African history special

Miranda Kaufmann reveals the role played by Africans in Tudor exploration, while Gus Casely-Hayford explores the ancient African city of Timbuktu


This week’s podcast focuses on African history. First up, Miranda Kaufmann visits a replica of Francis Drake’s Golden Hind and there explains how Africans played an important role in the Tudor explorer’s adventures in the 16th century. Meanwhile, Gus Casely-Hayford reveals the amazing historical achievements of the inhabitants of Timbuktu in Mali, in a talk that was given at our 2013 History Weekend festival in Malmesbury.