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Paul Sargeant Paul Sargeant | 15:46 UK time, Thursday, 23 September 2010

What are you doing tonight? Nothing much? How about a bit of history then. If you are around in London tonight The British Museum has an evening of events based around A History of the World.

You can hear talks about some of the objects, including the very sweet gold llama from last week, hear how the objects were chosen, or listen to stories. The theme is trade and travel and I might pop down myself for the sea-shanties. I do like a good sing-a-long Though some people would be keener to direct me towards the navigational skills workshop – if I can find it on the map.

However, if you can’t get to the British museum tonight - which I realise is the more likely scenario – may I draw your attention to a whole night of history on BBC Four.  In fact it’s a night of medieval history, including a repeat of Dr Stephen Baxter’s programme on the Domesday Book.

Check out the blog post he wrote for us last month on why the Domesday Book was a tool of political control rather than taxation – as I always thought.

I’m also keen to see Michael Wood’s new series on the Story of England as told through the history of one village.

History indoors and out and about tonight then. Take your pick.

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