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Join us for a special extended version of Travels Through Time. To celebrate the launch of season two, we're taking you on a blockbuster journey through the Crusades with New Yor...

Travels Through Time launches season two with a blockbuster journey through the Crusades with New York Times bestselling historian Dan Jones. Dan draws on his latest book Crusaders...

In this episode of Travels Through Time the author and cultural historian Mike Jay takes us back to 1799 – a year of anxiety, action and excitement on the cusp of a new century. ...

The Fall of Anne Boleyn “I think Anne Boleyn’s fatal mistake was to snigger at the King in the presence of handsome young men. And I don’t think she did anything more than th...

The Holocaust The Holocaust is the bleakest, blackest, most disturbing moment in our human story. It involved the systematic murder of millions of Jews, minority and vulnerable gro...

"The most momentous event in Japanese history" Commodore Matthew Perry’s expedition to Japan in 1853 changed the course of the island’s history. Long into the nineteenth centur...

The D-Day landings Operation Overlord was one of the critical moments of the Second World War. It began on 6 June 1944 when the Allied forces landed around 150,000 troops on the be...

Early one afternoon in the year 79 AD, a seventeen year-old boy looked out from the window of his villa across the Bay of Naples. He saw a great cloud, ‘both strange and enormous...

"The gambler who lost touch with the dangers" Although Letitia Landon – or “L.E.L.’s” – name is scarcely known outside specialist circles today, in the 1820s she was one ...

Saladin and the capture of Jerusalem: Professor Jonathan Phillips (1187) For the Christian crusaders of the twelfth-century, Jerusalem was the ultimate prize. The holy city had bee...

Fifty years ago humankind stepped on the moon for the first time. This is the story of the space suit that allowed them to do it. Millions of Britons stayed up through the night of...

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