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Lyons Tearoom, Piccadilly.

This podcast looks at how Isidore Salmon, the force behind J Lyons & Co., threatened to withdraw advertising from the Daily Mail and Daily Mirror in 1934.

Siege of Damascus during the Second Crusade, 1148. British Library.

In our latest podcast, Dan Jones discusses the year 1147, when the Second Crusade was launched.

Winston Churchill speaking in London, 23 February 1949.

How important is the study of the powerful, epoch-defining individual?

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Roger Moorhouse

Which moment would I most like to go back to? Berlin at the end of the First World War.

Oedipus and Antigone, or the Plague of Thebes, by Charles Jalabert, 1843, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Marseille © Bridgeman Images

A pitiless, profound and influential Greek myth.

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Orpheus, by Peter Paul Rubens, 1636-38. Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid © akg-images

A Classical myth of enduring love that has inspired artists, writers and composers for centuries.

The Hospital of Bethlem [Bedlam] at Moorfields, London, c. 1771. Wellcome Collection

What links Colonel Despard, the Royal Bethlem Hospital and the inventor Humphry Davy?

Helen Parr

What will future generations judge us most harshly for? Complacency.