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The Last Viking
In this episode of Talking History, we meet 'The Last Viking', legendary warrior King Harald Hardrada, with author Don Hollway; we explore the history of watchmaking with designer, watchmaker, and historian Rebecca Struthers; and we'll learn about 'The Ugly Duchess' and how a Renaissance portrait challenges our views about beauty with the UK National Gallery's Emma Capron.
The Untold Story of Joseph Bologne
On this episode of Talking History, we'll preview a new film on the life and career of 18th century classic composer and violinist Joseph Bologne, with Julia I. Doe, Assistant Professor of Music at Columbia University; we'll hear the story of the first woman artist in Europe to achieve commercial success, Lavinia Fontana, from Dr. Aoife Brady, curator of the exhibition on her at the National Gallery of Ireland; and we'll discover the history of tea with Nisha Tandon, Chief Executive of the Arts EKTA cultural organisation.
King Charles I
In this episode of Talking History, Dr Patrick Geoghegan looks at the life, death and legacy of the first English monarch to bear the name Charles and finds out how he ended up losing his throne and his head. Joining us are David Prior, Head of Public Services & Outreach at the UK Parliamentary Archives; Leanda de Lisle, author of “White King: Charles I – Traitor, Murderer, Martyr”; and Erin Griffey, Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Auckland and the author of "Henrietta Maria: Piety, Politics and Patronage".
The History of the City of Rome
Coming up on this episode of Talking History: we're exploring entertainment, culture, religion and society in Ancient Rome, with Dr Jonathan Coulston, Senior Lecturer at the School of Classics at The University of St Andrews; Dr Rebecca Usherwood, Assistant Professor in Late Antique and Early Byzantine Studies, at the Department of Classics, Trinity College Dublin; and Paul Chrystal, historian and author of ‘When in Rome: A Social Life of Ancient Rome’, ‘Women in Ancient Rome’ and ‘Wars & Battles of the Roman Republic’.
On this episode of Talking History: when did Shakespeare become known as The Bard, and why does Macbeth still exert such a powerful hold on audiences hundreds of years later? Join Dr Patrick Geoghegan as he discusses witchcraft, murder and the influence of the Gunpowder Plot on the play with Prof Sandra Clark from the Institute of English Studies at the University of London, Dr. Abigail Rokison-Woodall from The Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon, Prof Emma Smith, Professor of Shakespeare Studies, Hertford College Oxford, and Prof Farah Karim-Cooper, Professor of Shakespeare Studies, King's College London and Director of Education & Research at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.
This unique and lively history show delves into some of the world's most important political, social and cultural events and the intriguing personalities behind them.
Presented by Dr Patrick Geoghegan of Trinity College Dublin, Talking History unravels the gritty, sometimes uncomfortable, side of our past, and what we can learn from it.