History Extra podcast

History Extra podcast

Por BBC
En BBC World Service

Who was Britain’s Greatest Prime Minister? Robert Walpole

In the first episode of our new series profiling the prime ministers that experts believe...

Añadir a ... 

Barbarossa: Hitler’s greatest gamble

As we approach the 80th anniversary of Nazi Germany’s fateful invasion of the Soviet Union...

Añadir a ... 

The Suez Crisis: everything you wanted to know

The Suez Crisis – sparked by an ill-fated Anglo-French-Israeli invasion of Egypt in 1956...

Añadir a ... 

Traitor or triple agent? The WW2 spy Mathilde Carré

Author Roland Philipps talks about his latest book, Victoire: A Wartime Story of Resistance,...

Añadir a ... 

Leonardo da Vinci’s private life

Historian Catherine Fletcher discusses what is known about the private life and relationships of...

Añadir a ... 

The bigamy trial that scandalised Georgian England

Historian and author Catherine Ostler relates the tale of Elizabeth Chudleigh, a glamorous...

Añadir a ... 

Unravelling the Bayeux Tapestry ep5: What now?

In the final episode of the series, our panel considers the afterlife of the Tapestry, debating...

Añadir a ... 

Dan Jones on 1,000 years of British history

To mark HistoryExtra’s 1,000th episode, Dan Jones takes us on a whistlestop tour...

Añadir a ... 

The Maya: everything you wanted to know

Professor Matthew Restall tackles listener questions and popular search queries about the central...

Añadir a ... 

Women prisoners in 19th-century Ireland

Elaine Farrell shares the stories of incarcerated Irish women, from daily routines inside a...

Añadir a ... 

Stalin: the real victor of WW2

Sean McMeekin discusses his revisionist new history of the Second World War, which places Josef...

Añadir a ... 

Sending the first man into space

In 1961 cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man to journey into space. Stephen Walker delves...

Añadir a ... 

Unravelling the Bayeux Tapestry ep4: What’s missing?

Although the story it depicts may have gone down in history, the Tapestry’s coverage of the...

Añadir a ... 

The feminist who waged war on smallpox

Jo Willett tells the story of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, who pioneered smallpox inoculation...

Añadir a ... 

The Great Fire of London: everything you wanted to know

How much damage did the Great Fire of London cause? How long did it take to put out? And did it...

Añadir a ... 

Cleopatra: unpicking myth from reality

The ancient Egyptian queen Cleopatra VII is one of the most famous women in history, but how many...

Añadir a ... 

Traffickers on trial: the sensational case of Lydia Harvey

In 1910, a sixteen-year-old girl named Lydia Harvey walked onto a steamship, sailed away from New...

Añadir a ... 

Bog bodies: what can they teach us?

Dr Melanie Giles unravels some of the mysteries around amazingly preserved human remains found in...

Añadir a ... 

Unravelling the Bayeux Tapestry ep3: What story does the Tapestry tell?

In recounting the Norman invasion of 1066, the Bayeux Tapestry tells a story that we’re all...

Añadir a ... 

500 years of women’s self-portraits

Jennifer Higgie charts the story of women’s self-portraits over the last 500 years of...

Añadir a ...