Historical literature podcast episodes
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- General Historyaudio
Libraries: a book lover’s history. This is a premium piece of content available to subscribed users.
Andrew Pettegree and Arthur der Weduwen explore the history of book collecting, uncovering stories of libraries great and small
- 20th Centuryaudio
Author, adventurer, archaeologist: Agatha Christie’s action-packed life. This is a premium piece of content available to subscribed users.
Agatha Christie is known as the queen of detective fiction. But, as Lucy Worsley reveals, her life contained almost as much drama and mystery as her novels
- First World Waraudio
First World War poets: everything you wanted to know. This is a premium piece of content available to subscribed users.
Professor Catriona Pennell answers listener questions on the poetry of the First World War
Elizabeth Barrett Browning: poet, activist, trailblazer, runaway
Fiona Sampson speaks about the extraordinary life of the Victorian poet, who battled chronic illness and family troubles to write ground-breaking poetry
William Blake: “artist or genius, or mystic, or madman”
John Higgs discusses the extraordinary life and art of William Blake – an eccentric outsider once dismissed as a madman, but now hailed as a genius
- 21st Centuryaudio
Ian McEwan on writing historical novels. This is a premium piece of content available to subscribed users.
Ian McEwan considers the responsibility of historical novelists and explores how we collectively reflect on our past
Dan Jones on writing historical fiction. This is a premium piece of content available to subscribed users.
Historian Dan Jones, whose debut historical novel vividly brings to life a medieval military campaign, discusses the challenges of writing historical fiction
- General ancient historyaudio
Cundill Prize-winner Camilla Townsend on global history
We speak to historian Camilla Townsend, who recently won the Cundill History Prize for her book Fifth Sun: A New History of the Aztecs
- Second World Waraudio
Robert Harris on V2, historical fiction and WW2
Robert Harris discusses V2, his new Second World War thriller inspired by the German missile campaign in 1944
Christine de Pizan: from medieval writer to feminist icon. This is a premium piece of content available to subscribed users.
Charlotte Cooper-Davis details the life and legacy of the prolific medieval author and poet, Christine de Pizan
- 20th Centuryaudio
History's greatest mysteriesAgatha Christie disappears. This is a premium piece of content available to subscribed users.
As part of our series on history’s greatest mysteries, Dominic Sandbrook discusses the case of Agatha Christie's disappearance…
Shakespearean deaths: swordfights, snakebites & poison
From fatal snakebites to dying from a broken heart, Kathryn Harkup guides us through a grisly range of Shakespeare’s death scenes
Knights, dragons and beasts: the strange world of medieval romances
From gallant knights to dragon-slaying damsels, Lydia Zeldenrust reveals why medieval readers couldn’t get enough of romance tales