History Today

 Leticia Landon Travels Through Time

Letitia Landon – 'L.E.L.' – was one of the brightest stars of Georgian London's literary scene, but she remains an enigma whose life and death are open to interpretation. 

The Wild Hunt of Odin, by Peter Nicolai Arbo, 1872, National Gallery, Oslo.

A chaotic, menacing assembly of gods and trolls and restless souls.

Emma Smith.

‘We can’t see our own blindspots, so, as we anatomise those of our predecessors, we perpetuate our own.’

Travels Through Time Sultan Saladin

Travel to one of the bloodiest years of the crusading era. Saladin recaptures Jerusalem, winning fame and admiration in both the West and the Islamic world.

Illustration of Mary Walcott at the Salem witch trials.

Leading historians discuss one of the burning questions of the day.

The six titles on the shortlist for our annual book prize.

Travels Through Time Apollo 11

In this episode we travel back 50 years to 1969 and the Apollo 11 moon landing. Kassia St Clair discusses the intriguing story behind the space suits, quiet wonders of technology made using traditional techniques.

Alexandra Wilson.

‘What’s the most important lesson history has taught me? That the same arguments come around again and again.’

Travels Through Time.Andrew Roberts_Churchill

This episode takes us back to the tense and dramatic days of 8-10 May 1940. Chamberlain suffers humiliation in the House of Commons and Churchill becomes prime minister. 

Travels Through Time Aanchal Malhotra Remnants of a Separation

In this episode we travel to the summer of 1947 to witness the chaotic, catastrophic sequence of events surrounding Indian independence and the subsequent Partition.