Ian Chapman-Curry



    If you like the podcast, please take a second to help others find us by leaving a review! In August of 1216, the King of Scotland rode down the entire length of England to pay homage to a new English king at Dover. The Scottish monarch bent his […]

Louis of England – history’s forgotten King of England


  If you like the podcast, please take a second to help others find us by leaving a review!   In the summer of 1550, Princess Mary, the eldest daughter of Henry VIII, was packing her belongings and preparing to flee her home. Her Tudor brother was the figurehead for […]

Princess Mary Tudor’s flight to freedom



    If you like the podcast, please take a second to help others find us by leaving a review!   In 1647, the new puritan government tried to cancel Christmas. People in Canterbury protested in a peculiarly English way, with a destructive game of football followed by a mass […]

Canterbury’s cancelled Christmas and the Plum Pudding Riots


  . If you like the podcast, please take a second to help others find us by leaving a review!   In 1822, Gregor MacGregor committed what The Economist newspaper has called the ‘biggest fraud in history’ and ‘the greatest confidence trick of all time’. Investors, many of them Scottish, […]

The Prince of Poyais – settling in the country that never was


  . If you like the podcast, please take a second to help others find us by leaving a review!   Towards the end of the seventeenth century, Scotland sank a huge chunk of its national wealth into an audacious scheme to colonise central America. By building its own colonial […]

A wonderful paradise on the Isthmus of Panama



25 APRIL 1945 Soviet and US troops meet at the Elbe River American forces pushing east and Russian forces advancing west meet near Torgau. The contact cuts Germany in two and brings closer the end of the Nazi state.

25 April 1945 | Soviet and US troops meet at the Elbe


  . If you like the podcast, please take a second to help others find us by leaving a review! In the first half of 1940 only one question mattered in American politics. Would Franklin D. Roosevelt break with tradition and run for a third term as President of the […]

Franklin D. Roosevelt’s third term and the voice from the sewer


Almost History Series 1, Episode 1 . Everywhere you turn, you see the unmistakable face of Adolf Hitler. His voice echoes in your head, broadcast from a thousand loudspeakers. His wild, gesticulating speech is reaching its foam speckled crescendo. Nazi television is everywhere. Looming over city squares, above the concourse […]

Achtung! Achtung! Nazi Germany’s dystopian experiments with TV and radio