Episode 1, Friday 21st October 2016: King John, The War of Jenkins Ear, Marie Antoinette and the Nobel Prize - with Simon Harkness

Episode 1,  Oct 21, 2016, 12:49 PM

On the very first episode of Yesterday's News we discuss the death of 'Bad' King John in 1216; unearth the story of one of history's most famous appendages in the War of Jenkins' Ear in 1739; head back to Revolutionary France and discuss the execution of Anne Boleyn in 1793.

My guest is presenter Simon Harkness who tells us why he's not impressed by empires, discusses famous body parts and shows a truly stunning lack of aptitude for accents. We also have a look at the history of the Nobel Prize and come to some surprising conclusions.

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Warning: contains some strong language and plenty of ill-considered snap judgements.