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Africans in Georgian England
June 27, 2014 01:43 AM PDT
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Onyeka joins us to introduce a number of aspiring Africans who made an impact on Georgian society during the 18th century.

The Romans in Africa
June 05, 2014 01:25 AM PDT
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Raoul McLoughlin talks about Rome’s desire for an African empire, a fierce struggle for trade, land and the search for the source of the Nile.

How the Scots Invented Britain
May 02, 2014 02:06 AM PDT
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Paul Lay talks to Ian Bradley about how the Scots were the most vocal advocates of a vibrant, imperial, Protestant Great Britain.

The Last Days of India's First Prime Minister
April 24, 2014 02:53 AM PDT
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We speak to Gyanesh Kudaisya about the final years of Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first prime minister, who died in May 1964.

An Exorcism in Hackney
March 28, 2014 02:44 AM PDT
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In this episode Charlotte Crow talks to Jessie Childs about her article in the April issue of History Today, Beware the Foul Fiends, which concerns a graphic account of an exorcism in 16th-century London and the plight of Catholics in Elizabethan England.

British Intelligence and the Cold War
February 25, 2014 07:39 AM PST
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We speak to Calder Walton, the author of Empire of Secrets: British Intelligence, the Cold War and the Twilight of Empire, which won the Longman-History Today Book of the Year prize.

Don't Mention the Civil Wars
January 21, 2014 02:08 AM PST
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Richard Weight joins us to discuss Britain's reluctant regicides, and why the country is embarrassed by its revolutionary past.

The Inspiration for Tolkien's Ring
December 18, 2013 02:15 AM PST
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Mark Horton tells the story of an archaeological dig that may have fuelled the fantasies of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Bethlehem: The global history of a little town
December 11, 2013 02:33 AM PST
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In this episode, Jacob Norris discusses the real history of Bethlehem.

Churchill's plan to win the First World War
November 25, 2013 01:29 AM PST
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Allan Mallinson joins us to discuss a 'lost' memo penned by Winston Churchill in 1911 concerning the prospect of a European war, a missive that, had its recommendations been implemented, may have brought the conflict to an early end.

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