Why do many people still believe that the British Empire was a good thing? How does that relate to British identity? Dr. Carrie Gibson discusses colonialism and its effects , the meaning of the term ‘Hispanic,’ and the involvement of the United States in Latin America as well as other questions sent in by you!
Carrie received her PhD in history from Cambridge and has worked as journalist for the Guardian and the Observer newspapers as well as the BBC. She has travelled extensively in North and South America and the Caribbean and is the author of El Norte: The Epic and Forgotten Story of Hispanic North America (Grove Press UK, 2019) and Empire’s Crossroads: A History of the Caribbean from Columbus to the Present Day (Pan Macmillan, 2014).
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Experts on History
Join your host Dr Fiona Richards as she interviews our Experts on History!
We'll meet historians, archaeologists and curators who are experts in their field and hear about the lives of people who have made history their jobs, learn fascinating facts about the past, and go on a journey through world history. Fiona also includes questions for our experts that were sent in by WHE readers.
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Fiona Richards is a history expert herself: She holds a PhD in Archaeology from the University of Edinburgh, has worked in the heritage travel industry, spent many years in historical publishing, and launched her own magazine, Timeless Travels, which specialized in history, archaeology and travel. She is an award winning journalist and the author of two books on Egyptian scarabs.