History Lessons

Hosted by Mattias Hessérus – features interviews with leading historians and authors.

East German pioneers and musicians depicted in the porcelain frieze 'Building of the Republic' designed by German artist Max Lingner (1952–1953) on the building of the Council of Ministers of East Germany (former Reichsluftfahrtministerium), now the Detlev-Rohwedder-Haus in Berlin, Germany. Credit: Azoor Photo / Alamy Stock Photo.
The Tuscan poets
Image: The Bank of England during the UK's second COVID lockdown. Credit: Jeff Gilbert / Alamy Stock Photo.
Depiction of a conflict between two Native American tribes in 1562. Drawing by Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues (1533-1588).
Painting of King George III of England, (1738-1820), seated on the throne in full regalia. Undated illustration. Credit: Bettmann/Contributor.
An illustration of the 'adventuress' Elizabeth Chudleigh, 1760. Credit: Hulton Archive / Getty Images.
German soldiers following a tank to Moscow in 1941 during Operation Barbarossa. Credit: Art Media / Print Collector / Getty Images.