The life and death of King John

King John’s acts of misgovernment prompted his barons to demand reform, setting the kingdom on the road to civil war and leading to John’s grant of Magna Carta. Why was he seen as such a terrible king and how did Magna Carta come about?

Professor David Carpenter, Professor Stephen Church and Dr Marc Morris discuss the life and reign of King John, 800 years after his death in October 1216.

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Defeating the Zeppelins

For almost two years during the First World War, German airships roamed over the British countryside, bombing towns and villages without fear of a significant response from the aircraft assigned to defend the country. But all that changed in the late summer of 1916 when a new weapon was introduced, one that spelt the end of the Zeppelin menace.

Ian Castle is the author of two books and a website detailing Germany’s air campaign against Britain during the First World War (http://ift.tt/1JONkq5).

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The best way to handle tonnes of Portland stone

IT’S time to enjoy another classic picture postcard thanks to friend of Looking Back Andy Hutchings.

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Which famous film and TV star had a row with the director while filming in Weymouth?

MIKE Lee is back again this week to provide us with more fascinating titbits about locally made movies.

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Film star tried to find the happiest married couple in Winterbourne Abbas

AFTER reading our piece about star Charlie Drake visiting Weymouth to film Petticoat Pirates, Di Phillips has been in touch.

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Life in the forgotten streets of Weymouth

MORE memories have come flooding in of life in what was once Silver Street and Jockeys Row in Weymouth.

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Which famous film and TV star had a row with the director while filming in Weymouth?

MIKE Lee is back again this week to provide us with more fascinating titbits about locally made movies.

from Dorset Echo | Looking Back http://ift.tt/2grm1W0

Film star tried to find the happiest married couple in Winterbourne Abbas

AFTER reading our piece about star Charlie Drake visiting Weymouth to film Petticoat Pirates, Di Phillips has been in touch.

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Life in the forgotten streets of Weymouth

MORE memories have come flooding in of life in what was once Silver Street and Jockeys Row in Weymouth.

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Picture of the Day: Trolley buses and the Hotel Empress – Bournemouth Square in 1945

Harry Dipple of Blandford brought in a Bournemouth Square picture taken from the Bournemouth Times.

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