Histories of the Unexpected

Histories of the Unexpected explores the past in ways that you never dreamt possible. Surely there’s nothing unexpected about the past? About History? Aha, well Histories of the Unexpected adopts a new approach to exploring our past. Gone is the traditional linear plotting of battles, monarchs and political movements. Histories of the Unexpected argues that everything has a history. Presented by Dr Sam Willis and Professor James Daybell.

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Smoke


This episode is all about the unexpected history of smoke. Which is all about state craft and diplomacy. It's ritualised smoking of the peace pipe. And it's to do with smuggling and public execution. Dr Sam Willis - @DrSamWillis Professor J...


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 2016-10-04  19m
 
 

Oranges


Find out about the unexpected history of the orange, how it's linked to the the Gunpowder Plot, and other extraordinary historical connections. Dr Sam Willis - @DrSamWillis Professor James Daybell - @JamesDaybell Follow the show's new Twitte...


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 2016-09-30  19m
 
 

Windows


Find out about the unexpected history of the window, how it's linked to the 30 years war, and other extraordinary historical connections. Dr Sam Willis - @DrSamWillis Professor James Daybell - @JamesDaybell Follow the show's new Twitter: @Un...


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 2016-09-27  21m
 
 

Introduction


Surely there’s nothing unexpected about the past? About History? Aha, well Histories of the Unexpected adopts a new approach to exploring out past. Gone is the traditional linear plotting of battles, monarchs and political movements. Histories of the U...


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 2016-09-22  2m