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National Trust Podcast of the Week: September 21 2020

Join Bettany Hugh on a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Avebury in Wiltshire. Here the largest prehistoric stone circle in the world stands at the center of one of the greatest concentrations of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in Western Europe and holds vital clues to story of Britain, and its relationship to the wider world.
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National Trust Podcast of the Week: September 14 2020

Upton House in Warwickshire was one of four houses owned by Walter Samuel, the 2nd Lord Bearsted, who was one of the richest men in Britain before the Second World War. When he bought this estate in 1927 it satisfied all those favourite pre-war pursuits for the well-heeled British, but there is more to this house, and its former owner, than meets the eye.
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National Trust Podcast of the Week: August 3rd, 2020

Now a romantic ruin, Fountains Abbey in North Yorkshire was a thriving industrial hub for the Cistercian order of monks in the 12th Century. Here Bettany meets archaeologist Mark Newman to bring the Abbey to life once more and to explore the impact of the Cistercians, the first truly pan-European movement, on Britain’s economy.
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