1 October 2021

The CapX Podcast: Alex Deane on Lessons from History


Most us know about Henry VIII, Napoleon and Churchill, but what about history’s unheralded heroes?

For the latest CapX podcast we welcomed political commentator, former Tory adviser and self-declared amateur historian Alex Deane, whose new book Lessons from History shines a light on the less-known characters who have helped shape our world.

From sharp-shooting barons to self-medicating surgeons, to the Lion of Africa and a bear who nearly caused a nuclear war, this is history in all its technicolour glory with an unforgettable cast of characters.


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John Ashmore is Editor of CapX.