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John Maynard Keynes
May 22, 2013 05:02 AM PDT
In this podcast, Benn Steil considers John Maynard Keynes' role at Bretton Woods. Pick up our June issue and read Benn's article, The Dunkirk Diplomat.The Man Who Predicted The First World War
April 22, 2013 01:01 AM PDT
Paul Reynolds discusses the life of Jan Bloch, a little known Polish-born financier who, in 1901, lectured the British military establishment on the likely carnage that would be the outcome of a war in Europe.
You can read Paul Reynolds article about Jan Bloch in the May issue of History Today, which is out now.Making Sense of the Maya
April 15, 2013 01:55 AM PDT
Nigel Richardson discusses how European explorers in the 19th century began to solve the mystery of who the Maya were, and how they established their remarkable civilisation.Henry Tudor: The Wilderness Years
March 18, 2013 04:46 AM PDT
Derek Wilson discusses the future Henry VII's years in exile, and how this influenced his exercise of power after he seized the English throne.The Asia Century
March 11, 2013 02:38 AM PDT
Thomas DuBois discusses how the coming 'Asian century' might not be so different from the global order of the 19th century.Normans and Slavery
February 27, 2013 01:19 AM PST
In this episode, Marc Morris argues that, contrary to received wisdom, the Normans did not enslave England's Anglo-Saxon population, but were in fact their liberators.
Read 'Breaking the Bonds', Marc's article on the subject, in the March issue of History Today, which is out now.The Uncatchable Lizard
February 12, 2013 01:30 AM PST
In this episode, Dan Whitaker discusses the life of Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, considered one of Germany's great war heroes for his guerrilla campaign during the First World War.Christians and Muslims: Best of Enemies
February 01, 2013 06:06 AM PST
Jonathan Harris examines the relationship between the Byzantine Empire and the Muslim Abbasid caliphate, and discovers that, in spite of being at war for nearly three centuries, they shared several common bonds.The Real Life of Captain Kidd
January 15, 2013 02:06 AM PST
In this episode, Tom Wareham discusses the life of the legendary pirate, and reveals that Kidd is a very different character from the one normally portrayed.The Puzzle of Proto-Elamite
January 03, 2013 01:51 AM PST
In this episode, Mark Ronan discusses new efforts to decode the world's oldest undeciphered language.The Russian Mrs Beeton
December 03, 2012 01:03 AM PST
In this episode, Helen Szamuely discusses the life and work of Yelena Molokhovets, a Russian housewife whose household manual, first published in 1861, had a significant impact on culinary and domestic habits in the decades leading up to the Bolshevik Revolution.Punishment in the First World War
November 09, 2012 01:19 AM PST
In this episode, Clive Emsley discusses Field Punishment No.1, a 'Hun-like torture' used by the British army against its own soldiers in the Great War.The American Nuclear Family
October 31, 2012 06:18 AM PDT
In this episode, Tim Stanley discusses how sitcoms have reflected the changing nature of American family values.A Mystery in the Bayeux Tapestry
October 04, 2012 02:28 AM PDT
The Bayeux Tapestry is among the most celebrated medieval objects, yet it still retains its mysteries. J.L. Laynesmith discusses one of the most intriguing of them.How Big and How Bad was the British Empire?
September 25, 2012 01:53 AM PDT
In this episode, Bernard Porter discusses the British Empire, and finds that Britain's imperial reach was neither as great as once thought nor as pernicious as some historians argue.
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