Aspects of History

by Oliver Webb-Carter

Aspects of History is a magazine and website dedicated to history and historical fiction. In each episode our editor, Oliver Webb-Carter, interviews historians and authors about great moments of history. If you'd like to know more, head over to our website https://aspectsofhistory.com where you'll find articles, interviews, short stories and book reviews, and all absolutely free. 

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • S01 E77 - Gary Sheffield on the First World War

    S01 E77 - Gary Sheffield on the First World War

    This week's guest is the distinguished historian Gary Sheffield, author of Forgotten Victory: First World War Myths & Realities, and we explode some of those myths that have developed over the years. Thanks to the great TV show Bl...

    01:01:31
  • S01 E76 - Saul David on the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879

    S01 E76 - Saul David on the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879

    This week's pod is a real treat - it's the 144th anniversary of the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 which began in January. My guest is Saul David, author of Zulu: The Heroism & Tragedy of the Zulu War of 1879.The arrogance of the British ...

    46:01
  • S01 E75 - Mark Turnbull on the Trial & Execution of Charles I - Part Two: The Execution

    S01 E75 - Mark Turnbull on the Trial & Execution of Charles I - Part Two: The Execution

    I continue my chat with Mark Turnbull on the execution of Charles I, which took place on the 30th January 1649. Charles is guilty in a stitch up, but what is Cromwell's role? Did Charles crumble in the immediate aftermath of the g...

    39:57
  • S01 E74 - Mark Turnbull on the Trial & Execution of Charles I - Part One: The Trial

    S01 E74 - Mark Turnbull on the Trial & Execution of Charles I - Part One: The Trial

    This week's guest is friend of the show Mark Turnbull who returns to talk about the trial of King Charles I, which began on 20th January 1649. The trial was a sham, but Charles behaved admirably, and with great integrity and nobil...

    45:24
  • S01 E73 - Gavin Mortimer on SAS Rogue Heroes

    S01 E73 - Gavin Mortimer on SAS Rogue Heroes

    Gavin Mortimer joins me this week for a rollicking ride through the early days of the SAS with David Stirling, Paddy Mayne and Jock Lewes. We discuss the portrayals of Stirling and Mayne, what the show gets right, and what it gets...

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