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  • 🎧 Letters On England by Voltaire

    Francois-Marie Arouet, better known as Voltaire, was born in Paris in 1694, dying there in 1778 aged 83. A celebrated philosopher, poet, and writer, he was arrested in 1726 as part of a feud with Guy Auguste de Rohan-Chabot. Imprisoned in the Bastille, he requested exile in Great Britain rather ...

  • 🎧 Colonel Blood Crown Stealer

    Colonel Thomas Blood is a fascinating character whose background and personal history is explored in Wilbur Cortez Abbott's 1910 book subtitled Crown-Stealer. Blood's motivations, the political circumstances surrounding the attempt, and the surprising outcome of the theft are examined and explain...

  • 🎧 The Love Letters of Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn

    The union between Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn would redefine England and its relationships, with itself, and the world around. These letters were written by the king while he was still married to Catherine of Aragon but was courting Anne Boleyn, who was keeping herself just beyond his reach.

  • 🎧 The Barbarossa Diaries

    A diary kept during Operation Barbarossa, Nazi Germany's plan to conquer the western Soviet Union from June to December 1941.

  • 🎧 Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

    Sir Gawain and the Green Knight was written by an anonymous author in the 14th century. It tells the story of Sir Gawain, a nephew of King Arthur, and one of the Knights of the Round Table at Camelot. During the Christmas festivities, a mysterious green rider enters Arthur's hall and offers a cha...

  • 🎧 The Profumo Affair: Lord Denning's Report

    In 1963 the resignation of John Profumo rocked the government as his affair with Christine Keeler was exposed to the world. In the aftermath of the scandal, Lord Denning was tasked with investigating whether any breaches of national security had been caused by Profumo's tryst with Keeler. It was ...

  • 🎧 A Prince in the Tower

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    This 4-part History Hit audio drama, starring Iain Glen, tells the story of Perkin Warbeck, a young pretender to the English crown in the 1490s. Warbeck claimed to be Richard, Duke of York, one of the two 'Princes in the Tower' who had mysteriously disappeared during the previous decade.