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Not What You Thought You Knew
Think you know your history? Think again.From the stories of the former slave that taught Charles Darwin to the first female playwright who was a spy for the English King... Historian, author and broadcaster Dr Fern Riddell is exploring some little-known characters from history to reveal not just their incredible stories, but also why they're so important for our view of what the past looked like. Hosted on...
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4.2 stars from 405 ratings
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Bonzo1983 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/18/24
Love her voice! I could listen to this all day
masterbrookee via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/15/23
Opinion not history
This podcast is the author’s opinion not true history. Several inaccuracies though out episodes.
friocat via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/28/23
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