Biographer Angela Steidele explores the life of 19th-century gay pioneer Anne Lister, whose story is the inspiration behind the major BBC/HBO drama Gentleman Jack . historyextra.com/podcasts
Jared Diamond on countries in crisis
Historian, author and geographer Jared Diamond discusses how ideas from psychology can help us understand how countries have coped with traumas through history. historyextra.com/podcasts
Secrets of Britains castles
Medieval historian Marc Morris reveals the fascinating history of Britain’s castles, exploring why they were built, what they were used for, and the challenges of defending and attacking them.
The Rise and Fall of the Boleyns
Lauren Mackay, author of Among the Wolves of Court: The Untold Story of Thomas and George Boleyn , charts the tumultuous lives of the father and brother of one of the Tudor era’s most famous figures – Anne Boleyn.
Women who made modern Britain
Journalist and news presenter Cathy Newman discusses her new book Bloody Brilliant Women, which tells the stories of trailblazing women who changed the course of modern British history.