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Apartheid: everything you wanted to know

Wayne Dooling answers listener questions on South Africa?s Apartheid regime. Speaking to Ellie Cawthorne, he covers subjects including the policy?s origins, the everyday experience of racial segregation, internal and international resistance, and the regime?s legacy on the country today. 

 

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2021-10-17
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Berbice: a slave rebellion that nearly succeeded

Historian Marjoleine Kars tells Elinor Evans about a little-known 1763 rebellion by enslaved people in Berbice, in present-day Guyana. Chronicled in her Cundill prize-shortlisted book Blood on the River, it was an event that revises our understanding of the actions of enslaved people at the dawn of the Age of Revolution.

(Ad) Marjoleine Kars is the author of Blood on the River: A Chronicle of Mutiny and Freedom on the Wild Coast (The New Press, 2020). Buy it now from Waterstones:

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2021-10-16
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Trial by combat: the real history behind The Last Duel

Hannah Skoda delves into the bloody and brutal spectacle of trial by combat in the Middle Ages 

To coincide with the release of new film The Last Duel, Hannah Skoda explores the bloody and brutal spectacle of trial by combat in the Middle Ages. Speaking to Ellie Cawthorne, she reveals how judicial violence was used to settle legal disputes, and recounts some of the most dramatic real cases. 

 

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2021-10-15
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Liberty and racism: an interconnected history

Tyler Stovall speaks to Ellie Cawthorne about his Cundill prize-shortlisted book White Freedom, which explores how European and American ideas about ?liberty? and ?freedom? have been underpinned by racism since the Enlightenment.

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2021-10-13
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George III: the tyrant who lost America?

Andrew Roberts discusses his landmark new biography of King George III and takes on some of the myths that have surrounded the monarch

Historian Andrew Roberts discusses his landmark new biography of King George III with Rob Attar. He takes on some of the myths that have surrounded the king, such as: Was he really a tyrant? Was his ?madness? caused by porphyria? And how responsible was he for the loss of the American colonies?

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2021-10-12
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At home with the Mongols

?The Horde? was an empire like no other, ruled by Nomadic Mongol Khans for three centuries. But how was the Mongol empire governed, and what was everyday life like within it? Marie Favereau speaks to David Musgrove about her Cundill prize-shortlisted book on the subject.

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2021-10-11
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Pompeii: everything you wanted to know

Archaeologist Sophie Hay responds to listener questions and popular search queries about the city that was destroyed by a volcanic eruption in AD 79 and has gone on to become one of our best sources of information about everyday Roman life. 

 

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2021-10-10
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Unexpected Edwardians

Nick Baker and John Woolf, writers of Stephen Fry?s Edwardian Secrets, discuss some lesser-known aspects of the Edwardian age

The Edwardians were not just about the afternoon tea and croquet on the lawn. Behind the Downton Abbey image of the age lies a much murkier reality. Nick Baker and John Woolf, writers of the new Audible series Stephen Fry?s Edwardian Secrets, discuss some of the lesser-known aspects of the era.

 

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2021-10-09
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Plagues of our past

From when our ancestors first mastered fire to the rise of modern cities, humanity?s progress has been accompanied by a revolving door of parasites, bacteria and viruses, wreaking havoc on our health. Kyle Harper, author of Plagues Upon the Earth, discusses the sprawling history of infectious disease.  

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2021-10-08
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Courage under fire: the story of a WW2 tank regiment

Military historian, author and broadcaster James Holland tells the story of the Sherwood Rangers, a British tank regiment which was in the thick of the action from the Allied assault on Normandy on D-Day until the final defeat of Nazi Germany.

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2021-10-06
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How Hindustan became India

Manan Ahmed Asif discusses his book The Loss of Hindustan, the Invention of India, which has just been shortlisted for the Cundill History Prize

Historian Manan Ahmed Asif discusses his recent book The Loss of Hindustan, the Invention of India, which has just been shortlisted for the Cundill History Prize. He explores the historical concept of Hindustan and reveals how, through the colonial era, it came to be replaced with the modern idea of India.

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2021-10-05
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The turbulent Stuart century

Dr Clare Jackson discusses her new book Devil-Land, which examines the insecurities and anxieties that plagued England between 1588 and 1688, from fears of a foreign invasion to paranoia over Catholic plots. 

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2021-10-04
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The Boer War: everything you wanted to know

Saul Dubow responds to listener questions on Victorian Britain?s bitter conflict with two southern African republics 

 

What triggered the Boer War? Why did it take Britain so long to bring its enormous resources to bear? And how did the war puncture the people of Britain?s confidence in the power of their armed forces? Professor Saul Dubow answers your questions on the bitter imperial conflict.

 

 

 

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2021-10-03
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My father the Nazi

As governor-general of Nazi-occupied Poland, Hans Frank bore heavy responsibility for the abuse and murder of hundreds of thousands of Poles and millions of Polish Jews. His son, Niklas Frank, recounts his father?s role in the Nazi regime and explains why he?s made it his mission to ensure that his father?s murderous legacy is never forgotten.

 

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2021-10-02
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Adventures of a Victorian actor

Helen Batten shares stories from her new biography of Victorian singer, stage performer and entrepreneur Emily Soldene, from a career in London?s rowdy music halls to adventures abroad and the bright lights of 19th-century Broadway.

 

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2021-10-01
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John of Gaunt: prince without a throne

John of Gaunt rose to become one of the most powerful figures of his age, yet was ultimately unable to secure a crown for himself. Historian, author and podcaster Helen Carr charts the eventful life of the 14th-century prince.

 

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2021-09-29
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Inside the prehistoric mind

How did prehistoric people in Britain view and understand the world around them? What did they smell, hear and see? Francis Pryor, one of Britain?s leading archaeologists and the author of Scenes from Prehistoric Life, delves into the sensory world of our prehistoric ancestors.

 

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2021-09-28
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How did the British royals survive WW1?

While many European royals faced abdications and revolutions during the First World War, the British monarchy not only survived the conflict, but was strengthened by it. Historian Heather Jones discusses her new book, For King and Country, which explores the royal family?s role during the war.

 

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2021-09-27
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Medieval Wales: everything you wanted to know

Matthew Stevens tackles listener questions on the history of the Welsh regions during the Middle Ages

 

Matthew Stevens tackles listener questions and popular search queries on the history of Wales and the Welsh regions during the Middle Ages, from the Norman invasion and Edward I?s conquest to the Welsh roots of the Tudor dynasty.

 

 

 

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2021-09-26
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A surprising history of the index

The index, the bit at the back of a book you mostly only turn to for reference, has a bit of a dowdy reputation ? and it?s an unfair one. Dennis Duncan discusses the index?s surprising history ? one that has saved heretics from the stake, kept politicians from office and proved a battleground for snarky academic rivalries. 

 

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2021-09-25
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Why did medieval monks write histories?

Why did medieval monks and abbots write histories, and what does it tell us about the role of monasticism in the Middle Ages? Medievalist Dr Benjamin Pohl of the University of Bristol tells us more.

 

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2021-09-24
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India?s Suffragettes

Between 1917 and 1947, a group of Indian women fought for their right to vote. Sumita Mukherjee discusses their campaign, and reveals how Suffragettes were connected both to India?s wider struggle for independence, and women?s suffrage movements across the world.

 

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2021-09-22
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Jihad and the British empire

Neil Faulkner reveals how the Anglo-Arab Wars of 1870-1920 helped give rise to the first modern jihad

 

Neil Faulkner, author of Empire and Jihad, describes how Britain?s entanglements in the Middle East and north Africa in the decades leading up to the First World War helped trigger a radical Islamic insurgency.

 

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2021-09-21
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Transplant surgery: an eye-opening history

From transfusions of lambs? blood to tooth replacements, Paul Craddock chronicles the strange history of transplant surgery

 

From lambs? blood transfused into human veins, to tooth replacements and new noses crafted from forearm skin, Paul Craddock ? author of new book Spare Parts ? chronicles the strange history of transplant surgery.

 

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2021-09-20
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The Paris Peace Conference: everything you wanted to know

Professor David Stevenson answers listener questions on the 1919-20 conference that sought to resolve the aftermath of the First World War

 

In the latest episode in our series on history?s biggest topics, Professor David Stevenson explores the 1919?20 conference that sought to resolve the aftermath of the First World War, and whose legacy has been fiercely debated ever since. Was the resulting Treaty of Versailles too harsh on Germany? Did the peacemakers create lasting problems in the Middle East? And what effect did the Spanish Flu have on proceedings? 

 

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2021-09-19
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World history in 100 moments

Archaeologist and television presenter Neil Oliver discusses his new book, The Story of the World in 100 Moments, which explores the whole of human history through just 100 milestone events.

 

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2021-09-18
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Extraordinary hoaxes of the 18th century

Ian Keable describes some of the most audacious, bizarre and inventive pranks that fooled Georgian Britain 

 

From a woman who seemingly gave birth to rabbits to a man who claimed he could climb inside a wine bottle, Ian Keable ? author of The Century of Deception ? describes some of the most audacious, bizarre and inventive pranks that fooled Georgian Britain.

 

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2021-09-17
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Maria Theresa: empress, warrior, matriarch

Nancy Goldstone discusses the 18th-century family saga of Habsburg empress Maria Theresa, and her equally formidable daughters 

 

Nancy Goldstone discusses the 18th-century family saga of Habsburg Empress Maria Theresa and her equally formidable daughters (including Marie Antoinette) who married into royal houses around Europe.

 

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2021-09-15
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From Roman villas to Downton Abbey: Britain?s country houses

Clive Aslet, author of The Story of the Country House: A History of Places and People, reveals how Britain?s attitude to its stately piles has reflected the nation?s evolving political and economic landscape over the past 2,000 years.

 

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2021-09-14
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Hitler?s war on ?degenerate art?

Journalist and author Charlie English shares the story of a remarkable collection of artworks by psychiatric patients in Weimar Germany and also explores the devastating impact of Nazism on modernist art and people with mental illnesses.

 

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2021-09-13
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The Borgias: everything you wanted to know

In the latest episode in our series on history?s biggest topics, Professor Jill Burke tackles listener questions and internet search queries on the Borgias, from rumours of incest and the Banquet of the Chestnuts to the forgotten triumphs Pope Alexander VI.

 

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2021-09-12
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Why the Tudors fell for courtly love

Sarah Gristwood considers how the Tudor monarchs used medieval ideas about courtly love for their own ends 

 

In medieval Europe, the nobility were entranced with courtly love, a genre of literature that saw chivalrous knights performing heroic deeds to protect and serve their lovers. But as Sarah Gristwood argues, these tropes later captured the hearts and minds of the Tudor dynasty, who used ideas about courtly love to further their own agendas. 

 

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2021-09-11
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Wedgwood: the radical potter

Tristram Hunt, author of The Radical Potter, discusses the life and work of Josiah Wedgwood (1730-1795), from his groundbreaking ceramic creations and enterprising business ventures to his political radicalism. 

 

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2021-09-10
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Aboriginal Australians: a modern history

Historian Richard Broome, author of Aboriginal Australians, discusses the experiences of Australia?s indigenous peoples after the arrival of white settlers, uncovering stories of exploitation and oppression, but also of agency and cultural independence.

 

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2021-09-08
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Decolonisation to Covid-19: history education today

How does a history degree help you suss out fake news? How have history students been affected by covid-19? And are history degrees still valued as much as they once were? On today?s podcast, a panel of experts consider these questions and more, as they tackle the big issues facing history higher education in 2021.

 

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2021-09-07
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Seances, skis and secrets: an extraordinary WWI escape

Interned in a remote, forbidding prisoner of war camp at the height of the First World War, two British officers turned to an unlikely tool in their bid to escape ? a ouija board. Margalit Fox, author of The Confidence Men: How Two Prisoners of War Engineered the Most Remarkable Escape in History, tells their story.

 

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2021-09-06
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The Spanish Armada: everything you wanted to know

Why did the Spanish Armada set sail? What ships were used by the fleets? And did Queen Elizabeth I really give a famous speech at Tilbury? In our latest ?Everything you wanted to know? episode, Robert Hutchinson answers your questions on the Tudor era?s most famous maritime face-off.

 

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2021-09-05
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The Special Boat Service: WW2?s silent heroes

Historian Saul David discusses SBS ? Silent Warriors, his new authorised history of the Special Boat Service in the Second World War. He explains how this daring maritime unit played a crucial role in Allied victory and highlights some of its most spectacular operations.

 

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2021-09-04
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The surprisingly modern Middle Ages

Dan Jones explores the similarities and differences between the medieval experience and our lives today

 

In what ways was the medieval era surprisingly modern? Dan Jones, whose latest book is Powers and Thrones: A New History of the Middle Ages, reveals the similarities and differences between the medieval experience and our lives today. 

 

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2021-09-03
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Why do things change?

David Potter, author of Disruption: Why Things Change, analyses the causes of huge events that altered human history and guides us on a tour of radical transformation in western history, taking in the Black Death, Adolf Hitler, the printing press and the perils of complacency.

 

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2021-09-01
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History in 2021, with Helen Carr and Suzannah Lipscomb

Sixty years ago EH Carr?s groundbreaking book, What is History?, explored how we should study the past. Now his great-granddaughter, Helen Carr, has teamed up with Suzannah Lipscomb to edit a new volume, What is History, Now?. Here, they discuss the importance and challenges of writing history in the 21st century.

 

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2021-08-31
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How Walter Scott?s stories shaped Scotland

An outpouring of bestselling novels and poems flowed from Walter Scott?s pen ? from Waverley to Rob Roy. In fact, his writing was so influential that it helped overhaul the world?s view of Scotland, making it synonymous with the Highlands, romantic landscapes and clan honour. Annika Bautz discusses the writer?s work and the impact he had on perceptions of the country.  

 

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2021-08-30
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Food history: everything you wanted to know

In the latest episode in our series on history?s biggest topics, Annie Gray tackles listener questions on culinary history, from Tudor breakfast and the oldest recipe books to long-forgotten foods and the surprisingly long history of vegetarianism.

 

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2021-08-29
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The rise of the Paralympics

From the Stoke Mandeville Games, which took place just after the Second World War, to this summer?s Paralympics, Ian Brittain describes how sport for disabled people has been on an incredible journey over the past 70 years.

 

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2021-08-28
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Behind the scenes of The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family

Through canny political manoeuvrings and passionate affairs, the Boleyns catapulted themselves from the sidelines of the Tudor court to the very apex of power. Dr Owen Emmerson, who recently appeared in the BBC docudrama The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family, traces the clan?s meteoric rise ? and crushing fall.

 

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2021-08-27
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What?s next for period drama?

Which stories and historical periods should we be seeing dramatised on screen? What influence can historians have on how these stories are told? And how much does historical accuracy really matter to audiences? On today?s podcast, a panel of experts ? Amanda-Rae Prescott, Anthony Delaney and Maddy Pelling ? tackle the big questions surrounding period drama in the 21st century and ask: what?s next? 

 

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2021-08-25
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Vikings and Franks

The Vikings famously raided Britain and Ireland, but they also turned their attentions to Francia and Europe?s western seaboard. Christian Cooijmans explains what we know about interactions between the Franks and the Vikings.

 

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2021-08-24
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The forgotten matriarch of the Wars of the Roses

Cecily Neville, mother of Richard III, is typically glossed over in the story of the Wars of Roses. But behind the scenes, she fought her own war, using intrigue, manipulation and the power of words to support her family?s struggle for power. Annie Garthwaite discusses her new novel, Cecily, following the extraordinary life of this forgotten matriarch.

 

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2021-08-23
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British police history: everything you wanted to know

When did the first professional police force come into being? Why do the British police largely not carry guns? And what was the point of police boxes? In our latest ?Everything you wanted to know? episode, Chris Williams answers your questions on the history of law enforcement in Britain.

 

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2021-08-22
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The Windsors in exile

Andrew Lownie discusses his new book Traitor King, which delves into the lives of Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson after the abdication crisis of 1936. The discussion ranges from their sympathies for the agents and aims of Nazi Germany to their opulent and eccentric post-war lifestyle.

 

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2021-08-21
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