History Gems

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In this episode of History Gems, Dr Nicola Tallis is joined by historian, lecturer, battlefield guide and dedicated Southampton supporter Julian Humphrys, to discuss Richard III, his ascent to the throne, and a metal badge which gave vital clues to the true location of the Battle of Bosworth.

Nicola and Julian also take a trip around the castles of the north, dig into Bosworth, and explore the use of the wild boar as an image in the 15th century.

For pictures of the the items discussed in this podcast, or to join the conversation on social media, visit @historygemspod on Instagram or Twitter.

What is History Gems?

Welcome to History Gems, the podcast that follows historian and author Dr Nicola Tallis as she seeks to unpick the stories behind some of history's most famous and intriguing jewels.

With a different expert on every episode, Nicola delves into a daring attempt to steal the Crown Jewels, the secrets of a supposedly cursed diamond, the creation of the world's most famous Easter eggs, and plenty more.

Check out @historygemspod on social media to see pictures of each week's gems!

Nicola's books include:
Crown of Blood: The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey
Elizabeth's Rival: The Tumultuous Tale of Lettice Knollys, Countess of Leicester
Uncrowned Queen: The Fateful Life of Margaret Beaufort, Tudor Matriarch

Find her on social media:
Twitter: @NicolaTallis
Instagram: @historian_nicola