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Tutankhamun | 1. Unearthing the boy king's lost tomb

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 41:45

One hundred years ago, in 1922, Egyptologist Howard Carter made one of the most spectacular discoveries in the history of archaeology, when he unearthed the tomb of Tutankhamun in Egypt's Valley of the Kings. In the first episode in our new series on the life, death and legacy of the iconic pharaoh, Toby Wilkinson and Okasha El Daly tell Ellie Cawthorne about the hunt for the boy king's tomb – which had lain undisturbed for more than 3,000 years – and the controversies sparked by the discovery. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Is Queen Henrietta Maria's rotten reputation deserved?

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 41:10

As the wife of Charles I, Henrietta Maria was in the firing line of the parliamentary propaganda machine. The Stuart queen was known as the “popish brat of France”, a “whore” and “the wife who wore the britches”. But does she deserve this rotten reputation? Emily Briffett spoke to Leanda de Lisle to bust some myths surrounding the reviled queen. (Ad) Leanda de Lisle is the author of Henrietta Maria: Conspirator, Warrior, Phoenix Queen (Chatto & Windus, 2022). Buy it now from Waterstones https://go.skimresources.com?id=71026X1535947&xcust=historyextra-social-histboty&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.waterstones.com%2Fbook%2Fhenrietta-maria%2Fleanda-de-lisle%2F9781784742966 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Measurement: an unexpected history

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 45:24

From weight and distance, to calorie-counting and calculating the depths of space, throughout history, humans have loved to measure things. Speaking to Elinor Evans, James Vincent – author of Beyond Measure – uncovers some fascinating and unexpected stories from the history of measurement. (Ad) James Vincent is the author of Beyond Measure: The Hidden History of Measurement (Faber & Faber, 2022). Buy it now from Amazon:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Beyond-Measure-Hidden-History-Measurement/dp/0571354211/ref=asc_df_0571354211/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=570229818468&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=5898554147373027881&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1006715&hvtargid=pla-1601293199965&psc=1&th=1&psc=1&tag=bbchistory045-21&ascsubtag=historyextra-social-histboty See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

15 minutes of fame: Alice Kinloch, Pan-African activist

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 15:34

It's the HistoryExtra podcast's 15th birthday! To celebrate, we've asked 15 historians to nominate a figure from history they think deserves their ‘15 minutes of fame'. In this episode, Professor Hakim Adi nominates Alice Kinloch. Speaking with Rhiannon Davies, he describes how this impassioned South African political campaigner travelled around Britain, and was determined to reveal the brutality of the diamond mining industry in South Africa. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

First World War poets: everything you wanted to know

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 38:05

How much has our view of the First World War – one of mud, trenches and futility – been shaped by the work of a handful of poets? How did the British public respond to poems criticising the war effort? And why have some war poets been remembered, while others have been forgotten? In our latest ‘Everything you wanted to know' episode, the University of Exeter's Professor Catriona Pennell answers listener questions on First World War poetry – and argues that we should broaden our horizons beyond Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Stalingrad: a soldier's testimony

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 49:35

Author Iain MacGregor reveals how the unpublished memoirs of a German officer shed fascinating new light on the battle of Stalingrad. Speaking with Rob Attar, Iain explains how Fritz Roske's accounts add to our knowledge of this key turning point in the Second World War. (Ad) Iain MacGregor is the author of The Lighthouse of Stalingrad: The Hidden Truth at the Centre of WWII's Greatest Battle (Constable, 2022). Buy it now from Waterstones: https://go.skimresources.com?id=71026X1535947&xcust=historyextra-social-histboty&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.waterstones.com%2Fbook%2Fthe-lighthouse-of-stalingrad%2Fiain-macgregor%2F%2F9781472135216%3Fawaid%3D3787%26utm_source%3Dredbrain%26utm_medium%3Dshopping%26utm_campaign%3Dcss%26gclid%3DCj0KCQjwtvqVBhCVARIsAFUxcRs02iKPy14nNqOjTzHMtcPcBtZr9eIXWJChbj7_PsJRirx3UmFeRgEaAt36EALw_wcB See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Medieval monks: a day in the life

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 37:07

Danièle Cybulskie charts a day in the life of a medieval monk, from morning rituals and mealtime misbehaviour to daily chores and worldly reflection. Speaking with Emily Briffett, she explores what such an austere and structured lifestyle might be able to teach us today – and how monastic priorities about health and wellbeing weren't too different from our own. (Ad) Danièle Cybulskie is the author of How to Live Like a Monk: Medieval Wisdom for Modern Life (Abbeville Press, 2021). Buy it now from Waterstones:https://go.skimresources.com?id=71026X1535947&xcust=historyextra-social-histboty&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.waterstones.com%2Fbook%2Fhow-to-live-like-a-monk%2Fdaniele-cybulskie%2F9780789214133 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Gone with the Wind: how a 1936 novel explains modern America

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 43:45

Professor Sarah Churchwell discusses her new book The Wrath to Come, which re-examines the controversial legacy of Margaret Mitchell's immensely popular 1936 novel Gone With The Wind. Speaking with Rachel Dinning, she considers what it can tell us about American history and culture today, from the mythmaking that sprung up following the Civil War to the origins of modern debates over racism and the far right in the United States. (Ad) Sarah Churchwell is the author of The Wrath to Come: Gone with the Wind and the Lies America Tells (Apollo, 2022). Buy it now from Waterstones: https://go.skimresources.com?id=71026X1535947&xcust=historyextra-social-histboty&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.waterstones.com%2Fbook%2Fthe-wrath-to-come%2Fsarah-churchwell%2F9781789542981 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Treason: from Anne Boleyn to Lord Haw Haw

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 42:13

Professor Mark Cornwell charts the history of treason in Britain. He tells Kev Lochun how a handful of high profile cases – from Anne Boleyn and the gunpowder plotters to Lord Haw Haw – can shed light on the evolving nature of individual rights versus the power of the state. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

15 minutes of fame: St Wilfrid, quarrelsome church reformer

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 20:16

It's the HistoryExtra podcast's 15th birthday! To celebrate, we've asked 15 historians to nominate a figure from history they think deserves their ‘15 minutes of fame'. In this episode, Dr Marc Morris nominates St Wilfrid. Speaking with Emily Briffett, he reveals the extraordinary life of the early medieval saint and religious reformer. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Gold rushes: everything you wanted to know

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 50:01

Stephen Tuffnell answers listener questions on the series of gold rushes that captivated the imaginations of hordes of prospectors in the 19th century. Speaking to Ellie Cawthorne, he explores what drew people to remote gold fields, what life was like in mining camps, and how gold rushes transformed economic, ecological and social landscapes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Reconstructing black lives in the Antebellum South

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 26:31

As part of our series of conversations with winners of the 2022 Dan David Prize, Dr Kimberly Welch talks to Helen Carr about her research using legal records to reconstruct the lives of free and enslaved black people in the Antebellum South. The Dan David Prize is the world's largest history prize, which recognizes outstanding historical scholarship. Find out more at dandavidprize.org. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The end of Roman Britain | 8. ends and beginnings

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 29:11

In the final episode of the series, David Musgrove wraps up what we've learnt from our experts about how Britain moved out of the orbit of the Roman empire in the 5th century. He also considers how some modern parallels might help us get a handle on what life was like for those living at the time, and looks forward to some exciting possibilities for future research. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Hannibal: Rome's greatest nightmare

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 30:47

Philip Freeman shares the story of how the brilliant Carthaginian general Hannibal led his elephants over the Alps and into Rome's nightmares, making his name a byword for terror for centuries. Speaking to Spencer Mizen, he reveals how Hannibal outfoxed his mortal enemy, only to throw it all away. (Ad) Philip Freeman is the author of Hannibal: Rome's Greatest Enemy (Pegasus, 2022). Buy it now from Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hannibal-Greatest-Philip-Freeman-PhD/dp/1643138715/ref=asc_df_1643138715/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=570354289872&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=289873074649221366&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9045629&hvtargid=pla-1395462607153&psc=1&th=1&psc=1&tag=bbchistory045-21&ascsubtag=historyextra-social-histboty See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Stalin's library: inside the mind of a dictator

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 38:08

Historian Geoffrey Roberts explores the life and career of Josef Stalin through his vast book collection. In conversation with Rob Attar, Professor Roberts highlights some of the unexpected items on the Soviet dictator's shelves and explains the influence that reading had on his brutal regime. (Ad) Geoffrey Roberts is the author of Stalin's Library: A Dictator and his Books (Yale University Press, 2022). Buy it now from Waterstones:https://go.skimresources.com?id=71026X1535947&xcust=historyextra-social-histboty&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.waterstones.com%2Fbook%2Fstalins-library%2Fgeoffrey-roberts%2F9780300179040 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

15 minutes of fame: Queen Tiye, overshadowed ancient Egyptian royal

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 13:50

It's the HistoryExtra podcast's 15th birthday! To celebrate, we've asked 15 historians to nominate a figure from history they think deserves their ‘15 minutes of fame'. In this episode, Professor Joyce Tyldesley nominates the ancient Egyptian Queen Tiye. Speaking with Ellie Cawthorne, she considers how the queen consort and queen mother has previously been overlooked, despite playing an important religious and diplomatic role in Egypt's 18th dynasty. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The partition of India: everything you wanted to know

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2022 30:51

For the latest in our everything you want to know series, historian Dr Anwesha Roy revisits the 1947 partition of India, which divided British-ruled India into two independent countries. In conversation with Rob Attar she explains how India came to be divided and considers why the process was accompanied by such terrible violence and suffering. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The BBC at 100: scandals break

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 48:30

In the penultimate episode of our series marking the centenary of the BBC, David Hendy looks back at some of the scandals surrounding the corporation across the past two decades – both new and historical – and what they tell us about its relationship with politics and the public. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The end of Roman Britain | 7. bones, diet and migrants

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 40:49

In this episode, we talk to Dr Sam Leggett, an expert in archaeological bone analysis, about the latest fascinating research with stable isotopes, to find out what the bones of burials from the 5th century can tell us about how much people were moving around and what they were eating in post-roman Britain See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The first Vietnam War

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 40:42

Historian Christopher Goscha explores the decade-long conflict between the French empire and Ho Chi Minh's communist Vietnamese forces that followed the Second World War. Speaking to Rob Attar, he argues that the Vietnamese triumph was unlike any other anti-colonial struggle of the era. (Ad) Christopher Goscha is the author of The Road to Dien Bien Phu: A History of the First War for Vietnam (Princeton University Press, 2022). Buy it now from Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Road-Dien-Bien-Phu-History/dp/0691180164/?tag=bbchistory045-21&ascsubtag=historyextra-social-histboty See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Powerful pages: the beguiling history of books

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 30:53

For centuries, humanity has had a love affair with books. But these volumes are far more than just receptacles for stories. They have been tools to spread religion and empire, and have contained dangerous politics and talismanic protections. Emma Smith tells Rhiannon Davies about our complex relationship with the printed word. (Ad) Emma Smith is the author of Portable Magic: A History of Books and Their Readers (Allen Lane, 2022). Buy it now from Waterstones:https://go.skimresources.com?id=71026X1535947&xcust=historyextra-social-histboty&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.waterstones.com%2Fbook%2Fportable-magic%2Femma-smith%2F9780241427262 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

15 minutes of fame: Marie Tharp, ground-breaking cartographer

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 18:50

It's the HistoryExtra podcast's 15th birthday! To celebrate, we've asked 15 historians to nominate a figure from history they think deserves their ‘15 minutes of fame'. In this episode, Professor Jerry Brotton nominates Marie Tharp. Speaking with Dave Musgrove, he dives into the life of the pioneering geologist and ocean cartographer and explores her remarkable legacy. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Inca empire: everything you wanted to know

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2022 54:23

What did an ordinary day in the Inca empire look like? How did the Inca count using knots? And why were stones so sacred to the civilization? In conversation with Emily Briffett, Bill Sillar answers listener questions on the mighty empire which dominated swathes of land in South America. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The vanishing inventor

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 39:33

On 16 September 1890, inventor Louis Le Prince boarded a train to Paris and vanished without a trace. In his book The Man Who Invented Motion Pictures, Paul Fischer explores his life and disappearance. Speaking to Ellie Cawthorne, he delves into the many theories about what may have happened Le Prince – from an accident or mugging, to murder by his rival Thomas Edison in order to steal his latest invention. (Ad) Paul Fischer is the author of The Man Who Invented Motion Pictures: A True Tale of Obsession, Murder, and the Movies (Simon & Schuster, 2022. Buy it now from Amazon:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Man-Who-Invented-Motion-Pictures/dp/1982114827/?tag=bbchistory045-21&ascsubtag=historyextra-social-histboty See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The end of Roman Britain | 6. cultures lost and found

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 39:02

In episode six of our podcast series on the end of Roman Britain, Professor Robin Fleming speaks to David Musgrove about how far the archaeological evidence and the documentary sources agree – or disagree – about what happened as Britain moved away from the influence of the Roman empire. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Britain's century of political nightmares

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 36:08

From the First World War to the financial crash of 2008, Phil Tinline tells Spencer Mizen how politicians have reacted to the many crises that have beset Britain in the era since the rise of mass democracy. (Ad) Phil Tinline is the author of The Death of Consensus: 100 Years of British Political Nightmares (Hurst, 2022). Buy it now from Amazon:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Death-Consensus-British-Political-Nightmares/dp/1787386902/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=&tag=bbchistory045-21&ascsubtag=historyextra-social-histboty See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Royal rivals? Medieval England and France's tempestuous relationship

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 38:57

Catherine Hanley traces the great conflicts, and occasional friendships, between the rulers of medieval England and France See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

15 minutes of fame: Tsiang Ting-fu, Chinese historian and diplomat

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 20:38

It's the HistoryExtra podcast's 15th birthday! To celebrate, we've asked 15 historians to nominate a figure from history they think deserves their ‘15 minutes of fame'. In this episode, Professor Rana Mitter nominates Tsiang Tingfu. He tells Rob Attar about this 20th-century Chinese historian and diplomat who was an important link between the country and the west before the Communist revolution. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Peasants' Revolt: everything you wanted to know

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2022 43:35

In 1381, thousands of men and women surged into London, attacking jails, burning down palaces, murdering the Archbishop of Canterbury and confronting the king. But what caused the Peasants' Revolt? Is it even accurate to describe the rebels as “peasants”? Was Richard II sympathetic to their grievances? And how brutal was the authorities' response to the revolt? Speaking to Spencer Mizen, Helen Carr answers your top queries on the turbulent events of 1381. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Elizabeth I's greatest rival?

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 38:04

Sixteenth-century Europe was dominated by two female powerhouses: Elizabeth I of England and Catherine de Medici, the French Queen Mother. The two women had a tumultuous relationship, being sometimes friends and at other times foes, as Estelle Paranque reveals to Rhiannon Davies. (Ad) Estelle Paranque is the author of Blood, Fire and Gold: The story of Elizabeth I and Catherine de Medici (Ebury Digital, 2022). Buy it now from Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Blood-Fire-Gold-Elizabeth-Catherine-ebook/dp/B09HWYQ31V/?tag=bbchistory045-21&ascsubtag=historyextra-social-histboty See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The end of Roman Britain | 5. an identity crisis?

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 48:03

In the fifth episode of our podcast series on the end of Roman Britain, David Musgrove talks to Dr James Gerrard about how society changed as Britain slipped out of Roman control in the fifth century. They also discuss what the latest research can tell us about how people might have reimagined their identities in the face of a changing world. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

David Stirling: SAS hero or fraud?

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 38:04

Special forces historian Gavin Mortimer casts a critical eye over David Stirling, who is renowned as the founder of the SAS in the Second World War. Speaking to Rob Attar, Mortimer argues that Stirling's wartime record was far less impressive than he claimed and that his legend has obscured the achievements of those around him. (Ad) Gavin Mortimer is the author of David Stirling: The Phoney Major: The Life, Times and Truth about the Founder of the SAS (Little Brown, 2022). Buy it now from Waterstones:https://go.skimresources.com?id=71026X1535947&xcust=historyextra-social-histboty&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.waterstones.com%2Fbook%2Fdavid-stirling%2Fgavin-mortimer%2F9781472134592 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Norman kings of Africa

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 32:24

The Normans famously conquered England, but did you know they also had a short-lived kingdom in North Africa in the 12th century? Professor Levi Roach explains to David Musgrove how the Normans established a presence in southern Italy and Sicily and expanded south towards Africa. (Ad) Levi Roach is the author of Empires of the Normans: Makers of Europe, Conquerors of Asia (John Murray Press, 2022). Buy it now from Waterstones:https://go.skimresources.com?id=71026X1535947&xcust=historyextra-social-histboty&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.waterstones.com%2Fbook%2F9781529398465 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

15 minutes of fame: Hildegard of Bingen, medieval polymath

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 19:49

It's the HistoryExtra podcast's 15th birthday! To celebrate, we've asked 15 historians to nominate a figure from history they think deserves their ‘15 minutes of fame'. In this episode, Dr Janina Ramirez nominates Hildegard of Bingen. Speaking with Emily Briffett, she explains why this 12th-century abbess, composer, scientist, writer and saint deserves to be better remembered today. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

British schools and education: everything you wanted to know

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022 63:30

When did schooling become compulsory? How far did education differ between girls and boys? And why does the British school year start in September? Speaking to Emma Slattery Williams, Susannah Wright answers some of our listeners' most popular questions on the history of British schools – from the establishment of the earliest schools to the surprisingly late abolition of corporal punishment. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Sahara: a green and pleasant land

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 37:18

The Sahara is known as one of the world's hottest and driest environments, but during his explorations of the desert over the past 60 years, Martin Williams has discovered evidence of a green and pleasant history. He explains to Spencer Mizen how the area was once home to lakes, rivers, humans and hippos. (Ad) Martin Williams is the author of When the Sahara Was Green: How Our Greatest Desert Came to Be (Princeton University Press, 2021). Buy it now from Amazon:https://www.amazon.co.uk/When-Sahara-Was-Green-Greatest/dp/0691201625/?tag=bbchistory045-21&ascsubtag=historyextra-social-histbotyOn the streets of 19th-century London See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The end of Roman Britain | 4. religion and belief

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 36:06

In the fourth episode of our podcast series on the end of Roman Britain, David Musgrove considers the role of religion in late Roman Britain with Dr David Petts. They look at how far Christianity was embedded in Britain by the fourth century, what other religious practices existed alongside it and, crucially, how far adherence to the Christian faith in the declining years of the empire helped to keep the Roman way of life going in Britain. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Casanova: more than a serial seducer

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 42:46

Giacomo Casanova is remembered for his reputation as a serial seducer. But according to author Leo Damrosch, he was far more than that. Speaking with Emily Briffett, Leo explains how Casanova was also an aspiring priest, spy, army officer and Masonic master, who led a colourful life that saw him interact with kings, empresses and some of the most famous writers of his time. (Ad) Leo Damrosch is the author of Adventurer: The Life and Times of Giacomo Casanova (Yale University Press, 2022). Buy it now from Waterstones:https://go.skimresources.com?id=71026X1535947&xcust=historyextra-social-histboty&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.waterstones.com%2Fbook%2Fadventurer%2Fleo-damrosch%2F9780300248289 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

From bohemian Brighton to military Plymouth: the LGBTQ history of four British cities

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 51:23

Matt Cook and Alison Oram discuss their new book Queer Beyond London, which uncovers the LGBTQ experience in four English cities – Brighton, Manchester, Plymouth and Leeds – from the sixties to the noughties. Speaking with Rachel Dinning, they consider how local people, places and politics shaped LGBTQ lives in each city, establishing individual cultures often very distinct from the national narrative. (Ad) Alison Oram and Matt Cook are the authors of Queer Beyond London (Manchester University Press, 2022). Buy it now from Waterstones: https://go.skimresources.com?id=71026X1535947&xcust=historyextra-social-histboty&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.waterstones.com%2Fbook%2Fqueer-beyond-london%2Fprofessor-matt-cook%2Fprofessor-alison-oram%2F9781526145864 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

15 minutes of fame: Marguerite de Navarre, royal influencer

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 16:17

It's the HistoryExtra podcast's 15th birthday! To celebrate, we've asked 15 historians to nominate a figure from history they think deserves their 15 minutes of fame. In today's episode, Suzannah Lipscomb tells Emily Briffett about the life of Marguerite de Navarre, a 16th-century royal player who had a major influence on both the Renaissance and Reformation.If you're enjoying this series and would like early access to more episodes, head to www.historyextra.com/15-minutes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Mali empire: everything you wanted to know

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 50:12

Who founded the Mali empire? What impact did Islam have on its trajectory? What were its interactions with medieval Europe like? And what made its greatest leader, Mansa Musa, so fabulously wealthy? Speaking to Spencer Mizen, Kevin MacDonald answers listener questions on one of Africa's greatest historical powers. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The BBC at 100: political tensions in the 1970s and 80s

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 37:09

In the latest instalment of our monthly series marking the centenary of the BBC, media historian David Hendy talks to Matt Elton about the political pressures and fissures that defined the 1970s and 80s – and the ways in which they shaped the corporation's output. (Ad) David Hendy is the author of The BBC: A People's History (Profile Books, 2022). Buy it now from Waterstones:https://go.skimresources.com?id=71026X1535947&xcust=historyextra-social-histboty&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.waterstones.com%2Fbook%2Fthe-bbc%2Fdavid-hendy%2F%2F9781781255254%3Fawaid%3D3787%26utm_source%3Dredbrain%26utm_medium%3Dshopping%26utm_campaign%3Dcss%26gclid%3DCj0KCQiAip-PBhDVARIsAPP2xc2PCYX_d_582jtZj6du6A-9dNO8d8xXvVkPhP_Jmh1FuEm7Mui3xSYaAvwiEALw_wcB See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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