🎧 Ghost Stories of the Enlightenment with Martha McGill
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The second ever History Hit live show saw Dan talking about ghosts with Martha McGill, the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Warwick. How do ghosts change throughout history? What ghostly misdemeanour saw one servant forced to wear a sackcloth to church for a year?
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