History at Home


Step into England’s story with our new weekly podcast. Join presenter Charles Rowe as we bring the history of our sites to life with news, views and expert interviews.

You can listen to our latest episodes below or scroll down for details of how to subscribe.

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Latest Episode

Episode 169 - White horses and hill figures in England

This week we’re joined by Senior Properties Historian Dr Susan Greaney and Professor Ronald Hutton to investigate the mysterious white horses and giant chalk figures that adorn hillsides across England. Find out who created them, when and why they were created and the stories behind many of England’s most famous hill figures, from the Uffington and Westbury White Horses to the Cerne Abbas Giant and the Long Man of Wilmington.

Discover more about the Uffington White Horse and plan your visit here.

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Black History

In these episodes of the podcast, discover the story of the Crafts' incredible journey and fight for freedom, what life would have been like for Dido Belle growing up in the georgian aristocracy and the legacy that the transatlantic slave trade has left at our properties. Plus we discuss the black people commemorated by Blue Plaques in London, including musical legend Bob Marley.

Blue Plaque Biographies

Commemorative blue plaques found on buildings across London connect people and place together – but there is much more to discover about these famous figures.  Join us to find out more about the fascinating stories behind the plaques, as The English Heritage Podcast delves into their histories in this series of episodes. 

Ask the experts...

In this mini series, our experts answer your questions. From castles and monasteries to prehistory, discover the things you always wanted to know. Get your question answered in a future episode: email us at podcast@english-heritage.org.uk with your question and your name to be included. 

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