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We are a slightly mad, always fun podcast bringing you all the History you love and a lot that you didn‘t know you‘d love until you heard it here! Recommended by BBC Radio, and presented by acclaimed historian Alexandra Churchill, with Matt Bone and Zack White.
 
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Jill Rose joins us to share a unique perception of Britain's wartime leader. Her mother was his nurse in the middle of the conflict. Buy Jill's book, Nursing Churchill: Wartime Life from the Private Letters of Winston Churchill's Nurse, at our very own Bookshop: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/6252/9781398109056 Like the episode? Send us a tip! https://k…
 
Sophie Ambler joins us to talk all about the life of the medieval aristocrat and rebel, Simon de Montfort. Buy The Song of Simon de Montfort at our Bookshop: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/6252/9781509837632 Like the episode? Send us a tip! https://ko-fi.com/historyhack Like the podcast, join the fun on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/historyhack…
 
Why did men do it? How did they do it? And to what extent? Andrea Hetherington joins us to talk about her new book on British deserters in the Great War and answers all of these questions and more. Buy Andrea's book, Deserters of the First World War: The Home Front, here: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/6252/9781526747990 Like the episode? Send us a tip!…
 
The birth of The Pathfinder Force would revolutionise Bomber Command’s war, but who were the people behind it and who was Don Bennett, the trailblazing inter-war aviator that Arthur Harris appointed to lead the new Target Finding Force, and then undermined him at every turn? In his new book, The Pathfinders, author Will Iredale looks at the Pathfin…
 
Thabo Stuck and Ajjaz Awad join us to talk all about bringing the history of the English Civil War to life for a musical theatre audience with their new musical, #50Days. Learn more about #50Days on the official Twitter page: https://twitter.com/50Days_Musical Like the episode? Send us a tip! https://ko-fi.com/historyhack Like the podcast, join the…
 
Jenny Grant joins us to talk all about General Stanisław Maczek and the role of his Polish forces in the Second World War. Like the episode? Send us a tip! https://ko-fi.com/historyhack Like the podcast, join the fun on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/historyhack Buy your next book with us! https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/historyhack…
 
Photographer Lee Miller and artist Roland Penrose were at the centre of the inter-war Surrealism movement. Through their art, they embraced the movement before the war intervened and changed the direction of their lives. Boney and Charlotte are joined by Antony Penrose, Lee and Roland's son, and Ami Bouhassane, their granddaughter, to discuss surre…
 
Author Abbot Kahler (Karren Abbott, we explain that, sort of) joins Boney and Charlotte to discuss the meteoric rise and fall of Prohibition Booze Baron George Remus, his wife Imogene, the G-Woman who brought them down and the G-Man who tried to make off with the lot. This episode has just about everything you would want: crime, illicit booze, cock…
 
Vanda Wilcox celebrates the release of her new book by telling us all about Italy, imperialism and the First World War. Buy Vanda's book, The Italian Empire and the Great War, from our very own Bookshop: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/6252/9780198822943 Like the episode, tip us on Ko-Fi! https://ko-fi.com/historyhack Like the podcast, support us on Patr…
 
Jem Duducu joins us to talk all about his new book - which looks at all manner of forgotten and weird history. Buy Jem's book, Slinkys and Snake Bombs: WEIRD but TRUE Historical Facts at our Bookshop: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/6252/9781398102996 Support our work at: https://www.patreon.com/historyhack Tip us https://ko-fi.com/historyhack…
 
Today's Hedge Hopping sortie sees Matt sit down with Canadian historian Anne Gafiuk. Anne is the creator of three remarkable websites that record the stories of Canadians who left home to fight a war thousands of miles away. Anne's work focuses on the human stories that can be lost to time and they have a wide-ranging conversation about the journey…
 
Chris Schoeman and David McLennan join us to talk about a slice of rugby history. Based on their new book, we learn all about the history of the British and Irish Lions in South Africa. Buy Chris and David's book, Lions in Africa: The British & Irish Lions and the Hunt for the Springboks, at the History Hack Bookshop! https://uk.bookshop.org/a/6252…
 
The regulars convene in The Mary Rose to debate History's Stupidest Invention. There are some Number 1 pitches tonight, but most end up being Number 2... Be sure to watch the Youtube clip below when Lockie gets going, the profanity button broke during that bit of the pod. And don't forget to visit Patreon too! (hint hint, nudge nudge) The Amazing, …
 
While our minds think of Lancasters, bouncing bombs and night fighters when we think of Bomber Command in the Second World War, the early years of the bomber offensive were very different. For today's Hedge Hopping sortie, we visit the Michael Beetham Conservation Centre at the RAF Museum Cosford to meet the MBCC's manager Darren Priday to discuss …
 
Matthew Restall takes a wrecking ball to 500 years of bull and tells us what the Aztecs were really about, why they were awesome and why the Conquistadors really were chasing them around Mexico in the first place. Support our work at: https://www.patreon.com/historyhack Tips gratefully received https://ko-fi.com/historyhack Buy our guests’ books at…
 
Sierra Barnes joins us to talk all about her new book: Hans Vogel is Dead. How do you use the medium of comics to deconstruct fascism, indoctrination and the carnage of the 20th Century? With a liberal cultural nod to the Brother's Grimm... that's how. Support our work at: https://www.patreon.com/historyhack Tips gratefully received https://ko-fi.c…
 
Former Director Claude Berube joins us to talk all about the treasures on display and hidden away at the oldest museum dedicated to the US Navy there is... Support our work at: https://www.patreon.com/historyhack Tips gratefully received https://ko-fi.com/historyhack Buy our guests’ books at https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/historyhack…
 
Boaty Week continues with Owen Rees. What was life like at sea in Ancient Greece? How were battles fought? And how were sailors regarded? Support our work at: https://www.patreon.com/historyhack Tips gratefully received https://ko-fi.com/historyhack Buy our guests’ books at https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/historyhack…
 
David Davies returns to tell us all about the London, past present and future. Why did she explode in 1665? How was she found? And why do we desperately need to save the Stuart answer to the Mary Rose? Support our work at: https://www.patreon.com/historyhack Tips gratefully received https://ko-fi.com/historyhack Buy our guests’ books at https://uk.…
 
Chris Sams kicks off Boaty Week in style with thrilling tales from the German navy in WW1. He's got bucket list locations, chases, battles, skulduggery and a giant floating pig to keep you entertained. Support our work at: https://www.patreon.com/historyhack Tips gratefully received https://ko-fi.com/historyhack Buy our guests’ books at https://uk.…
 
Hedge Hopping heads East and West all at the same time as Matt is joined by the Pima Air and Space Museum's very own Scott Marchand to discuss the incredible story of the Ilyushin IL-2 Shturmovik, the Flying Tank of the Eastern Front, and we delve into the tale of how IL-2M 5612 went from a frozen outside St Petersburg and ended up in Tuscon, Arizo…
 
Andrew Dorman, Robbie McNiven and Josh Provan all return to talk about a battle that shaped the history of Canada in 1759. The death of General Wolfe also features, and predictably they all get excited about the Last of the Mohicans. Support our work at: https://www.patreon.com/historyhack Tips gratefully received https://ko-fi.com/historyhack Buy …
 
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