History Today Podcast
The History Today Podcast: January 2012
In this month's edition: - Antony Lentin, who wrote about the Treaty of Versailles in the cover story of our January issue, talks about the reasons behind the treaty's difficult legacy, and about the enduring legacy of The Economic Consequences of the Peace, JM Keynes' definitive book on the peace conference. - Nicholas Mee discusses Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, the medieval poem whose benefactor, and the place in which it was set, remain unknown. He explains how he went about researching the poem's mysterious origins, a subject he expands on at lenght in Patron's Place, also in the January issue. We welcome your comments and suggestions about any topic discussed in this episode; go to http://historytoday.com/podcast for more.
Henry VIII Meets his Match
Season 2, Ep. 13
Shortly after 5pm on 7 June 1520, Henry VIII of England and Francis I of France met for the first time. That first meeting, and their time together over the following fortnight, became known to history as the Field of Cloth of Gold. In a spirit of rivalry and cooperation, the two young Renaissance monarchs asserted their power and authority at one of the last great demonstrations of the chivalric age. This article is from the July issue of History Today: buy a copy of the issue from ourwebsite, or read it via the History Today app, available on Google Play and the App Store. Introduced by History Today editor, Paul Lay. Read by Greig Johnson. Written by Glenn Richardson. Image: The Field of the Cloth of Gold, English, c.1545 © Getty Images.
A History of the Oceans
Season 2, Ep. 12
In this podcast, History Today Editor Paul Lay is joined by David Abulafia, winner of the 2020 Wolfson History Prize, for his book The Boundless Sea.The Boundless Sea traces the history of human movement and interaction around and across the world's greatest bodies of water, charting our relationship with the oceans from the time of the first voyagers.David also wrote an article for the November 2019 issue of History Today, which you can read on our website: https://www.historytoday.com/archive/feature/virgin-islands-atlanticImage: Caravel from 'Atlas of Lázaro Luis (detail), 1563. Bridgeman Images.
The Wrongful Death of Toussaint Louverture
Season 2, Ep. 11
The hero of the Haitian Revolution’s lonely death in a French prison cell was not an unfortunate tragedy but a cruel story of deliberate destruction.This article is from the June issue of History Today: buy a copy of the issue from ourwebsite, or read it via the History Today app, available on Google Play and the App Store.Introduced by History Today editor, Paul Lay. Read by Greig Johnson. Written by Marlene L. Daut.Music: Kai Engel.Image: Portrait of Toussaint Louverture, chromolithograph by George DeBaptiste, c.1870 © Getty Images.