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Join us on tailored tours of the past.

In each episode we invite our time traveller to pick a year and three scenes to visit from that time. Then for half an hour they take us by the hand into exciting historical moments, eavesdropping on conversations, watching over scenes of drama, joy or despair. In Travels Through Time you get a ringside view to history as never before, with the action described by those who understand it best. Presented by the bestselling historian Peter Moore.

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Episodes

Herbert Asquith watches a squadron of aeroplanes returning to RFC Headquarters at Frevillers, 7 August 1916. Imperial War Museum.

In this podcast, Simon Heffer reflects on the year 1916, as conscription was introduced and the Battle of the Somme claimed huge casualties.

The Devil in Britain and America, 1896. Wellcome Collection.

Folklore continued to be an active and potent force in 19th century Britain.

Richard, acting as Lord Protector, orders the arrest of William Hastings, 1st Baron Hastings. From 'A Chronicle of England: B.C. 55 – A.D. 1485', c. 1864. Wiki Commons.

Our latest podcast looks at the rise and fall of the House of York in 1483.

Marie Stopes in her laboratory, 1904.

The First World War allowed women to distinguish themselves in professions previously closed to them.

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.

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?

Portrait of Thomas Cromwell (detail), by Jacob Houbraken after Hans Holbein (II), 1737-39. Rijksmuseum.

A plot, a rebellion and a triumph from the life of Thomas Cromwell.

Holocaust

This episode examines the Nazi genocide through human interactions with three crime scenes.

Reception for Commodore Perry by Japanese Noblemen, c. 1885

This episode takes us back to 1853 and the arrival of Commodore Matthew Perry’s fleet of ships into Edo Bay.