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 Apr 14, 2024

Simon Nuttall
 Apr 4, 2024
I've listened to this for years, never disappoints. if you like history, highly recomended


 Mar 31, 2024

rey zaldy serna
 Jan 29, 2024
i followed all its presentors in X!

Balmusico
 Oct 27, 2021
Always interesting

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The History Extra podcast brings you gripping stories from the past and fascinating historical conversations with the world's leading historical experts.     Produced by the team behind BBC History Magazine, History Extra is a free history podcast, with episodes released six times a week. Subscribe now for the real stories behind your favourite films, TV shows and period dramas, as well as compelling insights into lesser-known aspects of the past.    We delve into global history stories spanning the ancient world right up to the modern day. You’ll hear deep dives into the lives of famous historical figures like Cleopatra, Anne Boleyn and Winston Churchill, and explorations of intriguing events from the past, such as the Salem witch trials, the battle of Waterloo and D-Day.    Expect fresh takes on history, helping you get to grips with the latest research, as we explore everything from ancient Roman archaeology and Viking mythology to Renaissance royals and Tudor kings and queens.    Our episodes touch on a wide range of historical eras – from the Normans and Saxons to the Stuarts, Victorians and the Regency period. We cover the most popular historical subjects, from the medieval world to the Second World War, but you’ll also hear conversations on lesser-known parts of our past, including black history and women’s history.    Looking at the history behind today’s headlines, we consider the forces that have shaped today’s world, from the imposing empires that dominated continents, to the revolutions that brought them crashing down. We also examine the impact of conflict across the centuries, from the crusades of the Middle Ages and the battles of the ancient Egyptians to World War One, World War Two and the Cold War.     Plus, we uncover the real history behind myths, legends and conspiracy theories, from  the medieval murder mystery of the Princes in the Tower, to the assassination of JFK.     Featuring interviews with notable historians including Mary Beard, Tracy Borman, James Holland and Dan Jones, we cover a range of social, political and military history, with the aim to start conversations about some of the most fascinating areas of the past.  Unlock full access to HistoryExtra.com for 6 months for just 99p https://www.historyextra.com/join/

Episode Date
Graffiti's golden age: radicalism & romance in the 18th century
Apr 21, 2024
Highwaymen: everything you wanted to know
Apr 20, 2024
An African perspective on the history of Africa
Apr 18, 2024
WW2's greatest battles | 1. Battle of Britain
Apr 17, 2024
WW2's greatest battles | Trailer
Apr 17, 2024
How Kissinger transformed the Cold War
Apr 16, 2024
Lord Byron: life of the week
Apr 15, 2024
Horrible Histories: 15 years of death, poo and talking rats
Apr 14, 2024
Medieval medicine: everything you wanted to know
Apr 13, 2024
Death & hubris in west Africa: how two British expeditions met with disaster
Apr 11, 2024
Conspiracy Revisited: The JFK assassination – Oswald’s second murder
Apr 10, 2024
Clotilda: the last slave ship to America
Apr 09, 2024
History behind the headlines: the Bengal famine
Apr 08, 2024
Spying in the Troubles: the murky world of double agents in Northern Ireland
Apr 07, 2024
Welsh mythology: everything you wanted to know
Apr 06, 2024
Tying the knot: 500 years of wedded bliss and marital misery
Apr 04, 2024
Conspiracy Revisited: The JFK assassination – 95 per cent certain?
Apr 03, 2024
The British empire's divisive legacy
Apr 02, 2024
Saladin: life of the week
Apr 01, 2024
Back in the USSR: the Soviet Sixties
Mar 31, 2024
Anglo-Saxon kingdoms: everything you wanted to know
Mar 31, 2024
Dinosaurs: a Victorian obsession
Mar 29, 2024
Tiger Tamer | 6. battling against Bovril
Mar 28, 2024
How was Elizabeth I shaped by her childhood?
Mar 27, 2024
Joan of Arc: life of the week
Mar 26, 2024
Leftovers: how our ancestors battled food waste
Mar 25, 2024
WW1's eastern front: everything you wanted to know
Mar 24, 2024
Eric 'Winkle' Brown: Britain's most extraordinary pilot
Mar 22, 2024
Tiger Tamer | 5. crazy about wheelbarrows
Mar 21, 2024
Will the real Jesus please stand up?
Mar 20, 2024
Mary Wollstonecraft: life of the week
Mar 19, 2024
An obscenity trial that shocked Victorian Britain
Mar 18, 2024
The Capetians: everything you wanted to know
Mar 17, 2024
Lothar II vs Theutberga: a marriage scandal that shook the ninth century
Mar 15, 2024
Tiger Tamer | 4. celebrity pedestrian
Mar 14, 2024
A political earthquake: Britain's first Labour government
Mar 13, 2024
James VI and I: life of the week
Mar 12, 2024
From Russia to Texas: the search for a Jewish homeland
Mar 11, 2024
British Redcoats: everything you wanted to know
Mar 10, 2024
The West's attempt to crush Bolshevik Russia
Mar 08, 2024
Tiger Tamer | 3. would you let a tiger lick your face?
Mar 07, 2024
Mary & George: the real history behind the new drama
Mar 06, 2024
History Behind the Headlines: ageing politicians & new names for the London Overground
Mar 05, 2024
The man who ran Auschwitz: the real story of The Zone of Interest
Mar 04, 2024
Alcatraz: everything you wanted to know
Mar 03, 2024
Plague, leprosy & murder: unlocking the secrets of medieval bones
Mar 01, 2024
Tiger Tamer | 2. sail, steam & stormy seas
Feb 29, 2024
The EU: from Maastricht to Brexit
Feb 28, 2024
Rudyard Kipling: life of the week
Feb 27, 2024
Winthrop Bell: a Canadian spy who predicted Nazi horrors
Feb 26, 2024
Arts & Crafts movement: everything you wanted to know
Feb 25, 2024
Stonewall: the 1969 fight for gay rights
Feb 24, 2024
The Chinese migrants chasing an American dream
Feb 23, 2024
The Tiger Tamer who went to sea | Trailer
Feb 22, 2024
Tiger Tamer | 1. “the life of a dozen men”
Feb 22, 2024
The Britons who rebuilt postwar Germany
Feb 21, 2024
Christopher Columbus: life of the week
Feb 20, 2024
Slavic Myths: vampires werewolves – and cabbages
Feb 19, 2024
The Roman army: everything you wanted to know
Feb 18, 2024
Chanel: glamour and controversy on the Riviera
Feb 17, 2024
Victorian death rituals
Feb 16, 2024
Conspiracy | 5. Legends of the Knights Templar
Feb 15, 2024
Happily ever after? Love and marriage in Austen's era
Feb 14, 2024
History Behind the Headlines: the Post Office, US elections and Alexander the Great
Feb 13, 2024
Drag: a British history
Feb 12, 2024
Medieval Ireland: everything you wanted to know
Feb 11, 2024
Peking to Paris: the world’s first great motor race
Feb 09, 2024
Conspiracy | 4. The Protocols of the Elders of Zion
Feb 08, 2024
Love: a weird & wonderful history
Feb 07, 2024
Life of the week: the Duke of Wellington
Feb 06, 2024
Ploughman's for the people: a culinary history of Britain
Feb 05, 2024
Chivalry: everything you wanted to know
Feb 04, 2024
Alexandria: the first modern city
Feb 02, 2024
Conspiracy | 3. Who killed JFK?
Feb 01, 2024
Masters of the Air: the real history behind the new show.
Jan 31, 2024
Life of the week: Spartacus
Jan 30, 2024
The West's enduring fascination with Asia
Jan 29, 2024
Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: everything you wanted to know
Jan 28, 2024
Nicholas Winton: the 'British Schindler'
Jan 26, 2024
Conspiracy | 2. Was Pearl Harbor an inside job?
Jan 25, 2024
Ireland's tangled relationship with empire
Jan 24, 2024
Life of the Week: Harold Godwinson (Harold II)
Jan 23, 2024
Britain's long love affair with sport
Jan 22, 2024
The Silk Road: everything you wanted to know
Jan 21, 2024
The Renaissance: an explosion of creativity
Jan 19, 2024
Conspiracy | 1. Was Elizabeth I a man?
Jan 18, 2024
Conspiracy | Series 2 Trailer
Jan 18, 2024
From the Mongols to the Huns: the nomads who dominated Eurasia
Jan 17, 2024
Life of the Week: Frederick Douglass
Jan 16, 2024
The hidden history of women in intelligence
Jan 15, 2024
The Bloomsbury Group: everything you wanted to know
Jan 14, 2024
'Madness' and the supernatural
Jan 12, 2024
Boston Tea Party | 5. A complex legacy
Jan 11, 2024
Why were the Romantics obsessed with Mount Vesuvius?
Jan 10, 2024
Life of the Week: Stalin
Jan 09, 2024
James Longstreet: Confederate Judas
Jan 08, 2024
Medieval popes: everything you wanted to know
Jan 07, 2024
A history of song: from Schumann to Sting
Jan 05, 2024
Boston Tea Party | 4. The crackdown
Jan 04, 2024
Aztec warfare
Jan 03, 2024
History Behind the Headlines: Elections, ‘panda diplomacy’ and the word of the year
Jan 02, 2024
How spies shaped the modern world
Jan 01, 2024
The Habsburgs: everything you wanted to know
Dec 31, 2023
The medieval Welsh Marches: identity on the frontier
Dec 29, 2023
Boston Tea Party | 3. The destruction of the tea
Dec 28, 2023
Sherlock Holmes: the real history that inspired the detective stories
Dec 27, 2023
Life of the week: Queen Victoria
Dec 26, 2023
Merry Christmas from the HistoryExtra podcast
Dec 25, 2023
Druids: everything you wanted to know
Dec 24, 2023
Bannockburn: Robert the Bruce’s greatest victory
Dec 22, 2023
Boston Tea Party | 2. The Sons of Liberty
Dec 21, 2023
Amazing Grace: a story of salvation and slavery
Dec 20, 2023
Life of the week: Amelia Earhart
Dec 19, 2023
Nazi Germany: the myth of the innocent bystander
Dec 18, 2023
1970s Britain: everything you wanted to know
Dec 17, 2023
Caesar | 4. Honourable men
Dec 16, 2023
Caesar | 5. The dogs of war
Dec 16, 2023
Caesar | 1. Beware the Ides of March
Dec 16, 2023
Caesar | 6. The evil that men do
Dec 16, 2023
Caesar | 2. Was this ambition?
Dec 16, 2023
Caesar | 3. Master of his fate
Dec 16, 2023
Netflix's The Crown: history and storytelling
Dec 15, 2023
Boston Tea Party | 1. Tea and taxes
Dec 14, 2023
Boston Tea Party: Igniting a revolution | Trailer
Dec 14, 2023
Georgian grand houses: the forgotten women who built them
Dec 13, 2023
Life of the Week: Mansa Musa
Dec 12, 2023
Introducing Life of the Week
Dec 12, 2023
Caesar: Death of a Dictator | Trailer
Dec 11, 2023
Victoria's armpit and 'giant' bones: body parts that changed history
Dec 11, 2023
The American Gilded Age: everything you wanted to know
Dec 10, 2023
Books and war: from James Bond to leaflet bombing
Dec 08, 2023
Shakespeare: Past Master | 4. Hamlet
Dec 07, 2023
Medieval manners: social etiquette in the Middle Ages
Dec 06, 2023
Marshal Pétain: Vichy France in the dock
Dec 04, 2023
1950s Britain: everything you wanted to know
Dec 03, 2023
The dangerous road to the Bastille
Dec 01, 2023
Shakespeare: Past Master | 3. Julius Caesar
Nov 30, 2023
Du Fu: China's greatest poet
Nov 29, 2023
Cities that turbocharged art history
Nov 27, 2023
Astronomy history: everything you wanted to know
Nov 26, 2023
The dark side of Dickens
Nov 24, 2023
Thanksgiving: everything you wanted to know
Nov 23, 2023
Shakespeare: Past Master | 2. Romeo and Juliet
Nov 23, 2023
The dangers of medieval travel
Nov 22, 2023
The Princes in the Tower: has the mystery been solved?
Nov 20, 2023
The Pre-Raphaelites: everything you wanted to know
Nov 19, 2023
Resistance in the Second World War
Nov 17, 2023
Shakespeare Trailer
Nov 16, 2023
Shakespeare: Past Master | 1. Henry V
Nov 16, 2023
George Orwell’s forgotten wife
Nov 15, 2023
Magic books: a global history
Nov 13, 2023
Norse myths: everything you wanted to know
Nov 12, 2023
Medieval Stalingrad: The siege of Calais
Nov 10, 2023
The First Crusade | 5. The end or the beginning?
Nov 09, 2023
The Munich Putsch: Hitler’s bungled revolution
Nov 08, 2023
Women’s history: from 1066 to Margaret Thatcher
Nov 06, 2023
Ancient Egyptian pyramids: everything you wanted to know
Nov 05, 2023
Scotland’s last witch
Nov 03, 2023
The First Crusade | 4. Besieged
Nov 02, 2023
Fighting racism in postwar Britain
Nov 01, 2023
Horror films: a chilling cultural history
Oct 30, 2023
The history of Jamaica: everything you wanted to know
Oct 28, 2023
Killers of the Flower Moon: The real history
Oct 26, 2023
The First Crusade | 3. Crossing into the unknown
Oct 25, 2023
Disease killers: the black nurses who conquered TB
Oct 24, 2023
Who moulded Winston Churchill?
Oct 22, 2023
The Second Barons’ War: everything you wanted to know
Oct 21, 2023
Renaissance eugenics
Oct 19, 2023
The First Crusade | 2. On the road
Oct 18, 2023
1960s Britain: smashing the status quo?
Oct 17, 2023
Life of the week Trailer
Oct 16, 2023
Disney at 100
Oct 15, 2023
Weimar Germany: everything you wanted to know
Oct 14, 2023
Slave traders: the men who built a brutal empire
Oct 12, 2023
The First Crusade | 1. The call to arms
Oct 11, 2023
The First Crusade Trailer
Oct 11, 2023
Re-examining women in the Roman empire
Oct 10, 2023
History Behind the Headlines Trailer
Oct 09, 2023
Is black history still being overlooked?
Oct 08, 2023
Cat history: everything you wanted to know
Oct 07, 2023
The Huxleys: how one family shaped our view of nature
Oct 05, 2023
Great Reputations: Gandhi
Oct 04, 2023
The Cultural Revolution: a Chinese catastrophe
Oct 03, 2023
The brutal WW2 battle for Italy
Oct 02, 2023
David Mitchell on a new history of England’s monarchy
Oct 01, 2023
Archaeology’s golden age: everything you wanted to know
Sep 30, 2023
One day in the British empire
Sep 28, 2023
Great Reputations: Emmeline Pankhurst
Sep 27, 2023
Radio Times: a century of British broadcasting
Sep 26, 2023
How to live like a Roman emperor
Sep 25, 2023
How has fear shaped history?
Sep 24, 2023
The Battle of Britain: everything you wanted to know
Sep 23, 2023
Rocket women: America’s first female astronauts
Sep 21, 2023
Great Reputations: Napoleon
Sep 20, 2023
Chaos & violence in country houses
Sep 19, 2023
The shoemaker who helped slaves escape the South
Sep 18, 2023
Scandals that shocked Georgian Britain
Sep 17, 2023
British parliament: everything you wanted to know
Sep 16, 2023
When poison pen letters caused chaos
Sep 14, 2023
Great Reputations: Cleopatra
Sep 13, 2023
Secrets of the Anglo-Saxon bone chests
Sep 12, 2023
Jane Austen’s passion for fashion
Sep 11, 2023
The brain behind the Dambusters raid
Sep 10, 2023
Spanish flu: everything you wanted to know
Sep 09, 2023
Women who shaped the Roman empire
Sep 07, 2023
Great Reputations: Oliver Cromwell
Sep 06, 2023
The secret club for radical New York women
Sep 05, 2023
Margaret Cavendish: scandalous 17th-century writer
Sep 04, 2023
The triumph of Joan of Arc
Sep 03, 2023
Rome v Carthage: everything you wanted to know
Sep 02, 2023
Tokyo’s devastating 1923 earthquake
Aug 31, 2023
US Civil Rights: legacy
Aug 30, 2023
On the trail of a Nazi war criminal
Aug 29, 2023
How did empire shape modern Britain?
Aug 28, 2023
Why did medieval Europe become Christian?
Aug 27, 2023
The Mongols: everything you wanted to know
Aug 26, 2023
The lost world of Dickens’ London
Aug 24, 2023
US Civil Rights: Malcolm X’s assassination
Aug 23, 2023
The miners’ strike: a view from the ground
Aug 22, 2023
California’s hidden history of slavery
Aug 21, 2023
Letters from medieval England
Aug 20, 2023
New Zealand: everything you wanted to know
Aug 19, 2023
Indian experiences in WW2
Aug 17, 2023
US Civil Rights: the 1964 Civil Rights Act
Aug 16, 2023
Learning disabilities: an overlooked history
Aug 15, 2023
Secrets of ancient Chinese tombs
Aug 14, 2023
How forgers helped rescue Holocaust victims
Aug 13, 2023
Ancient Egyptian religion: everything you wanted to know
Aug 12, 2023
Introducing HistoryExtra Long Reads
Aug 11, 2023
Did our ancestors really think the world was flat?
Aug 10, 2023
US Civil Rights: the March on Washington
Aug 09, 2023
Roger Mortimer: medieval rebel
Aug 08, 2023
Emotional revolution in postwar Britain
Aug 07, 2023
Rome vs Persia: an unwinnable fight
Aug 06, 2023
British seaside holidays: everything you wanted to know
Aug 05, 2023
Surviving Hitler and Stalin
Aug 03, 2023
US Civil Rights: the Montgomery bus boycott
Aug 02, 2023
Renaissance beauty regimes
Aug 01, 2023
AI: An ancient nightmare?
Jul 31, 2023
A jujitsu-trained suffragette bodyguard
Jul 30, 2023
The NHS: everything you wanted to know
Jul 29, 2023
Life in a WW2 tank regiment
Jul 27, 2023
US Civil Rights: Fighting for freedom
Jul 26, 2023
US Civil Rights: the lynching of Emmett Till
Jul 26, 2023
A ring of poisoners: Hungary’s most notorious murders
Jul 25, 2023
RAF Coastal Command: unsung heroes of WW2
Jul 24, 2023
UFO sightings: an otherworldly history
Jul 23, 2023
Dog history: everything you wanted to know
Jul 22, 2023
History's greatest cities | Season 2 Trailer
Jul 21, 2023
Oppenheimer: “destroyer of worlds”
Jul 20, 2023
How Barbie changed the world
Jul 19, 2023
Britain’s love affair with Edward VII
Jul 18, 2023
The WAAF: the many behind the few
Jul 17, 2023
Eastern Europe: a personal journey through the region’s past
Jul 16, 2023
Roman gods & goddesses: everything you wanted to know
Jul 15, 2023
Blindness: a cultural history
Jul 13, 2023
Big questions of the Crimean War: aftermath and legacy
Jul 12, 2023
Kate Mosse on pirate women & Huguenot refugees
Jul 11, 2023
How did medieval people tell the time?
Jul 10, 2023
Lost civilisations of the Mediterranean
Jul 09, 2023
1980s Britain: everything you wanted to know
Jul 08, 2023
Tom Holland on Rome’s golden age
Jul 06, 2023
Big questions of the Crimean War: into the Valley of Death
Jul 05, 2023
Why Britain fell in love with the NHS
Jul 04, 2023
From mysterious knitting needles to strange silhouettes: recreating historical clothing
Jul 03, 2023
Life on Britain’s WW1 home front
Jul 02, 2023
The Franco-Prussian war: everything you wanted to know
Jul 01, 2023
How the Age of Revolutions rocked the Royal Navy
Jun 29, 2023
Big questions of the Crimean War: the build up
Jun 28, 2023
The Georgian Bank of England: a day in the life
Jun 27, 2023
How germs shaped human history
Jun 26, 2023
Salon Kitty: sex & spying in Nazi Germany
Jun 25, 2023
The Luddites: everything you wanted to know
Jun 24, 2023
Women on the front line, from forgotten commanders to cross-dressing soldiers
Jun 22, 2023
Before Windrush: Britain’s long relationship with the Caribbean
Jun 21, 2023
Cornwall: a brief history
Jun 20, 2023
Franco’s Spain: paranoia, conspiracy & antisemitism
Jun 19, 2023
The myth and memory of Waterloo
Jun 18, 2023
Coffee history: everything you wanted to know
Jun 17, 2023
Caesar: Death of a Dictator Trailer
Jun 16, 2023
Economies in meltdown: lessons from past financial crashes
Jun 15, 2023
Living through the Troubles
Jun 14, 2023
What can we learn from the fall of Rome?
Jun 13, 2023
Anne Boleyn & Elizabeth I: the overlooked bonds between mother & daughter
Jun 12, 2023
Fight like a man? Masculinity in WW2
Jun 11, 2023
Penal transportation to Australia: everything you wanted to know
Jun 10, 2023
Pregnancy & childbirth in the 19th century
Jun 08, 2023
Historical echoes of the Ukraine war
Jun 07, 2023
Plato: the world’s greatest philosopher?
Jun 06, 2023
How women helped sustain the slave trade
Jun 05, 2023
The fall and rise of Henry III
Jun 04, 2023
The SAS in WW2: everything you wanted to know
Jun 03, 2023
Plot or paranoia? The Amboyna conspiracy trial
Jun 01, 2023
Messalina: sex, slander & scandal in imperial Rome
May 31, 2023
Amazing archaeological discoveries that trounce Indiana Jones
May 30, 2023
Living the life of luxury with the Persians & Greeks
May 29, 2023
Simon Schama on how inoculation changed the world
May 28, 2023
Mountaineering on Everest: everything you want to know
May 27, 2023
The History Extra podcast – tell us what you think
May 26, 2023
Is history too politicised?
May 25, 2023
Six wives | 6. Katherine Parr
May 24, 2023
Battling the British empire
May 23, 2023
William the Conqueror’s invasion plans
May 22, 2023
Did Black Death trigger the rise of Europe?
May 21, 2023
Chartism: everything you wanted to know
May 20, 2023
Three young queens: the unexpected bonds between Renaissance royals
May 18, 2023
Six wives | 5. Catherine Howard
May 17, 2023
Ramesses II: Egypt’s greatest pharaoh?
May 16, 2023
Tudor childhood: from dodging death to nursery rhymes
May 15, 2023
What can Richard I tell us about medieval masculinity?
May 14, 2023
Britain in the 1990s: everything you wanted to know
May 13, 2023
Everyday life in East Germany
May 11, 2023
Six wives | 4. Anne of Cleves
May 10, 2023
Why revolution engulfed 19th-century Europe
May 09, 2023
Keeping time: a watchmaker’s history
May 08, 2023
Native Americans: a new history
May 07, 2023
Goths: everything you wanted to know
May 06, 2023
How (and how not) to stage a coronation
May 04, 2023
Six wives | 3. Jane Seymour
May 03, 2023
Queen Charlotte: real history behind the new Bridgerton series
May 02, 2023
Pomp & power: royal ceremonies through the centuries
May 01, 2023
WW2 the big questions: final stages of the conflict
Apr 30, 2023
Westminster Abbey: everything you wanted to know
Apr 29, 2023
How the Bristol bus boycott changed Britain
Apr 27, 2023
Six wives | 2. Anne Boleyn
Apr 26, 2023
The Waco siege: an American tragedy
Apr 25, 2023
Shipwreck, scurvy & mutiny: the gruelling tale of HMS Wager
Apr 24, 2023
WW2 the big questions: the Holocaust
Apr 23, 2023
Crusader states: everything you wanted to know
Apr 22, 2023
How women were excluded from sport – and fought back
Apr 20, 2023
Six wives | 1. Catherine of Aragon
Apr 19, 2023
Æthelflæd: ‘Mother of the English’
Apr 18, 2023
Mindbending experiments: how drugs shaped modern science
Apr 17, 2023
WW2 the big questions: the ‘Big Three’
Apr 16, 2023
Russian tsars: everything you wanted to know
Apr 15, 2023
‘Black Douglas’: a not so dastardly bushranger?
Apr 13, 2023
The KGB’s secret war on the west
Apr 12, 2023
Century of chaos: people & power in the 1600s
Apr 11, 2023
What Norse poetry reveals about the Viking age
Apr 10, 2023
WW2 the big questions: the early years of the conflict
Apr 09, 2023
Life in the trenches: everything you wanted to know
Apr 08, 2023
Nuclear apocalypse in Britain
Apr 06, 2023
Wild urban spaces: a history
Apr 05, 2023
Boudica’s rebellion: a blood-soaked blow to the Roman empire
Apr 04, 2023
What did the Tudors wear?
Apr 03, 2023
WW2 the big questions: the build up
Apr 03, 2023
British castles: everything you wanted to know
Apr 01, 2023
The mindset behind the Holocaust
Mar 30, 2023
Grisly killings & mysterious motives: murder in early modern Britain
Mar 29, 2023
The man who almost discovered the double helix
Mar 28, 2023
Marriage, Middlemarch & male pseudonyms: George Eliot’s unconventional life
Mar 27, 2023
George VI’s Nazi dilemma
Mar 26, 2023
The Seven Years’ War: everything you wanted to know
Mar 26, 2023
Six Wives Trailer
Mar 25, 2023
Patriarchy’s long roots
Mar 24, 2023
Disciplining the “scum of the Earth”
Mar 23, 2023
Women & the crusades: patronage, propaganda & prayer
Mar 22, 2023
Science & religion: a story of war or harmony?
Mar 21, 2023
The North: from Bede to Lowry
Mar 20, 2023
Paganism: everything you wanted to know
Mar 19, 2023
Eat for victory: WW2’s “British Restaurants”
Mar 17, 2023
Madame Restell: the abortionist who shocked and fascinated 19th-century New York
Mar 16, 2023
Medieval manuscripts: an enduring obsession
Mar 15, 2023
Njinga: queen, warrior, diplomat
Mar 14, 2023
Sirens, succubi & sex symbols: a history of female monsters
Mar 13, 2023
Britain’s WW2 home front: everything you wanted to know
Mar 12, 2023
Treasure, heritage & returning artefacts
Mar 11, 2023
Satire & scandal: the printmakers who mocked Georgian society
Mar 10, 2023
Elizabethan witchcraft: a trial that divided a community
Mar 09, 2023
The Iraq War, 20 years on
Mar 08, 2023
Volcanoes & nuclear armageddon: humanity’s long relationship with nature
Mar 07, 2023
Meeting the Mughals: England’s disastrous first embassy to India
Mar 06, 2023
Medieval women: everything you wanted to know
Mar 05, 2023
History’s greatest cities: Prague Trailer
Mar 04, 2023
Adventure, betrayal & beetles: the quest for the source of the Nile
Mar 03, 2023
The Tudor who hiked North America
Mar 02, 2023
Dick Whittington: from medieval merchant to panto hero
Mar 01, 2023
Pirate flags & wedding gowns: a patchwork of a Victorian life
Feb 28, 2023
Oscar Wilde on trial
Feb 27, 2023
Medieval peasants: everything you wanted to know
Feb 26, 2023
History's greatest cities | Berlin
Feb 25, 2023
The book that transformed medieval England
Feb 24, 2023
Why the Middle Ages matter
Feb 23, 2023
The cult of Freud: science, sex & psychoanalysis
Feb 22, 2023
Breastfeeding: a cultural history
Feb 21, 2023
Heliogabalus: Rome’s scandalous emperor
Feb 20, 2023
Interwar Britain: everything you wanted to know
Feb 19, 2023
Which LGBTQ+ histories get told – and which get overlooked?
Feb 17, 2023
From the Middle Ages to #MeToo: Chaucer’s Wife of Bath
Feb 16, 2023
Astonishing Æthelstan: Michael Wood on the 10th-century king
Feb 15, 2023
Cleopatra’s triumphant daughter
Feb 14, 2023
Marie Antoinette in her own words
Feb 13, 2023
The Romantics: everything you wanted to know
Feb 12, 2023
Fearless female voices of the Spanish Civil War
Feb 10, 2023
Why did the Ottoman empire implode?
Feb 09, 2023
Was Shakespeare a snob?
Feb 08, 2023
Tudors in revolt: the Western Rising of 1549
Feb 07, 2023
Female spies who forged the CIA
Feb 06, 2023
Prehistoric cave art: everything you want to know
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Courage under fire: the story of a WW2 tank regiment
Oct 06, 2021
How Hindustan became India
Oct 05, 2021
The turbulent Stuart century
Oct 04, 2021
The Boer War: everything you wanted to know
Oct 03, 2021
My father the Nazi
Oct 02, 2021
Adventures of a Victorian actor
Oct 01, 2021
John of Gaunt: prince without a throne
Sep 29, 2021
Inside the prehistoric mind
Sep 28, 2021
How did the British royals survive WW1?
Sep 27, 2021
Medieval Wales: everything you wanted to know
Sep 26, 2021
A surprising history of the index
Sep 25, 2021
Why did medieval monks write histories?
Sep 24, 2021
India’s Suffragettes
Sep 22, 2021
Jihad and the British empire
Sep 21, 2021
Transplant surgery: an eye-opening history
Sep 20, 2021
The Paris Peace Conference: everything you wanted to know
Sep 19, 2021
World history in 100 moments
Sep 18, 2021
Extraordinary hoaxes of the 18th century
Sep 17, 2021
Maria Theresa: empress, warrior, matriarch
Sep 15, 2021
From Roman villas to Downton Abbey: Britain’s country houses
Sep 14, 2021
Hitler’s war on “degenerate art”
Sep 13, 2021
The Borgias: everything you wanted to know
Sep 12, 2021
Why the Tudors fell for courtly love
Sep 11, 2021
Wedgwood: the radical potter
Sep 10, 2021
Aboriginal Australians: a modern history
Sep 08, 2021
Decolonisation to Covid-19: history education today
Sep 07, 2021
Seances, skis and secrets: an extraordinary WWI escape
Sep 06, 2021
The Spanish Armada: everything you wanted to know
Sep 05, 2021
The Special Boat Service: WW2’s silent heroes
Sep 04, 2021
The surprisingly modern Middle Ages
Sep 03, 2021
Why do things change?
Sep 01, 2021
History in 2021, with Helen Carr and Suzannah Lipscomb
Aug 31, 2021
How Walter Scott’s stories shaped Scotland
Aug 30, 2021
Food history: everything you wanted to know
Aug 29, 2021
The rise of the Paralympics
Aug 28, 2021
Behind the scenes of The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family
Aug 27, 2021
What’s next for period drama?
Aug 25, 2021
Vikings and Franks
Aug 23, 2021
The forgotten matriarch of the Wars of the Roses
Aug 23, 2021
British police history: everything you wanted to know
Aug 22, 2021
The Windsors in exile
Aug 21, 2021
Working-class girlhood in 1930s Bolton
Aug 20, 2021
Censorship: waging war on free speech
Aug 18, 2021
The history hidden in British heritage sites
Aug 17, 2021
Monarchs, fascists & communists: Romania’s modern history
Aug 16, 2021
Early Medieval Britain: everything you wanted to know
Aug 15, 2021
Bewitched cars & mail-order charms: witchcraft in modern France
Aug 14, 2021
Witnesses to the Berlin Wall
Aug 13, 2021
Robespierre’s brutal downfall
Aug 11, 2021
How should we teach the slave trade?
Aug 10, 2021
Building utopia after WW1
Aug 09, 2021
The Ottoman empire: everything you wanted to know
Aug 08, 2021
Portraits, power and royal wigs
Aug 07, 2021
Wartime Britain’s mixed-race babies
Aug 06, 2021
The transformation of India’s glamorous golden couple
Aug 04, 2021
Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, on historical fiction
Aug 03, 2021
Oliver Cromwell’s remarkable rise to power
Aug 02, 2021
Modern Welsh history: everything you wanted to know
Aug 01, 2021
George II: reassessing a much-forgotten monarch
Jul 31, 2021
A hard-fought history of trespass
Jul 30, 2021
Antwerp: city of innovation & intrigue
Jul 28, 2021
How the 1964 Tokyo Olympics redefined Japan
Jul 27, 2021
Australian bushrangers: folk heroes or common criminals?
Jul 26, 2021
Olympic history: everything you wanted to know
Jul 25, 2021
Why were the Georgians fixated with fatness?
Jul 24, 2021
How assassinations have changed history
Jul 23, 2021
The slave trade: a family history
Jul 21, 2021
The piano: a musical history
Jul 20, 2021
Should they stand or fall? The great statue debate
Jul 19, 2021
The church in medieval England: everything you wanted to know
Jul 18, 2021
Madness & misery in Antarctica
Jul 17, 2021
The battle over the Benin Bronzes
Jul 16, 2021
Britain & France: enemies or economic partners?
Jul 14, 2021
Watergate in 100 days: how President Nixon fell
Jul 13, 2021
Contraception, consent & erotic connection: sex through history
Jul 12, 2021
The Highland Clearances: everything you wanted to know
Jul 11, 2021
Running to escape the horrors of war
Jul 10, 2021
The glamour & danger of Cairo’s 1920s nightlife scene
Jul 09, 2021
The Viking Great Army: the latest discoveries
Jul 07, 2021
Glee-man, high-deedy & bendsome: a language to save England
Jul 06, 2021
Healthcare before the NHS
Jul 05, 2021
The Medici: everything you wanted to know
Jul 04, 2021
From hysteria to wandering wombs: women and medicine through history
Jul 03, 2021
Hogarth: the chronicler of the 18th century
Jul 02, 2021
Digging into the Klondike gold rush
Jun 30, 2021
The Cold War battle for Berlin
Jun 29, 2021
The history and mystery of UFOs
Jun 28, 2021
Canadian history: everything you wanted to know
Jun 27, 2021
Forgotten heroes: Japanese Americans in World War Two
Jun 26, 2021
The trials of Ethel Rosenberg
Jun 25, 2021
Socialite, countess, WW2 spy: Aline Griffith
Jun 23, 2021
Murder: a legal history
Jun 22, 2021
The merits of meritocracy
Jun 21, 2021
The Enlightenment: everything you wanted to know
Jun 20, 2021
African Europeans
Jun 19, 2021
Women secret agents in Nazi-occupied France
Jun 18, 2021
Introducing: HistoryExtra Plus
Jun 17, 2021
Censorship, contradiction & controversy: a decade in the life of DH Lawrence
Jun 16, 2021
Who was Britain’s greatest prime minister? Secrets of being a successful leader
Jun 15, 2021
Unearthing Britain’s prehistoric secrets
Jun 14, 2021
The Titanic: everything you wanted to know
Jun 13, 2021
What can we learn from past catastrophes?
Jun 12, 2021
Women reporters of WW2
Jun 11, 2021
Knights, dragons and beasts: the strange world of medieval romances
Jun 09, 2021
Who was Britain’s greatest prime minister? Margaret Thatcher
Jun 08, 2021
Wolfson History Prize 2021 special
Jun 07, 2021
Everything you wanted to know: British prisons
Jun 06, 2021
Ravenna: from Roman powerhouse to artistic hub
Jun 05, 2021
Britain’s secret Jewish commandos
Jun 04, 2021
William Blake: “artist or genius, or mystic, or madman”
Jun 02, 2021
Who was Britain’s greatest prime minister? Lord Salisbury
Jun 01, 2021
The curious tale of an Anglo-Saxon giant
May 31, 2021
The golden age of piracy: everything you wanted to know
May 30, 2021
Why are we living longer than our ancestors?
May 29, 2021
Painting the Tudors: Hans Holbein the Younger
May 28, 2021
Bretons, Britons, Celts & King Arthur
May 26, 2021
Who was Britain’s greatest prime minister? Winston Churchill
May 25, 2021
What the Stasi did next
May 24, 2021
The Anarchy: everything you wanted to know
May 23, 2021
Busting myths about the Anglo-Saxons
May 22, 2021
Napoleon the art thief
May 20, 2021
Marcus Aurelius: thinker or fighter?
May 19, 2021
Who was Britain’s greatest prime minister? Pitt the Younger
May 18, 2021
The rise and fall of Britain’s motor city
May 17, 2021
Samurai: everything you wanted to know
May 16, 2021
The quest to find Alexander’s lost city
May 15, 2021
Katharine Parr: secrets of a Tudor survivor
May 14, 2021
Blackface: a brief history
May 12, 2021
Who was Britain’s greatest prime minister? Harold Wilson
May 11, 2021
Madness, property and power: the strange case of Mary Davies
May 10, 2021
The Vietnam War: everything you wanted to know
May 09, 2021
Medieval Ethiopia’s diplomatic missions
May 08, 2021
Uncovering the truth about WW2’s Katyn massacre
May 06, 2021
The changing shape of slimming clubs
May 05, 2021
Who was Britain’s Greatest Prime Minister? Clement Attlee
May 04, 2021
How close to nuclear war did the Cuban Missile Crisis get?
May 03, 2021
Prohibition: everything you wanted to know
May 02, 2021
The Danelaw: a Viking kingdom in England?
May 01, 2021
Britain’s great postwar party
Apr 30, 2021
The Peasants’ Revolt: who were the rebels of 1381?
Apr 28, 2021
Who was Britain’s greatest prime minister? Stanley Baldwin
Apr 27, 2021
Women fighters of the Jewish resistance
Apr 26, 2021
Life in the workhouse: everything you wanted to know
Apr 25, 2021
How constitutions changed the world
Apr 24, 2021
The pretenders who threatened Henry VII’s crown
Apr 23, 2021
Why are we fascinated by ‘evil women’?
Apr 21, 2021
Who was Britain’s Greatest Prime Minister? Robert Walpole
Apr 20, 2021
Barbarossa: Hitler’s greatest gamble
Apr 19, 2021
The Suez Crisis: everything you wanted to know
Apr 18, 2021
Traitor or triple agent? The WW2 spy Mathilde Carré
Apr 17, 2021
Leonardo da Vinci’s private life
Apr 16, 2021
The bigamy trial that scandalised Georgian England
Apr 14, 2021
Unravelling the Bayeux Tapestry ep5: What now?
Apr 13, 2021
Dan Jones on 1,000 years of British history
Apr 12, 2021
The Maya: everything you wanted to know
Apr 11, 2021
Women prisoners in 19th-century Ireland
Apr 10, 2021
Stalin: the real victor of WW2
Apr 09, 2021
Sending the first man into space
Apr 07, 2021
Unravelling the Bayeux Tapestry ep4: What’s missing?
Apr 06, 2021
The feminist who waged war on smallpox
Apr 05, 2021
The Great Fire of London: everything you wanted to know
Apr 04, 2021
Cleopatra: unpicking myth from reality
Apr 03, 2021
Traffickers on trial: the sensational case of Lydia Harvey
Apr 02, 2021
Bog bodies: what can they teach us?
Mar 31, 2021
Unravelling the Bayeux Tapestry ep3: What story does the Tapestry tell?
Mar 30, 2021
500 years of women’s self-portraits
Mar 29, 2021
The Byzantine empire: everything you wanted to know
Mar 28, 2021
Ammonite & the real fossil hunter Mary Anning
Mar 27, 2021
Tales of Irish emigration
Mar 26, 2021
The mystery of the vanishing lighthouse keepers
Mar 24, 2021
Unravelling the Bayeux Tapestry ep2: How was the Tapestry created?
Mar 23, 2021
Hate mail & mutilated horses: Conan Doyle investigates
Mar 22, 2021
The Elizabethans: everything you wanted to know
Mar 21, 2021
What happened to the Franklin Expedition? The real mystery behind The Terror
Mar 20, 2021
Cellini: the “supreme scoundrel of the Renaissance”
Mar 19, 2021
How our hunger for land shaped history
Mar 17, 2021
Unravelling the Bayeux Tapestry Ep1: When, where and why was the Tapestry made?
Mar 16, 2021
The Clifford’s Tower massacre & medieval anti-Semitism
Mar 15, 2021
The Thirty Years’ War: everything you wanted to know
Mar 14, 2021
Rebels, hostages and diplomats: royal women of the crusader states
Mar 13, 2021
To beard or not to beard? Facial hair through history
Mar 12, 2021
The western front: a cauldron of innovation
Mar 10, 2021
Assassinations: from the ancient world to JFK
Mar 09, 2021
The big questions of women’s history
Mar 08, 2021
The Cold War: everything you wanted to know
Mar 07, 2021
Voices of China
Mar 06, 2021
BONUS EPISODE: Game of Thrones’ medieval roots
Mar 05, 2021
Why treason was so unforgivable in the Middle Ages
Mar 04, 2021
Formidable dynasties of the Italian Renaissance
Mar 03, 2021
Vikings in North America
Mar 02, 2021
Shipwrecked in the Arctic: a 16th-century survival story
Mar 01, 2021
The Roman emperors: everything you wanted to know
Feb 28, 2021
Adventure and archaeology in the golden age of Egyptology
Feb 27, 2021
Crafting historical weapons for Wolf Hall and The Witcher
Feb 26, 2021
Nefertiti: wife, mother, pharaoh
Feb 25, 2021
The women who fought back against Hollywood
Feb 24, 2021
Rivalries and romances: couples that shook up history
Feb 23, 2021
The Vikings’ global connections
Feb 22, 2021
The space race: everything you wanted to know
Feb 21, 2021
Sathnam Sanghera on how modern Britain is shaped by empire
Feb 20, 2021
The big questions of LGBTQ history
Feb 19, 2021
Chaos & communism: China’s 1949 revolution
Feb 18, 2021
Elizabeth Barrett Browning: poet, activist, trailblazer, runaway
Feb 17, 2021
Is “Blitz Spirit” a myth?
Feb 16, 2021
Fatal accidents and violent injuries in the Middle Ages
Feb 15, 2021
The Dissolution: everything you wanted to know
Feb 14, 2021
The forgotten mothers of civil rights leaders
Feb 13, 2021
Sex, romance and rights: women's lives since 1950
Feb 12, 2021
Victorian pet cemeteries: animals in the afterlife
Feb 11, 2021
How slavery fuelled the British empire
Feb 10, 2021
17th-century London: a city shaped by catastrophe
Feb 09, 2021
Medieval forgeries
Feb 08, 2021
Daily life in ancient Egypt: everything you wanted to know
Feb 07, 2021
Novelist Kate Mosse on The City of Tears
Feb 06, 2021
The Dark Ages: a ‘black hole’ in Britain’s history
Feb 05, 2021
1962: London’s big freeze
Feb 04, 2021
Edward I’s letters
Feb 03, 2021
Cary Grant: from humble beginnings to Hollywood icon
Feb 02, 2021
Blitz spirit or broken morale?
Feb 01, 2021
The Black Death: everything you wanted to know
Jan 31, 2021
Why do we fight wars?
Jan 30, 2021
A guide to the Norse gods
Jan 29, 2021
The hunt for Caesar’s killers
Jan 28, 2021
Werewolves of the ancient world
Jan 27, 2021
Rich vs poor in Regency Britain
Jan 26, 2021
Spectacular discoveries at Sutton Hoo
Jan 25, 2021
The Persian empire: everything you wanted to know
Jan 24, 2021
The shipwreck that sank a royal dynasty
Jan 23, 2021
The NHS: a brief history
Jan 22, 2021
Rebuilding Europe after WW2
Jan 21, 2021
How oceans shaped human civilisation
Jan 20, 2021
Searching for freedom after the Holocaust
Jan 19, 2021
The race for vaccines: lessons from history
Jan 18, 2021
Britain’s Swinging Sixties: everything you wanted to know
Jan 17, 2021
MI9’s secret escape missions
Jan 16, 2021
Hitler and Stalin: tyrants at war
Jan 15, 2021
How historians helped build the British empire
Jan 14, 2021
When British pop invaded America
Jan 13, 2021
The collapse of the Third Reich
Jan 12, 2021
Domesday Book: medieval big data
Jan 11, 2021
The Renaissance: everything you wanted to know
Jan 10, 2021
The decline and death of Henry VIII
Jan 09, 2021
Was the 1990s a golden age for British South Asians?
Jan 08, 2021
Editor’s pick: Ian Kershaw on postwar Europe
Jan 07, 2021
Brexit’s long historical roots
Jan 06, 2021
Editor’s pick: Lenin’s revolutionary train journey
Jan 05, 2021
The battle for Sicily, 1943
Jan 04, 2021
The Industrial Revolution: everything you wanted to know
Jan 03, 2021
German Jews in WW1
Jan 02, 2021
Bizarre books and macabre manuscripts
Jan 01, 2021
Bonnie Prince Charlie: hero or coward?
Dec 31, 2020
Editor’s pick: covert Catholicism in Elizabethan England
Dec 30, 2020
Thomas Becket: from murder to martyrdom
Dec 29, 2020
Bridgerton: ripping up the rulebook on Regency romance