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Plague Fiction
Plague Fiction
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Plague Fiction

Plague Fiction: In light of the Covid-19 global outbreak, Professor Laura Ashe takes a look back at the literature on the Plague, starting with the 14th century when the Black Death was sweeping the globe.     Going from one of the earliest…

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Blood and Gold – The Making of Spain episode 3
Blood and Gold - The Making of Spain episode 3
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Blood and Gold – The Making of Spain episode 3

Blood and Gold - The Making of Spain episode 3: Simon explores Spain's golden age under Philip II through to the Spanish Civil War and dictatorship under Franco, from which Spain has emerged as a modern democratic monarchy.     Simon Sebag Montefiore…

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Blood and Gold – The Making of Spain episode 2
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Blood and Gold – The Making of Spain episode 2

Blood and Gold - The Making of Spain episode 2: Simon uncovers the truth about Spain's hero El Cid. He also investigates the horror of the Spanish Inquisition and in the process discovers an unsettling story about one of his own ancestors.  …

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Blood and Gold – The Making of Spain episode 1
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Blood and Gold – The Making of Spain episode 1

Blood and Gold - The Making of Spain episode 1: In the first episode, Simon explores Spain's early years, its emergence as the battleground of empires and its golden age under the Cordoba Caliphate.     Simon Sebag Montefiore embarks on a fascinating…

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World War 1 – episode 5 – Deliverance
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World War 1 – episode 5 – Deliverance

World War 1 - episode 5 - Deliverance: All seems lost for the Allies. The Italians are defeated at Caporette, and a Bolshevik Russia pulls out of the war. But the American reinforcements are decisive, and the Allies emerge victorious. The Allies are…

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World War 1 – episode 4 – Rage
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World War 1 – episode 4 – Rage

World War 1 - episode 4 - Rage: 1917. People have had enough of the war. Behind the scenes, uprisings are brewing, like the one that toppled the Tsar in Russia; on the front soldiers begin to mutiny as they did at Chemin…

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