History and Beliefs audios

Dresden Survivor: Remembering Victor Gregg

On 12 October 2021 World War Two veteran Victor Gregg passed away peacefully in his sleep just...

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How Alcohol Built the British Empire

During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as the British Empire expanded across the globe an...

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How Brutish Were Our Ancestors?

Was life for our ancient ancestors brutish and short or did they exist as noble savages free and...

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The Battle of Trafalgar

On 21 October 1805, A British fleet commanded by Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson met the combined...

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Britain's Overlooked Hero: From the Trenches to the Blitz

Serving on the front lines of the First World War, the homefront of the Second World War and as a...

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The Whole Story

The Secret History Of Hollywood is far larger than you may know... Get the whole story now -...

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London's first black policeman BBC
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London's first black policeman

Norwell Roberts joined the Metropolitan police in 1967. He was put forward as a symbol of...

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A Somali sailor in 1920s Britain BBC
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A Somali sailor in 1920s Britain

In the early 20th century, many Somali seafarers made their way to Britain on merchant ships,...

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Britain's World War Two 'Brown Babies' BBC
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Britain's World War Two 'Brown Babies'

During World War Two, tens of thousands of African-American US servicemen passed through the UK...

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The unlawful death of Christopher Alder BBC
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The unlawful death of Christopher Alder

In 1998, Christopher Alder, a black former soldier, choked to death in handcuffs on the floor of...

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Clyde Best - A Black Footballing Pioneer BBC
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Clyde Best - A Black Footballing Pioneer

Bermuda-born Clyde Best came to England as a teenager in 1968 and went on to play for West Ham...

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Winning the Arabic Booker prize BBC
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Winning the Arabic Booker prize

Saudi author Raja Alem was a voracious reader from an early age and thanks to her liberal-minded...

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Colin Jordan and the British Nazi rally BBC
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Colin Jordan and the British Nazi rally

In 1960s Britain extreme right-wing groups were on the rise. A schoolteacher called Colin Jordan...

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The story of 'Baby Jessica' BBC
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The story of 'Baby Jessica'

Eighteen-month-old Jessica McClure fell down a well-shaft while playing with other children in...

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The Pakistani law that criminalised rape survivors BBC
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The Pakistani law that criminalised rape survivors

Under legislation known as the Hudood Ordinances introduced in 1979, a nearly blind teenage girl...

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The doctor killed by an anti-abortion extremist BBC
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The doctor killed by an anti-abortion extremist

In America, there are few issues as controversial as abortion. It’s a major fault line that...

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The rise of the Taliban BBC
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The rise of the Taliban

The Taliban first started to gather support in the south of Afghanistan in the early 1990s. By...

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The first transgender minister in the Church of England BBC
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The first transgender minister in the Church of England

Sarah Jones is the first person who had undergone a gender change to be ordained in the Church of...

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The Greenham Common women's peace camp BBC
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The Greenham Common women's peace camp

The anti-nuclear weapons protest was the biggest women-led movement in the UK since the...

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Photographing Brazil's Yanomami BBC
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Photographing Brazil's Yanomami

In 1971 photographer Claudia Andujar began documenting the lives of a remote indigenous tribe in...

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