History Extra podcastAuthor: Immediate Media
22 Feb 2019

History Extra podcast

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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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    Medieval warrior queen

    Historian Catherine Hanley tells the story of Empress Matilda, the daughter of Henry I whose battle with Stephen for the English throne in the 12th century became known as ‘the anarchy’.


  • Posted on 21 Feb 2019

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    A global history of philosophy

    Philosopher and author Julian Baggini speaks about his new book, How the World Thinks, in conversation with the historian Justin Champion.


  • Posted on 18 Feb 2019

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    Love in Georgian times

    For our Valentine’s Day episode, historian Sally Holloway explores the nature of courtship, love and marriage in 18th-century Britain, highlighting the similarities and differences to the modern day


  • Posted on 14 Feb 2019

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    Eric Hobsbawm: history and politics

    Professor Richard J Evans discusses his new biography of Eric Hobsbawm, the influential 20th-century historian who was famously – and sometimes controversially – a committed Marxist throughout his career


  • Posted on 11 Feb 2019

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    The story of modern Japan

    Dr Christopher Harding explores Japan’s dramatic history over the past 150 years, considering its relationship with the west and the cultural impact of its rapid modernisation


  • Posted on 07 Feb 2019

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