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History Extra podcast
The latest news from the team behind BBC History Magazine - a popular History magazine. To find out more, visit
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4.3 stars from 5,305 ratings
Dane law
This should have been an interesting topic but the host and guest were trying to be so PC it was horrible. More worried about woke terminology then content, shuddering an pausing. Oh yes the Vikings just walked in and took peoples land with no worries come on. Rob Attar you have the worst sound...Read full review »
redtop50 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/04/21
The Danelaw
This was one of the worst podcasts I’ve heard on History Extra. Ben Ruffield was inarticulate, couldn’t answer many of Dan’s questions, and his excessive use of ‘you know’ was irritating in the extreme. He didn’t really seem too sure of his subject either. I’m amazed you allowed this podcast to...Read full review »
Royal Windsor via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/02/21
Great variety of topics
I enjoy the variety in topic, speaker, and length of these podcasts. It keeps me engaged and interested as I learn. A new podcast every day. Recommended for the history buff and the student.
CAMarathonRunner via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/28/21
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