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History magazine programme.

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28 minutes

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Tue 14 May 2013 15:00

Programme Guests

Helen Castor is joined by Dr Julie Anderson who is based at the University of Kent and Professor Clare Hanson from the University of Southampton.

"Worth Saving?"

Baroness Tanni Grey Thompson joins the Making History team to investigate claims in a new book by Dr Sue Wheatcroft at the University of Leicester that Whitehall civil servants were seriously asking whether disabled children were "worth saving" as they planned for the evacuation of London in 1938 and 1939.


"Worth Saving" is published by Manchester University Press

Material Culture and Love in the Seventeenth Century

Dr Sarah Ann Robin at the University of Lancaster talks about her research into objects which display how people felt about each other in the 1600's. If you have such items then send us a photograph of them and we will pass it on to Sarah.

Wales and the Romans

Wales and the Romans

Tom Holland meets up with Dr Peter Guest from the University of Cardiff at the Roman town of Caerwent near Newport in Gwent to understand why the Welsh hung on to their Roman legacy for hundreds of years after the occupiers left.