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    The History Show Sunday 9 February 2014

    The History Show Sunday 9 February 2014

    The Irish and World War One This August will mark the centenary of the start of World War One. We will be commemorating this anniversary on The History Show with special programmes and short items telling the stories of Irish people who were involved in the war. We will also be examining what was happening here during these turbulent years. Do you have relatives who were involved in the First World War? We would like to hear their stories. Email:
    Napoleon and Josephine

    Napoleon and Josephine

    With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, this month’s Book Club looks at one of history’s best-known love stories: the relationship between Napoleon Bonaparte and Josephine de Beauharnais.  Married in 1796 and divorced in 1810, the romance between this fascinating pair coincided directly with the zenith of Napoleon’s own military and political power. Napoleon and Josephine: an improbable marriage by Evangeline Bruce was discussed Laura O’Brien, Lecturer in Modern European History with the University of Sunderland; journalist, Carol Hunt and Hugh Gough, Emeritus Professor of Modern European History at UCD. Why Napoleon and Josephine continue to arouse so much curiosity ...
    Les Miserables

    Les Miserables

    Tonight is Oscars night. It’s clear that this is a big year for historical films, with Argo, Lincoln and Django Unchained featuring among the nominations for Best Picture. Perhaps the most epic of all the period pieces fighting it out for the coveted statuette is Les Misérables, an adaptation of the stage musical based on Victor Hugo’s novel and made by Tom Hooper, who swept the board in 2011 with The King’s Speech. Many people know that Les Misérables has something to do with the French Revolution – but does this tell the whole story? Dr. Laura O’Brien of Trinity ...


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