In this podcast, Tony looks at the spread of bubonic plague in 1665, with particular reference to the English village of Eyam, in which the villagers chose to isolate themselves rather than let the infection spread.
Eyam - Village Green and Church Street
Tony's latest podcast looks at the formation of the National Health Service in Britain after World War II and how this impacted on medical care around the world.
William Beveridge addressing a meeting at Caxton Hall in 1948
In this podcast, Tony talks about smuggling along the English coast from the Roman period to the nineteenth century.
In today's podcast, Chris takes a look at the terrible incident of the slave ship Zong in 1781.
The Slave Ship, J. M. W. Turner's representation of the mass-murder of slaves, inspired by the Zong killings
Map of the Caribbean, highlighting islands relevant to understanding the Zong Massacre
In today's Fireside Chat, Tony, Chris and Freya are holding an historical dinner party. Here they discuss who they are inviting to the party and why. (PS Shakespeare and Churchill are already there, serving petit fours.) If you'd like to join in, feel free to tell us in the comments below which five historical figures you'd like to invite! Oh, and bring a bottle.
Some of our Invited Guests
Harry Houdini, 24 Mar 1874 - 31 Oct 1926
Captain James Cook
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