History and Beliefs audios

Duke of Windsor: The Nazi King?

When Edward VIII abdicated the throne in December 1936 his desire to marry the American divorcee...

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Sir Ranulph Fiennes on Shackleton

Sir Ranulph Fiennes is possibly the most famous living explorer but he believes that the greatest...

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James Holland on The Sherwood Rangers: Legendary Tank Regiment

Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry was one of the best tank regiments of the Second World War and was at...

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Al Qaeda

Their attacks of 11 September 2001 sparked a War on Terror which echoes loudly to this day, but...

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The Rise of Hannibal

He was one of the greatest enemies the Romans ever faced. An excellent general and a...

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The Last Witches of England

In 1682 three women, Temperance Lloyd, Mary Trembles and Susannah Edwards, from the town of...

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James Bond

James Bond is one of the most successful films and book franchises of all time and with the...

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The Winter of Discontent

In the bitter winter of 1978-1979 petrol ran short, panic buying was rife, rubbish piled up in...

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Britain and the Slave Trade

Between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries, Britain was a key player in the transportation of...

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Operation Jubilee: Disaster at Dieppe

In August 1942 the Allies launched a daring raid across the Channel to capture the port town of...

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Bond, The Secret Service & Exporting Britain's Influence

James Bond is a character that has come to define a certain kind of Britishness but what, if any,...

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Æthelred the Unready

His 38 years as king make him one of the longest-ruling monarchs in English history, and yet he...

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William Wallace

William Wallace is a legendary figure in Scottish history as one of the leaders of the First War...

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Gangsters, Pimps & Prostitutes: London's West End

London's West End attracts people from across the world to its many theatres, restaurants and...

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Jack the Ripper Retold

In 1888 a series of brutal killings took place in Whitechapel, London which might be the most...

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Maurice Hilleman: Vaccine Creator

Dr Maurice Hilleman was a leading American microbiologist who specialised in vaccinology and...

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Lady Jane Grey

On a cold February morning in 1554, Lady Jane Grey was beheaded for high treason. Named as King...

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The Battle of Hastings

On 14 October 1066 the armies of William, the Duke of Normandy, and the Anglo-Saxon King Harold...

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The Haitian Revolution

In 1791 the slaves of the French colony of Sant-Domingue rose up against their colonial masters...

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Operation Barbarossa: The Lost Diaries

Operation Barbarossa saw a clash of arms between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union of...

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