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Title: Henry VI: terrible king

Henry VI: terrible king

March 18th, 2019

Historian and author Lauren Johnson discusses the life and reign of Henry VI, whose decades on the throne coincided with defeat in the Hundred Years’… Go to Episode

The global Vikings

March 21st, 2019

Medieval historian Levi Roach describes how the Norse people travelled, raided and settled far beyond their Scandinavian homeland, even journeying across… Go to Episode

The women killed by Jack the Ripper

March 25th, 2019

Hallie Rubenhold discusses her new book The Five, which uses the untold stories of Jack the Ripper’s victims to reveal what life was like for working-class… Go to Episode

Rethinking the crusades

March 28th, 2019

Historian Nicholas Paul explores some little known aspects of the crusades and also considers why this aspect of medieval history has inspired the far-right.… Go to Episode