Introduction The remarkable afterlife of a girl found in the Seine   What you’ll hear 1:25: L’Inconnue & 19th century Paris 2:16: The Drowned Mona Lisa 3:19: CPR Anne 4:29: Legacy and afterthoughts Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript. No email needed

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Introduction The life and work of the Empress of the Blues   What you’ll hear 0:33: Introduction to Season 4 2:00: Who was Bessie Smith? 3:48: Early life and career 4:43: Stardom 6:05: Decline and death Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript. No email needed!

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Introduction A look at gods and religion in the Ancient Roman world   What you’ll hear 1:00: Early Roman Gods 2:06: Banquet for the Gods 3:26: The Imperial Cult 5:55: Rise of Christianity Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript – no email required!

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Introduction Eboracum, the Roman town we now know as York   What you’ll hear 0:55: Introduction to Eboracum 1:17: The 9th Hispana Legion 2:52: Life in the town 3:49: Severus, Caracalla and the rise of Eboracum 5:25: Constantine the Great Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript of this episode – no email…

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Introduction Looking at the lives of Roman Gladiators What you’ll hear: 0:58: Who were Gladiators 2:02: Schools and Training 3:40: The Gladiator Games 5:33: Emperors as Gladiators 6:02: Retirement Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript – no email required!

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Introduction A look at Segedunum, a Roman fort on the north bank of the Tyne   What you’ll hear 0:55: What is Segedunum? 2:32: Segedunum origins 3:06 Post-Roman Empire 3:40: Roman Standards   Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript – no email required! You can visit the official Segedunum website here.

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Introduction Barnard Castle, a market town in County Durham, has suddenly found itself in the limelight, thanks to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s special adviser, Dominic Cummings, driving there from his parents’ home, in breach of his own COVID19 lockdown rules. I thought I’d record a bonus episode to tell those who may not be familiar…

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