People & Politics

British women in India

Author Katie Hickman discusses the pioneer women who headed east rather than west to seek their freedom, fortune or simply new lives

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The legacy of the Berlin Wall

Iain MacGregor, the author of the new book Checkpoint Charlie and upcoming speaker at the Oxford Literary Festival discusses the impact the Berlin Wall had on the people of Germany and the Cold War as a whole

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Lesser-known Lore of Werewolves

Every culture adds their own new piece to the werewolf legend, but what elements haven’t quite caught on with the rest of the world?

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The Delicious History Of Cake

Dr Alysa Levene of Oxford Brookes University on the development of the popular baked food from the Ancient World to the 20th Century

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The Road To Rebuilding Britain

World War II tore homes and families apart, but Britain would rise stronger than ever

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10 Marvellous Medics

Meet ten men and women who had a lasting impact on medicine in the medieval world

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Australia’s First Penal Colony

How punitive criminal sentences, a gruelling journey and years of backbreaking labour forged the modern-day land down under

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Mussolini Vs The Mafia

The Italian dictator declared war on the Sicilian Cosa Nostra, but its suppression at home led inexorably to its rise in America

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The Birth Of Hollywood

How four penniless Jewish immigrant siblings changed the face of entertainment forever and wrote their own fairy tale

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England’s Last Duel

For centuries, duelling was a gentleman’s right to keep their honour, before the practice was made unlawful. However, there was still time for one last duel in England…

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What Were The Witch Hunts?

The witch-hunters of early modern Europe and America saw thousands tortured and sentenced to death, but what was a witch-hunt and why did this notorious practice happen?

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The Myths Of Robin Hood

Hero, archer, lover, poacher, murderer, thief, vagabond… The story of Robin Hood has taken many forms through the ages, but is there any truth in the legend?

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The Quiet Genius of Maria Anna Mozart

Did Wolfgang’s sister teach him everything that he knew? We explore the life of the extraordinary woman in an incredible family

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The Real Life Sherlock Holmes

A master of disguise and an expert in deduction, Detective Jerome Caminada pursued criminals relentlessly through the dangerous underworld of 19th-century Manchester

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