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In this episode our deputy editor Charlotte Crow talks to Jessie Childs about her article in the April issue of History Today, Beware the Foul Fiend, which concerns a graphic description of an exorcism in 16th-century London, and the plight of Catholics in Elizabethan England.

Jessie Childs is the author of God's Traitors: Terror and Faith in Elizabethan England (Bodley Head, 2014) and the award-winning Henry VIII’s Last Victim: The Life and Times of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey. Find out more on her website.

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Previous episodes

We speak to Calder Walton, the author of Empire of Secrets: British Intelligence, the Cold War and the Twilight of Empire.

Richard Weight joins us to discuss Britain's reluctant regicides, and why the country is embarrassed by its revolutionary past.

Mark Horton tells the story of an archaeological dig that may have fuelled the fantasies of J.R.R. Tolkien

In this episode of the podcast, Jacob Norris discusses the real history of Bethlehem.

Allan Mallinson joins us to discuss a 'lost' memo penned by Winston Churchill in 1911 concerning the prospect of a European war.

Jerry White discusses the housing crisis that afflicted London during the First World War, one that had a profound affect on living conditions in the capital.

In this episode, Alexander Lee discusses historical notions of the ideal city.

Charles Emmerson discusses Russia on the eve of the First World War and argues that, had it not been for the conflict, the country's fortunes would have taken a different turn.

In this episode, Tom Holland discusses his new translation of The Histories, by Herodotus.

John McHugo discusses Syria's troubled relationship with the West, particularly as evolved during the Cold War, in light of its current crisis.

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