A half-hour history of Europe

Simon Jenkins and Kathleen Burk explore the continent’s history from ancient times until the present day

(Photo by David Hampton)

Author and journalist Simon Jenkins is joined by Professor Kathleen Burk to discuss his forthcoming Short History of Europe, which explores some of the key themes and milestones in the continent’s past

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You can also read the full conversation, which first appeared in BBC World Histories magazine, in The Library

Professor Kathleen Burk and Simon Jenkins discuss Jenkins's new book, 'A Short History of Europe'. (Photo by David Hampton for BBC World Histories magazine)