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The History Society

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The History Society is a broad history channel discussing a range of historical topics and concepts.Join us for solo-lectures, interviews with historians and group discussions about your favourite historical periods. Support this podcast:

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Pax Britannica: Climax of an Empire

October 28th, 2020


Pax Britannica: Climax of an Empire by Jan Morris was published in 1968, and tells the tale of the world's largest empire at its most glorious climax …

US Prohibition: The Noble Experiment?

July 24th, 2020


Prohibition in the United States was dubbed the "Noble Experiment". For 13  long, dry, and dreary years, the government aimed to keep alcohol out  of …

The Bengal Famine of 1943

June 15th, 2020


The Bengal Famine of 1943 left 2 - 3 million people dead. But how did it happen? Could it have been prevented? In this episode, Nicholas Woode-Smith …

D-Day: The Invasion of Normandy

June 6th, 2020


In this episode, Chris Hattingh provides a broad overview, and some insights, into the 06 June 1944 invasion of Normany, also known as D-Day - one of …

The Liberal Frontiersman: Thomas Francois Burgers, 4th President of the Transvaal

May 31st, 2020


In this episode, Martin van Staden discusses aspects of the relative liberal presidency of the 4th State President of the South African Republic (the Transvaal), Thomas Francois Burgers, who held office between 1872 and …

Cape Folklore: The Ghost of Tokai Manor

May 27th, 2020


In this first episode of a segment on Cape myths, legends and folklore, Nicholas Woode-Smith discusses the myth of the Ghost of Tokai Manor, and …

Rule Britannia: The Ethical Empire?

May 16th, 2020


The sun never set on the British Empire. But was it beneficial to those who lived in it? And how did it positively influence the world today?

Creating History: Introducing the History Society

May 10th, 2020


History is process by which civilisation develops and becomes aware of itself. Join Nicholas Woode-Smith, Christo Hattingh and Martin van Staden in …

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