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The latest news from the team behind BBC History Magazine - a popular History magazine. To find out more, visit www.historyextra.com

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In the latest of our series tackling the big questions on major historical topics, historian Mark Stoyle responds to listener queries and popular search enquiries about the conflict between Royalists and Parliamentarians that wracked the British Isles in the middle of the 17th century. Historyextra.com/podcast  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In the second of five talks from our virtual Medieval Life and Death Day event, historian Chris Woolgar presents a broad survey of what, when and how people ate during the middle ages. Historyextra.com/podcast  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Historian Ghee Bowman, author of The Indian Contingent, tells the stories of a group of Muslims in the British Expeditionary Force who were part of the famous evacuation from the beaches of France in 1940. Historyextra.com/podcast  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Rémy Ambühl discusses his new research into the fate of captives in the Hundred Years’ War. Historyextra.com/podcast  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Ahead of the third instalment of his acclaimed BBC TV series A House Through Time, historian and broadcaster David Olusoga delves into the story of Bristol’s past and explains the value of studying history through our own homes. Historyextra.com/podcast  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In the latest of our series tackling the big questions on major historical topics, historian Rebecca Rist responds to listener queries and popular search enquiries about the medieval Christian campaigns in the middle east. Historyextra.com/podcast  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In the first of five talks from our virtual Medieval Life and Death Day event, historian Hannah Skoda explores the nature and consequences of crime and violence in the middle ages. Historyextra.com/podcast  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Cooking for Churchill

Cooking for Churchill

2020-05-2239:163

Food historian Annie Gray tells the story of Georgina Landemare, who became Winston Churchill’s cook during the Second World War. Her career offers fascinating insights into the dining habits of the wartime leader and the nation as a whole. Historyextra.com/podcast  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Bestselling Dutch historian Rutger Bregman discusses his new book,Humankind: A Hopeful History, which ranges through the past to argue that humanity is inherently good. Historyextra.com/podcast  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Historian Emma Griffin, author of the new book Bread Winner, explores how economic changes in 19th-century Britain affected family life for working class Victorians. Historyextra.com/podcast  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In the latest of our series tackling the big questions on major historical topics, historian Diarmaid MacCulloch responds to listener queries and popular search enquiries about Henry VIII’s break from Rome and the seismic events that followed. Historyextra.com/podcast  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
As we grapple with the Covid-19 pandemic, historian Vanessa Harding describes the events of the Great Plague that afflicted London in 1665, and explains how people at the time sought to cope with the disease. Historyextra.com/podcast  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Historian Catherine Fletcher, author of the new book The Beauty and the Terror: An Alternative History of the Italian Renaissance, offers a fresh view on this transformative period in Italy – and Europe’s – past. Historyextra.com/podcast  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
On the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, biographer Mark Bostridge reflects on the pioneering Victorian nurse’s work at the Crimean War and beyond. Historyextra.com/podcast  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In the latest of our series tackling the big questions on major historical topics, Judith Jesch, professor of Viking studies, responds to listener queries and popular search enquiries about the medieval Scandinavian people. Historyextra.com/podcast  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Britain at War

Britain at War

2020-05-0845:201

On the 75th anniversary of VE Day we speak to historian Dan Todman, author of Britain's War: A New World, 1942–1947, about Britain’s role in defeating the Nazis and the challenges of adjusting to the postwar years. Historyextra.com/podcast  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Historian Dan Jackson, author of The Northumbrians, traces the distinctive history and culture of North East England, from ancient times to the present day. Historyextra.com/podcast  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Medieval globetrotters

Medieval globetrotters

2020-05-0435:242

Historian Valerie Hansen, author of a new history of the year 1000 AD, surveys the state of the world a millennium ago and argues that this was a crucial moment in the story of globalization, comparable to 1492. Historyextra.com/podcast  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In the latest of our new series tackling the big questions on major historical topics, historian Sarah Richardson responds to listener queries and popular search enquiries about Queen Victoria and the age that bears her name. Historyextra.com/podcast  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Corn Laws crisis

The Corn Laws crisis

2020-05-0134:292

Author and journalist Stephen Bates describes the battle over bread prices that divided Parliament in mid-19th-century Britain. Historyextra.com/podcast  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Comments (59)

Owen M James

The tradition of death instead of defeat, capture and shame was deeply entrenched in Japanese military culture; one of the primary values in the samurai life and the Bushido code was loyalty and honor until death

May 9th
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Thehubangie

it's amazing how many centuries went by without hardly any innovation 🙉

May 5th
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Peter Fifield

Very interesting. My father was a USMC fighter pilot at Okinawa.

Apr 23rd
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sara ~

listen. The interviewer here, David Musgrove, needs to listen to/learn from/take a bloody class on how to interview a learned person, woman or no. I was excited to hear from Jóhanna Katrín Friðriksdóttir and will be buying her book. What has made me step away, for several months, from history magazine's podcast, History Extra, was the exceedingly high number of belittling, sexist, uncomfortable, insulting, misogynistic interviewers attached the podcast to present books written by women. I have 100+ missed shows from this podcast and picked the 2nd from the top. This latest attempt at an interview shows this painfully well. I doubt Mr. Musgrove even read the book. I stopped listening at about 4-5 minutes. total shite. unsubscribing from this feed.

Apr 6th
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Joe Traill

shows a lack of understanding of british culture

Feb 16th
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JaMeshuggah

confront your own evils you Anglo bastards

Feb 7th
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sara ~

why have a guest who has spent years researching Eleanor of Aquitaine, when the male interviewer justifies talking over her, belittles her notion that she could write something unique and worthy and consistently edges the conversation in how much he knows on the subject. a good interviewer first researches the topic/reads the book, guides the interview with supportive/challenging and positive interactions. they listen for interesting things an audience may like to learn. a good interviewer does not spend more time talking about the subject than the interviewe. this, my friends, is patronizing patriarchy.

Jan 20th
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Benjamin Craft-Rendon

This is really downplaying how much continuity there was between West Germany & Nazi Germany: ”In 1950-51 more than 40 percent of the ministry’s top posts were filled by ex-Nazi party members — more than there had been in 1938-39. In 1943, 573 of the ministry’s 706 top officials were party members" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-nazis-ministry/german-ministrys-nazi-past-exposed-in-new-book-idUSTRE69O1VB20101025

Jan 17th
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Niall Redmond

noice

Nov 4th
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mattters

this made me want to buy the book!!! such a good episode

Sep 28th
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Sandcastle •

Militant atheist : god isn't real Protestant reformer : god is real Wow, just pure fantasy from Tom Hollands here. I think I'll buy his new book after I've brought the Creationist Guide to Evolution.

Sep 12th
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Romulus Augustus

One of the best history podcasts.

Aug 9th
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Esther Metheven

Please no JRM.

Aug 3rd
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Grai Brad

so interesting but poor sound quality

Jul 3rd
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Tuovi Sjölund

thank you. enjoyed this episode. greetings from miss Tuovi in Finland

Jun 7th
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Tuovi Sjölund

how did ordinary house vifes live during the 15th to 17th century?! washer women and other lower class ziticens?!

Jun 6th
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Tuovi Sjölund

interesting indeed

May 31st
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Owen M James

JRM... A cunt of the highest order.

May 31st
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Samuel Baeza

why are you giving air time to this man. His book has been panned by a number of historians and the sales of it have bombed. come on BBC spend time on something worthwhile

May 30th
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sara ~

ive a headache. could not follow along at all. i was interested in the topic but interviewer needed to help him focus. cannot finish :(

May 30th
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