For the 214th anniversary of Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson's decisive victory at Trafalgar Andrew Baines, curator of HMS Victory, talks Dan through the events of 21 October 1805: the ship, the man, the battle.
Saul David - historian, broadcaster and author of several critically-acclaimed works of fiction and non-fiction - comes on the show to discuss the most brutal and controversial British imperial conflict of the 19th century: the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879.
Dan explores the Arabia, a steamboat that sank in the Missouri river over a hundred years ago and was then dug up from a Kansas cornfield by David Hawley and turned into a museum. Much of the ships interior was preserved, allowing us to gain a fascinating insight into the lives of those settling ...
Dr Cat Jarman has made a significant set of discoveries about a Viking graveyard in Derbyshire, and Dan talks to her to find out if they might have found the skeleton of Ivar the Boneless. Producer: Peter Curry