film with the snake and the boob, but what about the others! Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones joins us to weave a tale of absolute power, backstabbing, self-styling goddesses, war and the generally bonkers antics of the super rich that makes the Tudors look dull.https://ko-fi.com/historyhackwww.uk.bookshop.org/historyhackwww.patreon.com/historyhackwww.historyhack.co.uk Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Saul David returns to celebrate our shiny relaunch and talk all about his fantastic new book. Think everything has been said about the British airborne forces? Think again. There's a broad tale to be told about their evolution across the whole war, if Alina and Alex can stop swooning long enough to get the questions out...https://ko-fi.com/historyhackwww.uk.bookshop.org/historyhack www.patreon.com/historyhackwww.historyhack.co.uk Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Robin Bernstein joins us to talk about her new and exciting book about William Freeman who was committed of a crime he did not commit. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Claire Martin joins us to talk to us about her book on the Boleyn family, and no we only mention THE ANNE twice! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Paul Cooper joins us to talk about his new book on the fall of civilizations. But don't worry we don't spend the whole episode talking about Rome! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Peter C. Herman joins us to talk all about the 1590's and no for the first time, we don't talk about the fat ginger man! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Jeff Hawn joins us to talk all about Russian History, yes it is still classed as history if it is older than 25 years and we just fit into that timeline! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Kate Green joins us to talk about her new book on the Badminton Horse Trials. Alina can't contain herself because she gets to geek out on horses for 40min. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
John Croucher is back to talk to us about Women in Science, of course we had to get Kit onboard to chat all things science and history. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Caleb Howells is back to talk to us about another new book! This time we are talking about Roman Britain and his new book "The Trojan Kings of Britain: Myth or History?". Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Granny InSanDiego

Although I consider myself a feminist, nothing destroys the credibility of a podcast more than giggling hosts and guests, especially if the discussion is not inherently funny. Laughter is something else. Aside from that, this was a really good discussion of Thucydides and his great work. Thucydides was heir to a very wealthy family in Thrace whose wealth came from gold mines in Thrace. This is why he was able to spend all his time on his life’s work. That said, it is absurd to think that “The History of the Peloponnesian War” was written by Thucydides daughter. On the other hand, she could certainly have been a scribe who helped him keep track of interviews or his own thoughts. Notes in ancient Greece were not kept on papyrus or parchment rolls but on wax tablets and then transcribed to the more permanent medium. In ancient Greece, women were excluded from all civic life, and indeed all public life in general. This is a simple fact and in no way implies that Thucydides cut them out! Wh

Mar 8th
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Happy⚛️Heretic

Thank you to everyone involved in the production of this podcast for your commitment, time, hard work & diligent research.

Jun 21st
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